The Green Rust

ebook: The Green Rust

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Green Rust,' Edgar Wallace offers an enthralling concoction of suspense and intricate plotting. This crime novel, set against a backdrop of international intrigue, chronicles the journey of an American detective, pitted against a diabolical Doctor scheming to annihilate the world's wheat crops. Wallace's narrative is a masterclass in driving a plot with escalating stakes, embodying the essence of early 20th-century pulp fiction with a formidable literary flair. His writing style vividly draws readers into the high-stakes world of espionage, beset with twists that pay homage to the tradition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while forecasting the emergence of spy thrillers. Within the literary context of the genre, 'The Green Rust' stands out for its prescient take on bioterrorism, adding a layer of timeliness to Wallace's arresting storytelling.

Edgar Wallace's prolific career as a reporter and war correspondent imbued him with insights into the criminal underworld and the complexities of global conflicts, threads that weave through 'The Green Rust.' These experiences enriched his understanding of the human psyche and lent authenticity to the malevolent ambitions of his characters. Wallace's own relentless energy is mirrored in his unyielding pace and his penchant for the dramatic; traits that have cemented his reputation as an architect of modern thriller narratives.

'The Green Rust' comes highly recommended to aficionados of classic detective fiction and to those who relish the melding of mystery with geopolitical gambits. Readers who yearn for an era where the line between hero and villain is clear-cut, and the threat to humanity is as grandiose as it is sinister, will find in Wallace's work a satisfying escape. This book is a testament to the enduring charm of a well-woven mystery and is a must-read for anyone invested in the genealogy of crime fiction.


About the Author

Edgar Wallace, born on April 1, 1875, in London, was a prolific British writer and journalist. Wallace's literature career is marked with the creation of more than 175 novels, numerous plays, and screenplays. Perhaps best known for the detective thriller 'The Green Rust' (1919), Wallace adeptly weaved themes of espionage, criminal masterminds, and suspense in a post-World War I setting, capturing the imaginations of his readers. His literary style is often characterized by fast-paced narratives, intricate plotting, and a penchant for the sensational, which have delighted mystery and adventure enthusiasts for generations. Furthermore, Wallace made substantial contributions to the popularization of the crime genre, influencing not just his contemporaries, but the course of detective fiction at large. Besides 'The Green Rust', his extensive bibliography includes titles such as 'The Four Just Men' (1905), a novel that established his reputation, and 'King Kong' (1933), which was published shortly after his death and became a classic in both literature and film. Wallace's enduring legacy is evidenced by his numerous works that continue to be read and adapted, testifying to his skill in crafting enduring popular fiction. Wallace passed away on February 10, 1932, leaving behind a legacy as one of England's most entertaining and prolific writers.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 201 Pages

Filesize: 944.4 KB

ISBN: 8596547322634

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