We Shall See!

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'We Shall See!', a quintessential work of detective fiction by Edgar Wallace, readers are immersed in the chilling mystery surrounding the death of Alva, whose psychological instability forms the backdrop for this captivating narrative. Wallace deftly weaves a tale filled with suspense and a web of intricate relationships, told through a series of compelling interrogations of each member of the Collins household. Set against the backdrop of the early 20th-century detective genre, Wallace employs a lucid and unadorned prose style that harkens back to the traditional thriller format while exploring the darker corners of human motive and the complexities consequential to mental distress.

Edgar Wallace stands among the prolific writers of the early 1900s, with a career as a journalist, novelist, and playwright that resulted in a repository of works brimming with intrigue and societal commentary. Wallace's fascination with the justice system and his flair for constructing elaborate plots can often be attributed to his experiences as a war correspondent and crime reporter—experiences that lend authenticity to the grim practicalities of investigation and the multifaceted nature of criminal intent illustrated in 'We Shall See!'.

This novel is a compelling read for aficionados of classic detective stories and those seeking to unravel a complex whodunit. Wallace's mastery in portraying the psychological intricacies of his characters and the deft plotting makes 'We Shall See!' an essential entry in the annals of crime literature. Its marriage of psychological insight and narrative tension will particularly delight readers who relish a story where the investigative journey is as intriguing as the resolution itself.

About the Author

Edgar Wallace, born Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace on April 1, 1875, in London, England, was a prolific writer, journalist, and playwright. Renowned for his literary prowess, Wallace penned over 170 novels, 18 stage plays, and numerous articles and short stories, which were popular in the early 20th century (Lane, 1938). His book 'We Shall See!' showcases Wallace's signature style—fast-paced narrative and an enthralling mystery, resonating with his reputation as a master of the thriller genre. Wallace's early career was marked by his work as a war correspondent during the Second Boer War for Reuters and the Daily Mail, which informed his keen understanding of plotting and suspense (Clark, 1986). As a master of detective narratives and crime fiction, his works like 'The Four Just Men' and 'Sanders of the River' have stood as testaments to his storytelling abilities and contributed to the popularization of the thriller genre. His legacy extends to the creation of 'King Kong,' for which he is credited with the initial story, though he passed away before its release. Wallace's influence was so significant during his lifetime that it was said nearly a quarter of all books read in England were penned by him (Fisher, 1956). He died on February 10, 1932, leaving behind a legacy that influenced not only a generation of readers but also future writers of crime fiction. His indelible mark on literature continues to be celebrated today.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 82 Pages

Filesize: 337.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547322535