Author:Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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Edward Phillips Oppenheim
(1866–1946)
English novelist, mostly writing under the pen name of E. Phillips Oppenheim: in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Quite a few of his works have been adapted for the screen.
Edward Phillips Oppenheim


Works[edit]

(Partial list)

Novels[edit]


  • Expiation (Oppenheim), 1887
  • The Peer and the Woman, 1895
  • A Daughter of the Marionis, 1895
  • False Evidence, 1896
  • A Modern Prometheus, 1896
  • The Mystery of Mr. Bernard Brown, 1896
  • The Wooing of Fortune, 1896
  • The Postmaster of Market Deighton, 1897
  • The Amazing Judgment, 1897
  • Mysterious Mr. Sabin, 1898
  • A Daughter of Astrea, 1898
  • As a Man Lives, 1898
  • Mr. Marx's Secret, 1899
  • The Man and His Kingdom, 1899
  • The World's Great Snare, 1900
  • A Millionaire of Yesterday, 1900
  • The Survivor, 1901
  • Enoch Strone, aka A Master of Men, 1901
  • A Sleeping Memory, aka The Great Awakening, 1902
  • The Traitors, 1902
  • A Prince of Sinners, 1903
  • The Yellow Crayon, 1903
  • The Betrayal, 1904
  • Anna the Adventuress, 1904
  • A Maker of History, 1905 Internet Archive
  • The Master Mummer, 1905
  • A Lost Leader, 1906
  • The Tragedy of Andrea, 1906
  • The Malefactor, aka Mr. Wingrave, Millionaire, 1906
  • Berenice (Oppenheim), 1907
  • The Great Secret (Oppenheim), aka The Secret, 1908 Internet Archive
  • The Governor, 1908
  • The Distributors, (aka Ghosts of Society), 1908 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Missioner, 1908
  • The Kingdom of Earth, (aka The Black Watcher), 1909 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • Jeanne of the Marshes, 1909
  • The Illustrious Prince, 1910
  • Passers By, 1910 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lost Ambassador, aka The Missing Delora, 1910
  • The Golden Web, 1911 (as Anthony Partridge) Internet Archive
  • The Moving Finger (Oppenheim), aka A Falling Star. 1911 Internet Archive
  • Havoc, 1911
  • The Court of St. Simon, 1912 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lighted Way, 1912
  • The Tempting of Tavernake, 1912
  • The Mischief Maker, 1913
  • The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton, 1913
  • The Way of These Women, 1914
  • A People's Man, 1914
  • The Vanished Messenger, 1914
  • The Black Box, 1915 Internet Archive
  • The Double Traitor, 1915
  • Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo, 1915
  • The Kingdom of the Blind, 1916
  • The Hillman, 1917
  • The Cinema Murder, aka The Other Romilly. 1917 Internet Archive
  • The Pawns Count, 1918 Internet Archive
  • The Zeppelin's Passenger, aka Mr. Lessingham Goes Home, 1918
  • The Wicked Marquis, 1919
  • The Box with Broken Seals, aka The Strange Case of Mr. Jocelyn Thew, 1919
  • The Curious Quest, (aka The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss), 1919
  • The Devil's Paw, 1920
  • The Profiteers, 1921
  • Jacob's Ladder, 1921 Internet Archive
  • Nobody's Man, 1921 Internet Archive
  • The Evil Shepherd, 1922 Internet Archive
  • The Great Prince Shan, 1922
  • The Mystery Road, 1923
  • The Wrath to Come, 1924
  • The Passionate Quest, 1924
  • Stolen Idols, 1925
  • Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker, 1925

Short story collections[edit]

Of these 37 collections of short stories, 26 of which have been issued in book form in the United States, most of the volumes are series with sustained interest in which one group of characters appear throughout the various stories.


  • The Long Arm of Mannister, aka The Long Arm, 1908
  • Peter Ruff and the Double-Four, [aka The Double Four], 1912
  • For the Queen, 1912
  • Those Other Days, 1912
  • Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures, 1913
  • The Amazing Partnership, 1914
  • Mysteries of the Riviera, 1916
  • Aaron Rodd, Diviner, 1920
  • Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat, 1920
  • Hon. Algernon Knox, Detective, 1920
  • The Seven Conundrums, 1923
  • Michael's Evil Deeds, 1923
  • The Inevitable Millionaires, 1923
  • The Terrible Hobby of Sir Joseph Londe, 1924
  • The Adventures of Mr. Joseph P. Gray, 1925


Film adaptations[edit]

  • The Black Box (serial), 1915
  • The Golden Web, 1926


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1946, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.