Author:Percival Christopher Wren

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Percival Christopher Wren
(1875–1941)
British writer, mostly of adventure fiction; remembered for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924 involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its sequels.
Percival Christopher Wren

Works[edit]


  • Dew and Mildew: Semi-Detached Stories from Darabad, India (1912 UK) (external scan)
  • Father Gregory; or, Lures and Failures: A Tale of Hindustan (1913 UK/1926 US) (external scan)
  • Snake and Sword (1914 UK; as The Snake and the Sword 1923 US) (external scan)
  • Driftwood Spars (1916 UK/1927 US) Project Gutenberg
  • Stepsons of France (1917 UK/1917 US) (external scan)
  • Cupid in Africa; or, The Baking of Bertran in Love and War - A Character Study (1920 UK) Project Gutenberg

The Beau Geste trilogy:

  • Beau Geste (1924 UK/1925 US)
  • Beau Sabreur (1926 UK/US)
  • Beau Ideal (1928 UK/US)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • The Indian Teacher's Guide to the Theory and Practice of Mental, Moral, and Physical Education (1910 Bombay)
  • Indian School Organization, Management, Discipline, Tone, and Equipment, Being the Indian Headmaster's Guide (1911 Bombay) (external scan)
  • The Direct Teaching of English in Indian Schools (1911 Bombay)
  • Chemistry and First Aid for Standard VII with H. E. H. Pratt (1913 Bombay)
  • Physics and Mechanics with N.B. Macmillan (1914 Bombay)
  • A Health Reader For Indian High Schools (1914 Bombay) (external scan)
  • With the Prince through Canada, New Zealand, and Australia (1922 Bombay)

Edited and revised works[edit]

  • The World of India, Adapted for Use in Indian Schools, edited by Wren (1905 Calcutta)
  • Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, edited and simplified by Wren (1912 UK)
  • Longman's Science Series for Indian High Schools, 11 volumes edited by Wren (1913–14 Bombay)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1941, 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 75 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.