Author:Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace
(1875–1932)
British crime writer, journalist, and playwright; remembered for the creation of King Kong, as a writer of 'the colonial imagination', for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, and the Green Archer
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace

Works[edit]

Novels and collections[edit]

African novels ("Sanders" stories)[edit]

The Four Just Men series[edit]

Crime novels and short stories compilations[edit]

Other novels[edit]

Individual short stories[edit]

The Admirable Carfew (Windsor Magazine 1911-1914; book 1914)

The Keepers of the King's Peace (1917) (Bones )

  • "The Branding of Bones" (ss) Windsor Magazine, 1916
  • "A Maker of Storms" (ss) Windsor Magazine, 1916
  • "Bones and the Wireless" (ss) Windsor Magazine, 1916
  • "The Remedy" (ss) Windsor Magazine, 1916
  • "The Medicine Man" (ss) Windsor Magazine, 1916

Chick (Windsor Magazine 1921-22; book 1923)

Poetry collections[edit]

  • The Mission That Failed (1898)
  • War and Other Poems (1900)
  • Writ in Barracks (1900) (external scan)

Plays[edit]

  • The Ringer (1929)
  • On the Spot (1930)
  • The Squeaker (1930)

Screenplays[edit]

  • King Kong (1932)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932)
  • The Squeaker (1930)
  • The Valley of Ghosts (1928)
  • Prince Gabby (1929)

Fact books[edit]

  • Famous Scottish Regiments (1914)
  • Field Marshal Sir John French (1914)
  • Heroes All: Gallant Deeds of the War (1914)
  • The Standard History of the War (1914)
  • Kitchener's Army and the Territorial Forces: The Full Story of a Great Achievement (1915) (external scan)
  • 1925-The Story of a Fatal Place (1915)
  • War of the Nations (1915-1917, 9 volumes)
  • People (1926)


  1. The Four Just Men as Part I: The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; The Council of Justice as Part II: The Council of Justice

A huge collection of Edgar Wallace's works is available at [PG Australia]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1932, 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 80 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.