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London, 1913 the era of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the Invisible Man A time of shadows, secret societies, and dens filled with opium addicts Into this world comes the most fantastic emissary of evil society has ever known Dr Fu Manchu The insidious doctor returns to Great Britain with his league of assassins, the dreaded Si Fan He seeks to subvert the realm at tLondon, 1913 the era of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the Invisible Man A time of shadows, secret societies, and dens filled with opium addicts Into this world comes the most fantastic emissary of evil society has ever known Dr Fu Manchu The insidious doctor returns to Great Britain with his league of assassins, the dreaded Si Fan He seeks to subvert the realm at the highest levels, but Fu Manchu has his own secrets which he will protect by any means.


  • Title: The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu
  • Author: Sax Rohmer
  • ISBN: 9780857686046
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Sax Rohmer

AKA Arthur Sarsfield Ward real name Michael Furey.Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward 15 February 1883 1 June 1959 , better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr Fu Manchu.Born in Birmingham to a working class family, Rohmer initially pursued a career as a civil servant before concentrating on writing full time.He worked as a poet, songwriter, and comedy sketch writer in Music Hall before creating the Sax Rohmer persona and pursuing a career writing weird fiction.Like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, Rohmer claimed membership to one of the factions of the qabbalistic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Rohmer also claimed ties to the Rosicrucians, but the validity of his claims has been questioned His physician and family friend, Dr R Watson Councell may have been his only legitimate connection to such organizations It is believed that Rohmer may have exaggerated his association in order to boost his literary reputation as an occult writer.His first published work came in 1903, when the short story The Mysterious Mummy was sold to Pearson s Weekly He gradually transitioned from writing for Music Hall performers to concentrating on short stories and serials for magazine publication In 1909 he married Rose Elizabeth Knox.He published his first novel Pause anonymously in 1910 After penning Little Tich in 1911 as ghostwriter for the Music Hall entertainer he issued the first Fu Manchu novel, The Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu, was serialized from October 1912 June 1913 It was an immediate success with its fast paced story of Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie facing the worldwide conspiracy of the Yellow Peril The Fu Manchu stories, together with his conventional detective series characters Paul Harley, Gaston Max, Red Kerry, Morris Klaw, and The Crime Magnet made Rohmer one of the most successful and well paid authors of the 1920s and 1930s.Rohmer also wrote several novels of supernatural horror, including Brood of the Witch Queen Rohmer was very poor at managing his wealth, however, and made several disastrous business decisions that hampered him throughout his career His final success came with a series of novels featuring a female variation on Fu Manchu, Sumuru.After World War II, the Rohmers moved to New York only returning to London shortly before his death Rohmer died in 1959 due to an outbreak of influenza Asian Flu.There were thirteen books in the Fu Manchu series in all not counting the posthumous The Wrath of Fu Manchu The Sumuru series consist of five books.His wife published her own mystery novel, Bianca in Black in 1954 under the pen name, Elizabeth Sax Rohmer Some editions of the book mistakenly credit her as Rohmer s daughter Elizabeth Sax Rohmer and Cay Van Ash, her husband s former assistant, wrote a biography of the author, Master of Villainy, published in 1972.



Comments The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

  • Mike

    The review from afar – No. 10Re-revised forward to these overseas reviews:As I emulate a yo-yo, I continue to rely on an old-style Kindle 3G for any non-technical reading. I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg: virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (UK title, The Devil Doctor) continues the battle between Good and Evil as embodied by (for Good) Colonial Police Commissioner (with a Royal Roving License) Denis [...]


  • Spacewanderer

    Not as racist as the first book, "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu" (a.k.a, "The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu"). And, frankly, the novel suffers because of it. "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu" reminds you of that really racist elderly relative that you only see on holidays and is always belting out racial slurs because he or she was raised during a time when the concept of political correctness didn't exist (i.e The concept of white people looking down on minorities is as natural as eating or breathing). T [...]


  • Marts(Thinker)

    Another wonderfully crafted Fu Manchu mystery & the second in this series. It contains exciting elements like, protecting the British Empire and saving a beautiful woman from a devil's grasp Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie must once again battle their clever fiend Fu Manchu who now continues his evil deeds in England


  • Julie Davis

    As enjoyable as the first, with Dr. Petrie unable to decide if Fu Manchu's sexiest operative is completely evil or just faking it. No matter, because one whiff of that perfume turns him into her slave (more or less). To the understandable frustration of our hero, Wayland Smith. Western imperialism has never been so entertaining.


  • Perry Whitford

    When the indefatigable Burmese police commissioner Nayland Smith and his trusty friend and sidekick Dr. Petrie both receive a mysterious midnight summons, the deadly import of the ruse soon dawns on them - the fiendish Dr. Fu-Manchu is back on the loose in London!The Fu-Manchu novels of Sax Rohmer are shameless Sherlock Holmes rip-offs. The characters and roles of the sleuth and his assistant are entirely lifted from Conan Doyle's earlier model. The big difference is the figure of Fu-Manchu hims [...]


  • Bill

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu is the second book of the Fu-Manchu thrillers by Sax Rohmer. Originally published in 1916, it is true pulp fiction at its best and the stuff that those old Hammer movies were made of and that I sat through Saturday matinee serials. (Do you remember those?)Fu-Manchu is a cunning, evil genius trying to take over the world and to destroy his arch enemy Nayland Smith and his faithful companion, Dr. Petrie. Smith has been back in Burma and has heard that Fu-Manchu is still [...]


  • Steve Newman

    A good, but not great sequel to the first in the series. I have to say that having the Dr simply focused on removing Smith and Peitre was a bit disappointing. There was no global domination plot, etc So far, without read #3, these seems to have been a between book and not one that really stands on its own. With that said, the characters improved and the visuals that were conjured of the times and places was well written. I did find it interesting that in the versions of the books that I read, Mr [...]


  • Carolyn Fitzpatrick

    The terribly evil Dr. Fu-Manchu returns to London and completely baffles the entertainingly racist British detectives pursuing him. This is the second book in the series, and a lot of fun for two reasons. On one hand it is exciting and melodramatic, and on the other it is a glimpse into the mindset of the author, writing at a time when the "Yellow Peril" was seen as a scientifically proven reality. Reading this book is both an absorbing diversion and an interesting comparison to the hidden racis [...]


  • Freder

    I came to this with a familiarity of the characters based on other media: movies, serials, and especially Marvel's MASTER OF KUNG FU comic book. I don't know what I expected, but I certainly did not expect the writing to be so abysmally bad, or the story to be so uninvolving, or for the characters to be so flat that they disappear when y'turn 'em sideways. This was a big disappointment. Couldn't even finish the damn thing.


  • Jonathan Stevens

    Having read he first two novels, I reluctantly conclude Fu Manchu stories are notquite my cup of tea. The stories seem like relatively mundane crime thrillers, andFu Manchu seems more like a rather clever criminal than the terrifying diabolical geniusI'm supposed to think he is.


  • Stuart Dean

    More of the serialized adventures of Commissioner Nayland Smith and his gentleman companion Dr. Petrie as they battle with the sinister and nefarious Dr. Fu-Manchu. As usual, Dr. Petrie is going about his business when Smith shows up suddenly and whisks him away to show up just too late to stop a bizarre murder. Dr. Fu-Manchu has returned with his Rube Goldberg killing devices to further his ambitions to spread the Yellow Menace over the proper white world. You could easily imagine this book as [...]


  • Benn Allen

    Like the first book of this series ("The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu"), "The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" is clearly derived from serial installments. (Notice how often author Sax Rohmer repeats the introductory descriptions of various characters and their habits, for instance.) And like its predecessor, "The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" really doesn't have an overall plot. It's really just a series of one incident after another. There's really no narrative thread guiding the book. It's a lot of Sir Nayland [...]


  • Andrew Garvey

    Review coming soon as part of a Fu Manchu article at spookyisles


  • Michael

    More exoticism from Rohmer. One reviewer praised the quality of the prose and the plot! Don't read this book for those reasons. The writing is clumsy and repetitious. Characters are very thinly written. To be read simply as a "guilty pleasure" and perhaps as inadvertent social history. If you enjoy the old style serial movie adventures such as Zorro or Flash Gordon you may enjoy these.


  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room

    Words almost fail me to describe the sheer lyrical delight of reading Sax Rohmer’s wonderful Fu Manchu series. Were I banished to a desert island for life, with only a lantern to read by, and told I would be limited to the Fu Manchu Mysteries, gladly I would go (until I wore the pages loose from constant rereading). Mr. Rohmer had an inimitable, unsurpassable literary style; he never needed courses to teach him how to bait and maintain the reader’s hook. His characters, his settings, his plo [...]


  • Carl

    "The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu," also titled "The Devil Doctor," is the second of the 14 novels featuring the clever battle of minds and wills between Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Fu-Manchu. There is, of course, our narrator, Dr. Petrie, and the mysterious woman returns as well: the beautiful Egyptian, Karamaneh, whose allegiance is often unclear. In fact, Smith and Petrie often are able to survive Fu Manchu's clever schemes or traps through some last minute twist, or by almost "divine" interventio [...]


  • Felix Zilich

    Доктор Фу Манчу возвращается к берегам Туманного Альбиона. Его новая задача – ликвидация работающих на Востоке агентов британского империализма. Для этого доктору нужно совсем немного. Выкрасть и допросить с пристрастием единственного человека, который знает этих агент [...]


  • Peter Carrier

    Quickly grabs hold and doesn't let go. While this installment still has numerous disparaging references to race and gender (the passage, "It was a lesson in logic-from a woman! I changed the subject." comes to mind), they seem fewer in number, as well as more veiled or tongue in cheek.Rohmer again demonstrates his marvelous prose, offering intrigue, suspense and mystery around every corner. His pacing is nothing short of masterful, imploring the reader to press on, page after page, to discover w [...]


  • Jason Speck

    The second in Sax Rohmer's pulp series featuring the evil genius of Fu-Manchu. Originally written as a series of short episodes that were collected into a novel, the book is best read like a serial, as many of the set pieces are similar in type. Two books into this series one wonders how such 'intelligent' Englishmen could continually fall into the same traps, and how such a criminal 'mastermind' as Fu Manchu could keep failing to kill them. Indeed, towards the end of the novel the doctor notes [...]


  • David Merrill

    As one would expect there are racial slurs throughout a novel like this, but not nearly as many as its reputation would suggest. Rohmer's descriptive abilities far outweigh the discomfort those slurs will create. Sir Dennis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie remind me a lot of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, but the focus is more on action/adventure than mystery. Smith's Moriarty, Fu Manchu is the ultimate diabolical, scientific genius. We see his lackeys more often than we see him, but their horrific [...]


  • Sandy

    This is the second of the 14 Fu Manchu books that Sax Rohmer gave us. Like the first, it is very episodic in nature, revealing its origin as a series of short magazine stories. A reading of the previous book WOULD be helpful for a full enjoyment of this volume, but is not absolutely necessary. Like the first book, this one is jam-packed with fast-moving action and bizarre adventure. It is surprisingly well written; sometimes even elegantly written. Just note the description of the seedy East End [...]


  • Adhoc

    This is goofy fun if you can get by the racist nonsense. Dr Petrie and Nayland Smith, the Thompson twins (Tintin) of counter conspiracy chase Fu Manchu the original Dr evil. Fu Manchu has a plan for world domination, sound familiar? I didn't actually read the book I listened to it. It is available at Librivox and is nicely read by Elaine Tweddle of Sterling Ontario. Elaine does a besotted Petry painfully well. This is excellent bus and metro listening.even if you miss the better part of a chapte [...]


  • Matt Stevens

    So with all the great villains I've been introduced to in my lifetime including Darth Vader, Khan, Cobra Commander, Megatron, Hannibal Lector, the Joker, Ming the Merciless; I was very much looking forward to learning more about the villain of villains Fu Manchu. Many writers I really enjoy make mention to the vileness and depravity that is Fu Manchu. Oooooooor, so I thought. Seriously? I get it was written in another time and that it started as a serial but really?Characters are only introduced [...]


  • Read1000books

    Don't read this book if you're looking for over-the-top violence, racy sexual content, or coarse profanity. Howeverif your tastes in literature include good old-fashioned actionHERE IT IS!! Almost from the first page you get lurking assassins, hair-breadth escapes, mysterious castles, trap doors, strange creatures creeping through the night, quicksand, haunted houses; and with chapter titles such as: "Dark Eyes Looked Into Mine", "The Coughing Horror", "A Cry On The Moor", and "The Mummy", what' [...]


  • Brian

    Unfortunately it was a sign of the times that racist remarks were freely written and accepted by many authors, Sax Rohmer was no different.That sad fact aside, this series of books was written by the masterful Sax Rohmer where there is no dull moment, no chance of catching your breath, and all the reasons why he was such a great author in each book. A style all his own written at a time when harlots, whores and racy clothing wasn't needed to capture and maintain a readers attention. Fantastic ch [...]


  • Denise

    I first discovered this author almost 50 years ago and have actively been seeking older copies since then. Sax Rohmer's books rank up there with the greats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H. Rider Haggard. Nayland Smith and his Watson, Petrie, are on a continuous chase to find the evil Dr. Fu Manchu, helped along the way by the doctor's exotic Egyptian follower,Karamaneh.Non stop action throughout the book. If you like Indiana Jones, this is a book you will like.


  • Droid

    "Many strange and terrible memories are mine, memories stranger and more terrible than those of the average man; but this thing which now moved slowly down upon us through the impenetrable gloom of that haunted place, was (if the term be understood) almost absurdly horrible."Just like your writing, Mr Rohmer!


  • Abner Rosenweig

    The cliffhanger, episodic intrigue of the Fu-Manchu series is entertaining. Rohmer is imaginative and inventive and although the repetitive structure of the episodes can become predictable and the prejudice against the Chinese race can appear insensitive, the books remain a great adventure for rainy day summer Sunday reading.


  • David Allen

    Dr. Petrie, Nayland Smith, Karamaneh and Fu Manchu are back. As with the first book, the sequel is a series of episodes of about 20 pages each, usually involving death traps, miraculous escapes, horrifying tortures and an embarrassing Orientalism. There's a near-Lovecraftian nightmarishness to many scenes. A guilty pleasure.


  • JW

    Sometimes incredibly racist (It is nearly 100 years old), Sax Rohmer tells one hell of a suspenseful story filled with foggy London streets and he truly is a master of suspense. Fu Manchu is Darth Vader without the mommy issues.


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