Quotes by Edgar Wallace

"An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex."

"Vanity takes no more obnoxious form than the everlasting desire for approval."

"I never did believe in the equality of the sexes, but no girl is the weaker vessel if she gets first grip of the kitchen poker."

"Non ho mai seguito valori illusori, come il successo, ma ho cercato e trovato dei punti di forza che mi hanno consentito una concezione più ampia del mondo, una sempre rinnovata capacità di gratitudine nei confronti dei miei simili e una sincera umiltà che mi assiste oggi, mentre dalla mia piccola posizione di vantaggio lungo il cammino che va verso l'alto e non finisce mai, guardo la pazienza ammirevole e il coraggio di quelli che dietro di me lottano ancora."

"don't know whether there's a law that stops my doing this, Jim; but if there is, you've got to get round it. You're a lawyer and you know the game. You're my pal and the best pal I've had, Jim, and you'll do it for me." The dying man looked"

Books by Edgar Wallace

  • The Four Just Men
  • 1,111 ratings
  • February 12th 2001 by House of Stratus

    (first published June 4th 1905)

  • King Kong
  • 15 ratings
  • October 31st 2016 by Perfect Commando Productions
  • Private Selby
  • 4 ratings
  • 1928 by Ward Lock & Co Ltd.

    (first published 1912)

Edgar Wallace
  • Edgar Wallace

  • Date of birth: April 01, 1875
  • Died: February 10, 1932
  • Born: in Greenwich, South London, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.

    Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him.

    He is most famous today as the co-creator of "King Kong", writing the early screenplay and story for the movie, as well as a short story "King Kong" (1933) credited to him and Draycott Dell. He was known for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, The Four Just Men, the Ringer, and for creating the Green Archer character during his lifetime.