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dc.creatorCannon, Garland
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-07T19:37:20Z
dc.date.available2005-12-07T19:37:20Z
dc.date.issued2005-12-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2820
dc.description.abstractSax Rohmer (the pseudonym of Arthur Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) was one of the most widely read pop authors in the English-speaking world in the 20th century. His Fu Manchu first appeared in "The Zayat Kiss," in the British magazine Story-Teller (October 1912), followed by the novel The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu in 1913. After World War II Rohmer changed this sinister Chinese arch-criminal into a heroic anti-Communist. Further thrilled by radio versions, feature films, stage plays, television series, and even a Marvel comic book, millions of readers have shuddered in Rohmer's auras of tomb robbers, ancient Egyptian demons haunting asp-infested tunnels beneath the pyramids, voodoo rites and zombies, and vampires, communicated by carefully selected eastern lexical borrowings. In 1951 he introduced the glamorous witch Sumuru as a female Fu Manchu in five well-received novels.en
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dc.subjectAlchemyen
dc.subjectAncient Egypten
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectArabic language and cultureen
dc.subjectChinese culture and peopleen
dc.subjectAgatha Christieen
dc.subjectComparative Studiesen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectFu Manchuen
dc.subjectIslamen
dc.subjectSir William Jonesen
dc.subjectEdward W Laneen
dc.subjectLexicographyen
dc.subjectLinguisticsen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMahound (=Mahummad)en
dc.subjectOxford English Dictionaryen
dc.subjectPersian language and cultureen
dc.subjectEdgar Allen Poeen
dc.subjectPyramidsen
dc.subjectSax Rohmeren
dc.subjectSemanticsen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectSorceryen
dc.subjectTarzanen
dc.subjectWord borrowingsen
dc.subjectYello Perilen
dc.subjectH. G. Wellsen
dc.titleSax Romer's Use of Oriental Words in His Fictionen
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