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The Wallet of Kai Lung

Ernest Bramah

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212 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 7.2in. x 0.7in.Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author. Bramah published 21 books and numerous short stories. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W. W. Jacobs; his detective stories with Conan Doyle; his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells. Bramah was a recluse who refused to allow his public even the slightest glimpse of his private life. We now know that Bramah, whose real name was Smith, was a man of erudition and prescience with a unique style of writing that has never been copied. His most famous works are: Four Max Carrados Detective Stories (1914), Kai Lungs Golden Hours (1922), The Mirror of Kong Ho (1905) and The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900). The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of stories told by Kai Lung, an iterant story teller from ancient China. The story takes place long ago in fictional China where an introduction can take hours, as two people repeatedly humble themselves. Although the writers language takes some getting used to the stories are quite amusing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781438504490

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Title: The Wallet of Kai Lung

Publisher: Book Jungle

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author. Bramah published 21 books and numerous short stories. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W. W. Jacobs; his detective stories with Conan Doyle; his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells. Bramah was a recluse who refused to allow his public even the slightest glimpse of his private life. We now know that Bramah, whose real name was Smith, was a man of erudition and prescience with a unique style of writing that has never been copied. His most famous works are: Four Max Carrados Detective Stories (1914), Kai Lung's Golden Hours (1922), The Mirror of Kong Ho (1905) and The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900). The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of stories told by Kai Lung, an iterant story teller from ancient China. The story takes place long ago in fictional China where an introduction can take hours, as two people repeatedly humble themselves. Although the writer’s language takes some getting used to the stories are quite amusing.

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Ernest Bramah (20 March 1868 – 27 June 1942), born Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. He published 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W.W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah’s book What Might Have Been influenced his Nineteen Eighty-Four. Bramah created the characters Kai Lung and Max Carrados. Bramah was a recluse who did not give the public details of his personal life. He died at 74 a successful author, having a knowledge of chemistry, physics, law, philosophy, the classics, literature, the occult and ordnance, and being an expert in a branch of numismatics.

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