The Forbidden Territory

A&C Black, 10.10.2013 - 257 Seiten
9 Rezensionen
Dennis Wheatley's first published novel, introducing his modern trinity of musketeers in the epicurean Duke de Richleau, financier Simon Aron, and the wealthy young American, Rex Van Ryn.

The Duke receives a coded message from his missing friend, Van Ryn who, while hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia, is now in prison somewhere in that vast country.

Along with the Duke, good friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton set off on a secret mission to secure his escape. Without official papers they lead a thrilling caper, hunted by the Secret Police, through Siberia and across the plains of Soviet Russia.

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Review: The Forbidden Territory (Duke de Richleau #5)

Nutzerbericht  - Seth Skorkowsky - Goodreads

Fun time capsule of 1930's adventure set in the Soviet Union prior to WW2. Being 80 years old, the style is a bit dated, and many parts were a tad predictable (although Wheatley did throw me for a few ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Forbidden Territory (Duke de Richleau #5)

Nutzerbericht  - Goodreads

Who? Dennis Wheatley was a prolific and best-selling author whom I never heard about before Kenneth Hite mentioned him on his and Robin D. Laws' podcast, Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff. And reading ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Dennis Wheatley (1897 ? 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

Wheatley was the eldest of three children, and his parents were the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College, London. In 1919 he assumed management of the family wine business but in 1931, after a decline in business due to the depression, he began writing.

His first book, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. During the 1960s, his publishers sold one million copies of Wheatley titles per year, and his Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories.

During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain.

Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.

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