Sax Rohmer

English novelist

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 18831 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist, most remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.


  • There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one's nervous system as the anticipation of calamity.
  • There is no incidental music to the dramas of real life.
    • The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (1920), ch. ix

The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu (1913)Edit

  • Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, ... one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present ... Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man.
  • Many there are, I doubt not, who will regard the Eastern girl with horror. I ask their forgiveness in that I regarded her quite differently. No man having seen her could have condemned her unheard. Many, having looked into her lovely eyes, had they found there what I found, must have forgiven her almost any crime.

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