"Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, a close-shaven skull, and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present, with all the resources, if you will, of a wealthy government--which, however, already has denied all knowledge of his existence. Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man."

-- Nayland Smith to Dr. Petrie,
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu,
Chapter 2

Poet D. J. Enright's analysis of the classic description above.

Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu, MGM, 1932
Photograph from The Man Who Shot Garbo
--The Hollywood Photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull

by Terence Pepper and John Kobal

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This is a (slightly incomplete) mirror of The Page of Fu Manchu which represented an effort by scholars and readers around the world to create a definitive Sax Rohmer bibliography, reference and archive. It was edited and maintained by Dr. Lawrence Knapp, an English Professor at  Thomas Edison State College.  The Associate Editor was Dr. R. E. Briney, a Professor of Computer Science at Salem State College in Massachusetts. Dr. Briney was the editor of Sax Rohmer's biography as well as 14 issues of The Rohmer Review.  

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Sax Rohmer in Vanity Fair September 1930 p. 56

Sax Rohmer in Vanity Fair September 1930

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The News of Fu Manchu

The Sumuru Omnibus

   Cover Art by Bill Anderson

The Sumuru Omnibus
 by Sax Rohmer

With an Introduction "International Woman of Mystery" by John Robert Colombo

    Sins of Sumuru (1950)
    Slaves of Sumuru (1952)
    Virgin in Flames (1953)
    Sand and Satin (1955)
    Sinister Madonna (1956)

Only available for sale in Canada

The Lost Treasures of the Pulps #46
Folio Hard Cover 448 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55246-888-3  $75.00

Details may be read here.

Tears of Our Lady

Tears of Our Lady
Sax Rohmer as presented by John Robert Colombo

    Only available for sale in Canada
    Pocketbook Lost Treasures from the Pulps #15
   Quality Trade Paperback, 62pp.
ISBN 978-1-55246-917-0 $10.00
Read "By Way of Explanation"

Michael McQuary correctly portrays Fu Manchu devoid of facial hair in recent photography by Sebastian Piras.

The Terror of Fu Manchu

    Cover Art: Christine Clavel

A sixteenth Fu Manchu novel has been written. Rohmer's thirteen novels and Cay Van Ash's two novels have been joined by a novel by one of our regular visitors: William Patrick Maynard. Here's the release:

Black Coat Press have listed the novel, THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU on their 2009 schedule. This is the first authorized appearance of the Devil Doctor in 22 years. The book is on Black Coat's 2009 schedule. Cover Artist Christine Clavel is rendering Dr. Fu Manchu as Sax Rohmer envisioned him without facial hair and resembling the Pharaoh Seti I. No less an authority than Dr. Lawrence Knapp is penning the foreword for the special hardcover edition of the book that also includes a bonus 20-page standalone chapter. The story is set in December 1913 within the same narrative gap in Rohmer's THE HAND OF FU MANCHU that Cay Van Ash mined for TEN YEARS BEYOND BAKER STREET. The standalone chapter is set in 1929 and connects the events of Rohmer's original three novels with the series revival in the thirties. The best news is there is more Fu Manchu to come as the Estate are finalizing a deal to allow the original series to be reprinted. Plans are also afoot for further original Fu Manchu stories. Christopher Lee was right. The world shall hear from Fu Manchu again.

The official announcement and brief synopsis can be found at the Black Coat Press web site:



New Michael McQuary Serial

The latest YouTube Michael McQuary movie has been posted. Don't miss it. It's a trailer for a planned serial.

Other YouTube movies of note to Fu Manchu fans:
The Diabolical Experiment of FU MANCHU
The Cruelty of Fu Manchu
Michael McQuary Tribute

                                                 ~Off Broadway Page and Elsewhere with McQ

Rohmer Rights

Over the years the question of who owned the rights to Rohmer's books and, more importantly, the character of Fu Manchu has been the most frequent question. There is now a definitive answer. Al Longden has informed us of this recent development:

Effective immediately the estate of Sax Rohmer is represented by Albert T. Longden Associates, of Bloomfield, NJ for World English rights.  Additionally, the much anticipated memoir of Mr. Harry Alan Towers, Mr. Towers of London, a Life in Show Business is also being represented by the agency.  You might recall that Harry is a renowned Producer in London and Hollywood with all of the Fu Manchu and Sumuru movies to his credit, including the new Fu Manchu movie, The Children of Fu Manchu due out in 2009.

The agency is obviously excited at the prospect of a renewed interest in the Fu Manchu franchise and has experience considerable interest from publishers on both sides of the Atlantic.  They will also be emphasizing the considerable works of the author that are not related to the Fu Manchu series but have considerable worth for their timeless adventure, romance and mystery.  Indeed many are worthy of theatrical consideration.

Al Longden, Principal
Albert T. Longden Associates
A Literary Agency
18 Bellevue Terrace
Bloomfield, NJ 07003


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At its inception, July 25, 1997, The Page of Fu Manchu was hosted by NJIN, the New Jersey Intercampus Network which provided Internet support to New Jersey's colleges and college faculty. New Jersey's higher education institutions now have their own networks and infrastructure, so NJIN support is no longer needed. As a result, NJIN was replaced by NJEDge.Net, a non-profit corporation of the New Jersey Presidents' Council, "designed to enhance the missions of instruction, research and public service of New Jersey's colleges and universities."  While NJEDge no longer supports individual initiatives or web sites, they have kindly agreed to support our Sax Rohmer site as "a demonstration project of international scholarship and community." We are quite pleased to have their support. We continue to update the site and, as in the past, we welcome any additional titles or information.

Dr. Lawrence J. Knapp 


First posted  July 25, 1997

All original material copyright © 1997-2009 Lawrence Knapp. All rights reserved.
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