Serializations of Sax Rohmer Titles

Updated 20 June 2004

Many of Sax Rohmer's books were first published as magazine serials. He often wrote them on a weekly basis in a constant struggle to meet publication deadlines. The Fire-Tongue incident is an extreme example of his working methods under these conditions. Other serials ran after the books were published.

Individual titles are scattered throughout the Titles page.   The series titles highlighted below are presented in table format with all known details.  Much like the ever-changing and growing Titles page, this is  an on-going project.

Additional information or images would be appreciated.

Bat Wing was presented in three parts in Short Stories February, March and April 1921.
All three covers are available on request for posting on the Gallery page.
Bimbashi Baruk of Egypt was presented as a series of stories in Collier's from April 11, 1941 to November 7, 1942.
The Black Mandarin was a three part serial in Collier's and The Penny Pictorial Magazine. It also ran in its entirty in the Illustrated London News and Star Novels Quarterly.
The Bride of Fu Manchu was serialized as Fu Manchu's Bride in Collier's from  May 6 to July 8, 1933 and  Ideas and Town Talk from October 7 to December 23, 1933.
The Brood of the Witch Queen was serialized, rewritten and republished numerous times.
The Daughter of Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier's from March 8  to May 24, 1930 as Fu Manchu's Daughter.





  March 8, 1930
Artist: W. T. Benda.

The Day the World Ended was serialized in Collier's May 4, 1929 to July 20, 1929.
The Devil Doctor/The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu was serialized in The New Magazine, Collier's, the Boston Sunday Globe, Chums (weekly), Chums (monthly) and Pearson's Weekly.
The Dream Detective was a ten part series as "The Methods of Moris Klaw," in The New Magazine. Four episodes were published in the All-Story Cavalier Weekly, and nine of the stories were published as "a complete novel" in the Fiction Magazine Section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Drums of Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier's from April1 to June 3, 1939 and The Empire News (Manchester) June 4 to August 20, 1939.
The Emperor of America was a   serial in Collier's November 5, 1927 to August 18, 1928.
Fire-Tongue was a twelve part serial in Collier's December 25, 1920 to March 12, 1921.
The Island of Fu Manchu was serialized in Liberty from November 16, 1940 to February 1, 1941 as "Fu Manchu and the Panama Canal."

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The Mask of Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier's from May 7 to July 23, 1932 and the London Daily Herald from September 6 to October 31, 1932.



W. T. Benda

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The Moon of Madness was serialized in Liberty magazine from  June 26, 1926 to May 7, 1927 and the Grit Story Section of many newspaper. The known dates are July 8 and August 5, 1928.
The Mysterious Dr. Fu-Manchu/The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu was serialized in The Story-Teller, Collier's, Pearson's Weekly, Chums (weekly) and Chums (monthly).
President Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier's from February 29 to May 16, 1936 as "The Invisible President."
The Quest of the Sacred Slipper was serialized in Novel Magazine, Short Stories, Pearson's Weekly, and in The P. M. as "The Sacred Quest."
Shadow of Fu Manchu  was serialized in Collier's from May 8 to June 12, 1948.
The Si-Fan Mysteries/The Hand of Fu-Manchu was serialized in The Story-Teller, Collier's, Chums (weekly) and Chums (monthly).
The Trail of Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier's from April 28 to July 14, 1934 and the London Daily Sketch from June 25 to July 6, 1934.
Yu'an Hee See Laughs was serialized in Collier's from February 28, 1931 to May 16, 1931.

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