Dope" or "The Yellow Claw" by Sax Rohmer - the Original Pulp Fiction

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mitchell2020
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Post by mitchell2020 » November 15th, 2009, 6:01 pm

Hello,

I am a newbie so please have mercy with the beatdowns.

I would like to suggest two books, Dope or the Yellow Claw by Sax Rohmer, who is the author the Fu Manchu novels.

I love his works, they are lurid, and exciting, sort of like the great-grandfather of Pulp fiction. While his best known work is the Fu Manchu, the Yellow Claw is no slouch, even being a short lived Atlas Comic (the ancestor of Marvel Comics). If there is a book co-ordinator out there who can make this happen it would be so cool.

I would like to volunteer to read a chapter or two, I don't have the Hubris to think a new jack like me can take on a whole book.

Much peace to everyone,

Mitchell

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Post by chocoholic » November 15th, 2009, 6:12 pm

No beating down necessary. :D These titles are both in the public domain in the USA and also available on Project Gutenberg:

Dope: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1182
The Yellow Claw: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2028

Sax Rohmer died in 1959, so they are still under copyright for some of our volunteers.

Welcome to Librivox, Mitchell, and thanks for the suggestions!
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Post by Steampunk » November 15th, 2009, 6:17 pm

Welcome, Mitchell!

Project Gutenberg has them here: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1182 and here http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2028

Maybe someone will pick them up. If not, after you've recorded a few sections or short works of you own, you can come back to it either as a soloist or BC. Check out our wiki and get started! :)


Jim


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Post by smijen » November 15th, 2009, 6:21 pm

Both are available at Project Gutenberg, along with several others:
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/r#a110

We have some of his works in the catalog already, but neither of the ones you mention:
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=&author=rohmer&status=all&action=Search

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Post by Starlite » November 15th, 2009, 6:31 pm

LOL we are all way too helpful!!

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2020, 3:39 pm

Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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