1913 The Mystery of Fu Manchu. London: Methuen. British Title.
1913 The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. New York: McBride. American Title.
1916 The Devil Doctor. London: Methuen. British Title.
1916 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu. New York: McBride. American Title.
1917 Si-Fan Mysteries. London: Methuen. British Title.
1917 The Hand of Fu Manchu. New York: McBride. American Title.
1919 The Golden Scorpion. London: Methuen.
1920 The Golden Scorpion. New York: McBride.
The Golden Scorpion linked the story lines developed in the Yellow Claw (1915) with Dr. Fu Manchu who appears but is not named. "He wore a plain yellow robe and had a little black cap on his head. His face, his wonderful evil face I can never forget, and his eyes -- I fear you will think I exaggerate -- but his eyes were green as emeralds!" (p. 124 of the Pyramid edition.)
1929 The Book of Fu Manchu. New York: McBride. American Omnibus edition with The Insidious Fu Manchu, The Return of Fu Manchu, The Hand of Fu Manchu, and a non Fu Manchu novel The Golden Scorpian.
1931 The Daughter of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1931 The Daughter of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1933 The Mask of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1933 Fu Manchu's Bride. New York: The Crime Club. American Title.
1933 The Bride of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell. British Title.
1934 The Trail of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club. (final chapter not in the pb ed.)
1934 The Trail of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1936 President Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1936 President Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
It was a three-cent Daniel Webster stamp, dated 1932, gummed upside down upon a piece of cardboard, then framed by the paper in which a pear-shaped opening had been cut. The effect, when the frame was dropped over the stamp, was singular to a degree.
It produced a hideous Chinese face!
1939 The Drums of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1939 The Drums of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1941 The Island of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1941 The Island of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1948 The Shadow of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
1949 The Shadow of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
1957 Re-Enter Fu Manchu. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Gold Medal. (paperback).
1957 Re-Enter Fu Manchu. London: Herbert Jenkins.
1959 Emperor Fu Manchu. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Gold Medal. (paperback).
1959 Emperor Fu Manchu. London: Herbert Jenkins.
1973 The Wrath of Fu Manchu. London: Tom Stacey.
1976 The Wrath of Fu Manchu. New York: DAW Books.
Includes the four Fu Manchu stories previously published only in magazines:
"The Wrath of Fu Manchu," "The Eyes of Fu Manchu," "The Word of Fu Manchu" and "The Mind of Fu Manchu."
1983 Sax Rohmer's Collected Novels. Secaucus, NJ: Castle.
Includes "The Hand of Fu Manchu," The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu," "The Yellow Claw," and "Dope." A collection "celebrating the centennial of Sax Rohmer's birth."
1996 The Fu Manchu Omnibus. Volume 1. London: Allison & Busby. The first three British titles: The Mystery of Fu Manchu, The Devil Doctor & Si-Fan Mysteries.
1997 The Fu Manchu Omnibus. Volume 2. London: Allison & Busby.
The Daughter of Fu Manchu, The Mask of Fu Manchu & The Bride of Fu Manchu.
1998 The Fu Manchu Omnibus. Volume 3. London: Allison & Busby.
The Trail of Fu Manchu, President Fu Manchu & Re-Enter Fu Manchu.
1999 The Fu Manchu Omnibus. Volume 4. London: Allison & Busby.
The Drums of Fu Manchu, Shadow of Fu Manchu, Emperor Fu Manchu.
The following books are listed here because Fu Manchu is actually named or the identification is clear. Characters based on Fu Manchu, but not actually him, are listed on a separate page as "clones."
1967 The Rainbow Affair, David McDaniel. New York: Ace Books.
A "Man From U.N.C.L.E." (#13) novel in which Thrush courts Fu Manchu.
"... a tall, thin Chinese, wearing robes of silk which shimmered in the candlelight. His face was unlined, but his eyes were old with ancient wisdom, and seemed oddly veiled, like those of a drowsing cat. Above an imposing brow, he wore a black skullcap with a single coral bead which indicated the rank of Mandarin. A marmoset perched on his shoulder, occasionally nuzzling his ear."
At a later meeting, the offer of alliance is rejected:
" 'I know what you desire from me, and perhaps someday you may find something for which I would exchange it. I will know when you do.' " The man in the gray suit felt a touch on his arm, and turned to find two great, bare-chested, turbaned guards. He accompanied them out, pausing a moment at the door to look back into the hazed interior of that enigmatic room, where an old Chinese with a brow like Shakespeare, a face like Satan, and eyes of the true tiger green, lay dreaming."
1974 The Book of Changes. R. H. W. Dillard. New York: Doubleday.
The dustjacket describes the book: "In the shadowy company of a remarkable detective by the name of Sir Hugh Fitz-Hyffen, scraps of evidence are collected relating to an intricate chain of events that stretches from the mountains of Romania to the ancient strongholds of Scotland, to the tenements of Newark, N.J. An enormous diamond, a mask said to have been that of Fu Manchu, and a series of brutal ‘Zodiac’ murders are but three of the strands in the complex net of this thoroughly modern and highly entertaining mystery."
"For one thing, the forbidden Jong Tong has raised its head again, led by the mysterious Madame Fang-Loos, although I must admit that she has dropped from sight in recent weeks. But, even more frightening, dare I suggest that Madame Fang-Loos is none other than Fah Lo Suee and that the renascence of the Jong Tong may be attributed to none other than the Counil of Seven of the Si-Fan?" He paused, then said carefully, "Gentlemen, I do so dare." The small hairs on the back of my neck prickled and rose. (83)
Disturbed by the disfigurement, Kalergis had a gold mask fashioned during his stay in London. The mask covered the top halfof his face, a gold domino concealing both the good ear and the ghastly scar where the other had grown and gone. After Kalergis' death, the mask disappeared for a time, but in its absence, its legend grew. Its wearer, so legend said, would hold dominion over the earth, would be absolute monarch of all he chose to survey, would be able to cause the very heavens to sway to his command. But the maskhas never reappeared, fortunately or unfortunately for mankind.
There have been rumors. One has it that the gold mask of the veiled prophet Al Mokanna was never actually rediscovered and that the mask which Dr. Fu Manchu used in 1932 to instigate his abortive Arab revolt was in fact the mask of Dimitrios. (213)
1984 Ten Years Beyond Baker Street. Cay Van Ash. New York: Harper and Row Publishers.
The Harper and Row dustjacket, the paperback cover and the Spanish edition cover.
1987 The Fires of Fu Manchu. Cay Van Ash. New York: Harper and Row Publishers. A third novel was planned but never finished.
The Harper and Row dustjacket and the paperback cover.
1992 Anno-Dracula. Kim Newman. New York: Simon and Schuster. An interesting alternate timeline story. What if Dracula hadn't lost and tried to take control of London, particularly if a certain mysterious Devil Doctor opposed him?
1995 "The Musgrave Version," Sherlock Holmes in Orbit. Mike Resnick, Martin H. Greenberg Eds. New York: Daw Books. A short story by G. A. Effinger. Sherlock Holmes meets Dr. Fu Manchu in July of 1875.
The cover & details
Fu Manchu has appeared in comics from DC, Avon and Marvel. Go to the Comics of Fu Manchu.
Go to the annotated bibliography of Sax Rohmer
Go to the list of all of Sax Rohmer's Titles
Go to The Page of Fu Manchu
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