The wallet of Kai Lung
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The wallet of Kai Lung

By Ernest Bramah
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Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) was an English author of considerable repute in his day. In total Bramah published 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W. W. Jacobs; his detective stories with Conan Doyle; his politico-science fiction with H. G. Wells and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah's book What Might Have Been (1907) influenced his seminal Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948). Bramah, the creator of the immortal Kai Lung and Max Carrados, was a recluse who refused to allow his public even the slightest glimpse of his private life - secrecy perhaps only matched by E. W. Hornung, the creator of Raffles, and today, J.D. Salinger. We now know that Bramah, whose real name was Smith, was a man of erudition and prescience with a unique style of writing that has never been copied. Among his most famous works are: Four Max Carrados Detective Stories (1914), Kai Lung's Golden Hours (1922), The Mirror of Kong Ho (1905) and The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900).

Table of Contents
  • THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG
  • Contents
  • CHAPTER I. THE TRANSMUTATION OF LING
    • I: INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER II. THE STORY OF YUNG CHANG
  • CHAPTER III. THE PROBATION OF SEN HENG
  • CHAPTER IV. THE EXPERIMENT OF THE MANDARIN CHAN HUNG
  • CHAPTER V. THE CONFESSION OF KAI LUNG
  • CHAPTER VI. THE VENGEANCE OF TUNG FEL
  • CHAPTER VII. THE CAREER OF THE CHARITABLE QUEN-KI-TONG
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE VISION OF YIN, THE SON OF YAT HUANG
  • CHAPTER IX. THE ILL-REGULATED DESTINY OF KIN YEN, THE PICTURE-MAKER
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