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Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 - 5 August 1940) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines. Mundy was bor Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 - 5 August 1940) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines. Mundy was born to a conservative middle-class family in Hammersmith, London. Educated at Rugby College, he left with no qualifications and moved to British India, where he worked in administration and then journalism. He relocated to East Africa, where he worked as an ivory poacher and then as the town clerk of Kisumu. In 1909 he moved to New York City in the U.S., where he found himself living in poverty. A friend encouraged him to start writing about his life experiences, and he sold his first short story to Frank Munsey's magazine, The Scrap Book, in 1911. He soon began selling short stories and non-fiction articles to a variety of pulp magazines, such as Argosy, Cavalier, and Adventure. In 1914 Mundy published his first novel, Rung Ho!, soon followed by The Winds of the World and King of the Khyber Rifles, all of which were set in British India and drew upon his own experiences. Critically acclaimed, they were published in both the U.S. and U.K. Becoming a U.S. citizen, in 1918 he joined the Christian Science new religious movement, and with them moved to Jerusalem to establish the city's first English-language newspaper. Returning to the U.S. in 1920, he began writing the Jimgrim series and saw the first film adaptations of his stories. Spending time at the Theosophical community of Lomaland in San Diego, California, he became a friend of Katherine Tingley and embraced Theosophy. Many of his novels produced in the coming years, most notably Om: The Secret of Ahbor Valley and The Devil's Guard, reflected his Theosophical beliefs. He also involved himself in various failed business ventures, including an oil drilling operation in Tijuana, Mexico. During the Great Depression he supplemented his career writing novels and short stories by authoring scripts for the radio series Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. In later life he suffered from diabetes, eventually dying of complications arising from the disease. During Mundy's career his work was often compared with that of his more commercially successful contemporaries, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, although unlike their work his adopted an anti-colonialist stance and expressed a positive interest in Asian religion and philosophy. His work has been cited as an influence on a variety of later science-fiction and fantasy writers, and he has been the subject of two biographies....................... Joseph Clement Coll (July 2, 1881 - October 19, 1921) was an American book and newspaper illustrator. He was known for his pen and ink story illustrations that were used to illustrate adventure stories such as Conan Doyle's Sir Nigel.


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Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 - 5 August 1940) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines. Mundy was bor Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 - 5 August 1940) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines. Mundy was born to a conservative middle-class family in Hammersmith, London. Educated at Rugby College, he left with no qualifications and moved to British India, where he worked in administration and then journalism. He relocated to East Africa, where he worked as an ivory poacher and then as the town clerk of Kisumu. In 1909 he moved to New York City in the U.S., where he found himself living in poverty. A friend encouraged him to start writing about his life experiences, and he sold his first short story to Frank Munsey's magazine, The Scrap Book, in 1911. He soon began selling short stories and non-fiction articles to a variety of pulp magazines, such as Argosy, Cavalier, and Adventure. In 1914 Mundy published his first novel, Rung Ho!, soon followed by The Winds of the World and King of the Khyber Rifles, all of which were set in British India and drew upon his own experiences. Critically acclaimed, they were published in both the U.S. and U.K. Becoming a U.S. citizen, in 1918 he joined the Christian Science new religious movement, and with them moved to Jerusalem to establish the city's first English-language newspaper. Returning to the U.S. in 1920, he began writing the Jimgrim series and saw the first film adaptations of his stories. Spending time at the Theosophical community of Lomaland in San Diego, California, he became a friend of Katherine Tingley and embraced Theosophy. Many of his novels produced in the coming years, most notably Om: The Secret of Ahbor Valley and The Devil's Guard, reflected his Theosophical beliefs. He also involved himself in various failed business ventures, including an oil drilling operation in Tijuana, Mexico. During the Great Depression he supplemented his career writing novels and short stories by authoring scripts for the radio series Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. In later life he suffered from diabetes, eventually dying of complications arising from the disease. During Mundy's career his work was often compared with that of his more commercially successful contemporaries, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, although unlike their work his adopted an anti-colonialist stance and expressed a positive interest in Asian religion and philosophy. His work has been cited as an influence on a variety of later science-fiction and fantasy writers, and he has been the subject of two biographies....................... Joseph Clement Coll (July 2, 1881 - October 19, 1921) was an American book and newspaper illustrator. He was known for his pen and ink story illustrations that were used to illustrate adventure stories such as Conan Doyle's Sir Nigel.

44 review for The Winds of the World (1915). by: Talbot Mundy: Illustrated By: Joseph Clement (July 2, 1881 - October 19, 1921) Was an American Book and Newspaper Illustrator.

  1. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Zapata

    This was the second book of Mundy's I have read. I discovered the Eye Of Zeitoon many years ago and had great fun with it, but never came across any others until recently. The Winds Of The World is a rip-snorting adventure that moves fast and keeps you not only guessing but breathless to the very end. Set in Colonial India just at the beginning of WWI, The Winds Of The World features political intrigue, an upright hero, a lovely woman who seems to know everything about everything, a cast of inte This was the second book of Mundy's I have read. I discovered the Eye Of Zeitoon many years ago and had great fun with it, but never came across any others until recently. The Winds Of The World is a rip-snorting adventure that moves fast and keeps you not only guessing but breathless to the very end. Set in Colonial India just at the beginning of WWI, The Winds Of The World features political intrigue, an upright hero, a lovely woman who seems to know everything about everything, a cast of interesting characters (Warrington was my favorite of these) and a beautiful brute of a horse named Bagh (Tiger). The Winds Of The World also introduced for me the topic of the Indian soldier's participation in WWI. Mundy's book Hira Singh : When India Came to Fight in Flanders is next on my reading list. It tells the stories of actual Indian soldiers and their exploits in France, taken from military reports Mundy read. Could it be that our hero from The Winds Of The World, Ranjoor Singh, was a real person?!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul Cornelius

    Better than average adventure novel is The Winds of the World. What really sets it apart is the skill of Mundy in writing dialog. It enhances the multiple perspectives from which the story is told. And, for the first time, I came to appreciate his use of comic language, especially as it applies to the poor babu. The story itself is a pastiche, with everything falling into place in the penultimate chapter. One nagging thing, this book and the first three of the Yasmini series were written during Better than average adventure novel is The Winds of the World. What really sets it apart is the skill of Mundy in writing dialog. It enhances the multiple perspectives from which the story is told. And, for the first time, I came to appreciate his use of comic language, especially as it applies to the poor babu. The story itself is a pastiche, with everything falling into place in the penultimate chapter. One nagging thing, this book and the first three of the Yasmini series were written during the opening phases of the Great War. And Mundy clearly had little idea of how things quickly bogged down into trench warfare on the Western Front. His closing image of a romantic cavalry charge in contrast to the meat grinder that was the real world reality seems very much out of order, today. On the other hand, the character of Yasmini undergoes yet more change, fuller development. Here, she is something of a cross between Mata Hari and a woodland sprite. Deadly, smart, and devious but charming, flirtatious, and full of gay energy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bish Denham

    Another great adventure by the master of adventure story of writing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kaj Samuelsson

    A really interesting book. The characters in this book are wonderful and are well described.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    An early novel by one of my favorite adventure writers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Monahan

  7. 4 out of 5

    Judith Kang

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paul J.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Peter

  10. 4 out of 5

    Conqueror Of Books

  11. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Evavold

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lynne

  13. 4 out of 5

    argentina

  14. 4 out of 5

    John Velona

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mac

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Glasser

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  17. 4 out of 5

    J

  18. 5 out of 5

    Peter

  19. 4 out of 5

    G. Hugh Bodell

  20. 4 out of 5

    Grey Johnson

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dwight Tompkins

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lee Easter

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bill

  24. 5 out of 5

    Joe

  25. 5 out of 5

    George Gray

  26. 4 out of 5

    Harry Clark

  27. 4 out of 5

    Allan

  28. 4 out of 5

    Abbey

  29. 5 out of 5

    Allan

  30. 4 out of 5

    J.W. Wright

  31. 4 out of 5

    Barry

  32. 5 out of 5

    Saulius153

  33. 4 out of 5

    Dorcas

  34. 5 out of 5

    Cleo

  35. 5 out of 5

    Malak

  36. 4 out of 5

    James Mourgos

  37. 5 out of 5

    Tim Parise

  38. 4 out of 5

    Charles Markeaton-Mundy

  39. 5 out of 5

    Robert

  40. 5 out of 5

    Nancie Smith

  41. 4 out of 5

    Ian Donnelly

  42. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Brydon

  43. 5 out of 5

    Jim

  44. 5 out of 5

    Chris

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