TALBOT MUNDY AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF


Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on April 23, 1879 – died August 5, 1940. Talbot Mundy was an English writer. He also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Galt. Many of his novels, including his first novel Rung Ho!, and his most famous work King of the Khyber Rifles, are set in India during the British Raj in which the loyal British officers encounter ancient Indian mysticism. The novels portray the citizens of Imperial India as enigmatic, romantic and powerful. His British characters have many encounters with the mysterious Thugee Cults. The long buildup to the introduction of his Indian Princess Yasmini and the scenes among the outlaws in the Khinjan Caves clearly influenced fantasy writers Robert E. Howard and Leigh Brackett. Other science-fiction and fantasy writers who cited Mundy as an influence included Robert A. Heinlein, E. Hoffmann Price, Fritz Leiber, Andre Norton, H. Warner Munn, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Daniel Easterman. James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon was partly inspired by Mundy’s work. Original Talbot Mundy Autograph, Signed on a Fly Leaf. Approx. size: 7 3/8 inch x 5 1/8 inch. Regular Price – $ 95.00 / Sale Price – $ 58.00.

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