Books: Master of Mass

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PEOPLE—Edgar Wallace—Doubleday, Doran ($2).

The Man. "I'm sorry, sir," says the butler over the telephone, "Mr. Wallace is writing a play and must not be disturbed before it's finished. . . . What's that, sir? . . . You'll hold the wire?"

Author Edgar Wallace's reputation for speed, no comic myth, follows logically enough upon prolific production. Last year he had six successes on the London stage, and in New York The Sign of the Leopard. In the spring, when only four of his plays were running simultaneously, he gave a banquet...

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