FP now includes 8135 eBooks in its collection.

  main page

The Dumb Gods Speak

Cover Image

This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)

Book Details

Title:The Dumb Gods Speak
Oppenheim, E. Phillips   
(15 of 80 for author by title)
Envoy Extraordinary
A Daughter of the Marionis [To Win the Love He Sought]
Published:   1936
Publisher:Little, Brown, and Company

The scene opens in Nice in 1947 where an extraordinary young Chinaman named Cheng, assisted by Mark Humberstone, the son of a great American inventor, has set up an International Bureau of Espionage, with an observatory and the most powerful wireless station in the world. Humberstone’s father died, leaving the new powers which he had created in the hands of seven men, one of them his son, all pledged never to make use of these powers except for the holy purpose of proving to the world, by illustration, that war between the nations is no longer a possible enterprise.

Mark wanted to end war, but Cheng wanted also to restore his own country to its former power and to return Russia to monarchical government. In the meantime, in London, a so-called Triumvirate, employed by the Dictator of Russia, plotted Cheng’s death. The Bureau’s plans were ambitious and amazing. To accomplish these plans Mark and Cheng were prepared to defy all laws and to overcome all obstacles.—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:242 Info

Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Author Image

E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.

After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20221108.txt
Epub20221108.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Epub, specific to Kindle20221108-k.epub
Mobi/Kindle20221108.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20221108-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20221108-h.zip

Kindle Direct (New, Experimental)

Send this book direct to your kindle via email. We need your Send-to-Kindle Email address, which can be found by looking in your Kindle device’s Settings page. All kindle email addresses will end in @kindle.com. Note you must add our email server’s address, [email protected], to your Amazon account’s Approved E-mail list. This list may be found on your Amazon account: Your AccountManage Your Content and DevicesPreferencesPersonal Document SettingsApproved Personal Document E-mail ListAdd a new approved e-mail address.

Send to Kindle Email Address:

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.