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y separately published work icon The Fall of a Dictator single work   novel   thriller  
Is part of Gilbert Larose Mysteries Arthur Gask , 1926 series - author novel (number 14 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1938... 1938 The Fall of a Dictator
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'DICTATORS have many things in common, and General Bratz, ruler of Cyranta, was a typical despot. He had won power by ruthless might, and he maintained it by a reign of terror unparalleled in his country's turbulent history. An army of secret police, grim prisons, and horrid tortures kept his people in subjection, but these things brought no peace of mind to General Bratz, for he knew the Secret Services of half a dozen countries were seeking his most closely-guarded plans for conquering Europe. It is the exciting adventures of a British agent in the seething little kingdom of Cyrania that make such thrilling reading of "The Fall of a Dictator," the novel which Arthur Gask, the well-known Adelaide author, has just completed.'

Source:

'New Serial by Arthur Gask', Advertiser, 17 December 1938, p.19.

Notes

  • Set in a fictionalised European country called Cyrmenia, this work concerns a British spy who is hunting for a new model torpedo. (Source: 'Notes on Australian Science Fiction' 70, 1983).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Advertiser 1931 newspaper (2713 issues)
Notes:
Serialised in the Adelaide Advertiser between 22 December 1938 and 20 February 1939.

Works about this Work

More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon , 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett , 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt , 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon , 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer , 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer , 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer , 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan , 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy , 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe , 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond , 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees , 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees , 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees , 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson , 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson , 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour , 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken , 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask , 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask , 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith , 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie , 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford , 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant , 1937 single work children's fiction
More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon , 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett , 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt , 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon , 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer , 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer , 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer , 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan , 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy , 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe , 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond , 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees , 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees , 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees , 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson , 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson , 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour , 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken , 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask , 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask , 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith , 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie , 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford , 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant , 1937 single work children's fiction
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