Talbot Mundy

Talbot Mundy

Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 1879–1940) was an English writer. He also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Galt.

Many of Talbot Mundy's novels, including his first novel Rung Ho!, and his most famous work King of the Khyber Rifles, are set in India under British Occupation 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.

His related Jimgrim series, which has mystical overtones and part of which is available over the web from theosophical sites, ran in Adventure magazine before book publication. Mundy was associated with Theosophy's movement, a friend of Katherine Tingely.

Beginning in the late 1920s Mundy wrote a number of stories about Tros of Samothrace, a Greek freedom fighter who aided Britons and Druids in their fight against Julius Caesar.

Links

Talbot Mundy – Master of Mystical Adventure.
Talbot Mundy. Wikipedia.

Edited by 2009-12-06 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (24)
1940  Old Ugly Face (Lobsang Pun)
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1937  The Thunder Dragon Gate (Lobsang Pun)
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1936  Jimgrim and Allah's Peace (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1935  The Mystery of Khufu's Tomb (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1935  Purple Pirate (Tros, #3)
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1934  The Gunga Sahib (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1934  Tros of Samothrace (Tros, #2)
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1933  The King in Check (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1932  All Four Winds: Four Novels of India
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1932  The Lion of Petra (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1932  Jungle Jest (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1932  C.I.D. (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1931  The Hundred Days (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1931  Jimgrim (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1929  Queen Cleopatra (Tros, #1)
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1926  The Devil's Guard (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1924  Caves of Terror (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1924  The Woman Ayisha (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1924  Om: The Secret of Ahbor Valley (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1923  The Nine Unknown (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1921  Guns of the Gods (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1918  Hira Singh's Tale (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1917  The Winds of the World (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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1916  King of the Khyber Rifles (Jimgrim / Ramsden)
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Others non-spefi books (4)
1935  Full Moon
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1930  Black Light
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1917  The Ivory Trail
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1914  Rung Ho!
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