Private Selby

Private Selby is a 1912 thriller novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace. It was one of a number of books and plays written before the First World War about the dangers of a future German invasion of Britain.[1] The hero Dick Selby had first appeared in a serial in the Sunday Journal in 1909 and was modelled on Wallace himself.[1]

Private Selby
AuthorEdgar Wallace
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherWard Lock
Publication date
Media typePrint


  1. Clark p. 130


  • Clark, Neil. Stranger than Fiction: The Life of Edgar Wallace, the Man Who Created King Kong. Stroud, Gloucester:The History Press, 2015.
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