The Tomb of Ts'in

The Tomb of Ts'in is a 1916 adventure novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace. Some passages of the plot appear to copy word-for-word his earlier story Captain Tatham (1909). It is suggested that Wallace's embarrassment about recycling his work led to buying up most of the copies later, although the shortage of available copies may have to do with the fact that very few were originally printed by the publishers Ward Lock due to wartime shortages.[1]

The Tomb of Ts'in
AuthorEdgar Wallace
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherWard Lock
Publication date
Media typePrint

It involves a search for hidden treasure in China where an adventurer seeks out the missing tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It predates the actual discovery of the Emperor's tomb by more than half a century.[1]


  1. Clark p. 148


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