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Irving WallaceIrving Wallace (March 19, 1916 _ June 29, 1990) was an American best-selling author and screenwriter. Wallace was known for his heavily researched novels, many with a sexual theme. One critic described him "as the most successful of all the many exponents of junk fiction perhaps because he took it all so seriously, not to say lugubriously" . Wallace was a blue-collar writer who wrote for a blue-collar audience. Most critics were scornful of his novels' flat prose and pedestrian characters.

Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois to Bessie Liss and Alexander Wallace (an Americanized version of the original family name of Wallechinsky). The family was Jewish and originally from Russia. Wallace was named after his maternal grandfather, a bookkeeper and Talmudic scholar of Narewka. Wallace grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he attended Kenosha Central High School. He was the father of Olympic historian David Wallechinsky and author Amy Wallace.

Wallace began selling stories to magazines when he was a teenager. In the Second World War Wallace served in the Frank Capra unit in Fort Fox along with Theodor Seuss Geisel _ better known as Dr Seuss _ and continued to write for magazines. He also served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force. Soon, however, Wallace turned to a more lucrative job as a Hollywood screenwriter. He collaborated on such films as The West Point Story (1950), Split Second (1953), Meet Me at the Fair (1953), and The Big Circus (1959). He also contributed at least one script to the western television program "Have Gun, Will Travel".

After an unsatisfying stint in Hollywood, he devoted himself full-time to writing books. He published his first non-fiction work in 1955, The Fabulous Originals, and his first fiction offering, The Sins of Philip Fleming, in 1959. The latter, ignored by critics, was followed by the enormously successful The Chapman Report. Wallace published 33 books during his lifetime, translated into 31 languages.

Irving Wallace was married to Sylvia Wallace, a former magazine writer and editor. Her first novel, The Fountains, was an American best-seller and published in twelve foreign editions. Her second novel, Empress, was published in 1980. She also helped him to produce, along with their two children, The Book of Lists #2 and The Intimate Sex Lives Of Famous People. Sylvia Wallace died October 20, 2006 at the age of 89.

Several of Wallace's books have been made into films. Among his best known books are The Chapman Report (1960), The Prize (1962), The Word (1972) and The Fan Club (1974).

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1964 NY: Simon & Schuster.  First edition, first printing, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Slight tearing to jacket edges, price clipped.

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Irving Wallace Bibliography

Novels

  • The Sins of Philip Fleming: A Compelling Novel of One Man's Intimate Problems - 1959
  • The Chapman Report - 1961
  • The Prize - 1962
  • The Man - 1964
  • The Three Sirens - 1964
  • The Plot - 1967
  • The Seven Minutes - 1969
  • The Word - 1972
  • The Fan Club - 1974
  • The R Document - 1976
  • The Pigeon Project - 1979
  • The Second Lady - 1980
  • The Almighty - 1982
  • The Miracle - 1984/2005
  • The Seventh Secret - 1985
  • The Celestial Bed - 1987
  • The Golden Room - 1988
  • The Guest of Honor - 1989

Non-Fiction

  • The Fabulous Originals: Lives of Extraordinary People Who Inspired Memorable Characters in Fiction - 1955
  • The Square Pegs: Some Americans Who Dared to Be Different - 1958
  • The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P.T. Barnum - 1959
  • The Twenty-Seventh Wife - 1961
  • The Sunday Gentleman - 1966
  • The Writing of One Novel - 1968
  • The Nympho and Other Maniacs: The Lives, the Loves, and the Sexual Adventures of Some Scandalous and Liberated Ladies - 1971
  • The People's Almanac - 1975 (with David Wallechinsky)
  • Stardust to Prairie Dust - 1976
  • The Book of Lists - 1977 (with David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace)
  • The Two: The Biography of The Original Siamese Twins - 1978 (with Amy Wallace)
  • The People's Almanac #2 - 1978 (with David Wallechinsky)
  • The Book of Lists #2 - 1978 (with David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, and Sylvia Wallace)
  • The People's Almanac #3 - 1981 (with David Wallechinsky)
  • The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People - 1981 (with David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, and Sylvia Wallace)
  • The Books of Lists #3 - 1983 (with Amy Wallce and David Wallechinsky)
  • Significa - 1983 (with Amy Wallace and David Wallechinsky)

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