Biography: Edith Maude (E.M) Hull was a British novelist credited with pioneering the popular genre of desert romances. The first novel she wrote in this genre was The Sheik, which became a bestseller in 1921 and was followed with several sequels. Hull, which was a pen name for Edith Hendersen Winstanley, also saw The Sheik made into a Paramount film with Rudolph Valentino.

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  1. The Shadow of the East
    The Shadow of the East

    by Edith Maude Hull

    The Shadow of the East
    by Edith Maude Hull

    Rating: 2.8/5 (179 votes cast)

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    Englishman Barry Craven is in India when he falls in love with Indian girl and marries her. But when an old sweetheart arrives on the scene, Craven is torn between the two. The choice he must make will have dire consequences for one of the women and put Craven himself in danger.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  2. The Sheik
    The Sheik
    by Edith Maude Hull

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2220 votes cast)

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    Self-sufficient, adventurous Diana holds a dance in an Algerian hotel to launch her month-long trip into the desert. She sets off with no-one but her Arab guides, and is swiftly kidnapped by Ahmed ben Hassen, a sheik whose brutality and passion bring on great changes for Diana.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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