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The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers - First edition - 1925 - from Pontaccio and Biblio.com

The House Without a Key

by Earl Derr Biggers

Condition: Good


True First Edition, First Printing, without the bow and arrow colophon printed on the copyright page.
This is the first appearance of Charlie Chan.
Set on the Big island in Hawaii




The House Without a Key is a novel that was written in 1925 by Earl Derr Biggers. It is the first of the Charlie Chan mysteries written by Biggers. The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawai'i, spends time acquainting the reader with the look and feel of the islands of that era from the standpoint of both white and non-white inhabitants, and describes social class structures and customs which have largely vanished in the 21st century.


  • Bookseller: Pontaccio US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 327W
  • Title: The House Without a Key
  • Author: Earl Derr Biggers
  • Format/binding: Orange cloth green titles Rubbed corners
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bobbs Merrill
  • Place: Indianapolis
  • Date published: 1925
  • Keywords: Charlie Chan
  • Bookseller catalogs: mystery;


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