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Mundy, Talbot

(1879-1940). Popular American novelist. Born in London, England, educated at Rugby and served as a government official in India and South Africa. He arrived in the United States about 1911 and became an American citizen. In the 1920’s he became associated with the Point Loma Theosophical Society (see Theosophical Society, Pasadena) and purchased land at Point Loma known as “The Cliffs.” While he is not considered a major novelist, his over thirty books sold well and were translated into many languages. Mundy wrote about six novels while he resided at the Point Loma Theosophical Society property where he came under the influence of Katherine Tingley; one of these, Om — the Secret of Arbor Valley, (Crown Publishers, Inc. N.Y. 1924), concerns a dissatisfied Englishman who is taught about the existence of the Masters of the Wisdom by a wise old Lama. His book I Say Sunrise which is a popular exposition of his theosophical ideals has remained in print for many years.

Novels include: King of the Khyber Rifles; Om — the Secret of Arbor Valley; Guns of the Gods; Tros of Samothrace.


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