King Kong is one of the most famous films of all time, and the original novelisation by Delos W. Lovelace, based on Edgar Wallace and Merion C. Cooper's idea, is an enduring classic of fantasy fiction.
KING KONG: taller than a 5-storey building, able to crush an aeroplane with his bare hand, ruler of a lost empire of prehistoric monsters. KING KONG: the giant killer ape who fell in love with a blonde waif and made her the prisoner of his strange passion... KING KONG: the world-famous story of the beauty and the beast that has thrilled and amazed countless millions in dozens of languages...
From the seething jungles of Skull Island, a land which time and civilisation have forgotten, to the skyscrapers of teeming New York City, King Kong inspires terror and awe as his colossal saga of innocence, passion and towering rage unfold a tragic love story of gargantuan proportions.
Delos W. Lovelace was born in 1894 in Minnesota. His career as a newspaper journalist included a column in the New York Sun, and he later became a popular writer of short stories. As well as writing alone, he occasionally collaborated with his wife, novelist Maud Hart Lovelace, who wrote the Betsy-Tacy stories.