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Edward Owen Rutter (1889—1944) was an English historian, novelist and travel writer.

After serving with the North Borneo Civil Service from 1910 to 1915, Rutter returned to Britain during World War I and was commissioned. Rutter served with the 7th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment in France and on the Salonika Front. He edited the Balkan News which included, under the pseudonym "Klip-Klip", his parody of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha in serial form. Entitled Song of Tiadatha it has been described as "one of the masterpieces of Great War verse". Later published as a book, Tiadatha ("Tired Arthur") was the story of a naive, privileged young man who matures through his war experiences, particularly on the Macedonian front fighting against the Bulgarians, and including the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917. This volume was followed by Travels of Tiadatha (1922).

Accompanied by his wife, who also took many of the photographs for his books, Rutter travelled around the globe, making extended stops in Borneo, Hong Kong, Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa), Japan, Canada and the United States among other places.

His many books included The Scales of Karma, (1940) Pirate Wind (1930), Triumphant Pilgrimage: An English Muslim's Journey from Sarawak to Mecca, (1937) Muslim Writers Society - Triumphant Pilgrimage! Pagans of North Borneo (1929) and Through Formosa: An Account of Japan's Island Colony (1923). He was also the author of works on Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty. His novel Lucky Star was filmed as Once in a New Moon in 1935.

During World War II Major Rutter worked for the Ministry of Information writing a number of booklets covering the British war effort.

He was fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Rutter was a member of the Athenaeum Club, London. In his later years he was a partner in the Golden Cockerel Press.

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Total Books: 9
Through Formosa An Account of Japan's Island Colony
2010 - Through Formosa an Account of Japan's Island Colony (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153180139
ISBN-10: 1153180138

The Song Of Tiadatha
2008 - The Song of Tiadatha [1920] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436624862
ISBN-10: 143662486X

The Song Of Tiadatha
2008 - The Song of Tiadatha [1920] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548903629
ISBN-10: 054890362X

Pagans of North Borneo
1988 - Pagans of North Borneo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195826654
ISBN-10: 0195826655

The Pirate Wind Tales of the Sea-Robbers of Malaya
1986 - The Pirate Wind Tales of the Sea-robbers of Malaya (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195826913
ISBN-10: 0195826914
Genre: History

British North Borned An Account of Its History
British North Borned an Account of Its History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780404167752
ISBN-10: 0404167756

The scales of Karma
The Scales of Karma (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780877280279
ISBN-10: 0877280274
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

The Scales of Karma
The Scales of Karma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781893766099
ISBN-10: 1893766098
Genre: Religion & Spirituality