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Symons, Julian 1912-1994

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Most widely held works by Julian Symons
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the totalitarianism that provoked George Orwell into writing 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' seems to be passing into oblivion, his harrowing, cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate, and its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade
Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a history by Julian Symons( Book )

56 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the wonderful, witty, and highly controversial work of a lifelong addict of detective fiction. The learned mystery reviewer for the London Times for over a decade and winner of the British Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement, Julian Symons has written what is considered the classic study of crime fiction - a comprehensive collection of essays made absolutely irresistible by Symons' own acerbic observations and opinions on writers past and present."--Jacket
The tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe by Julian Symons( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of America's most widely-read authors
The Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mystery by Julian Symons( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing a large estate in the 1890's London suburb of Blackheath, the Collard and Vandervent families' near-incestuous entanglement has grown into a toxic web of lies and bitterness. While mama keeps an iron grasp on the purse strings, an unmarried daughter sucks greedily on her own disappointment, a son raises corruption to an art form, and an ethereal daughter-in-law casts come-hither glances at anything in pants. She casts them frequently at young Paul Vandervent, who responds by filling his journal with fevered love poems. And when one member after another of the family falls victim to "gastric misadventure," and his beloved falls under suspicion, Paul embarks on a quest to clear her name, resolving to solve "the extraordinary series of crimes popularly called The Blackheath Poisonings."
Death's darkest face by Julian Symons( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Symons accepts the job of clearing the name of a man accused of murdering poet Hugo Headley
The Kentish manor murders by Julian Symons( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asked to give a private performance at an eccentric millionaire's impenetrable castle, actor Sheridan Haynes stumbles upon a real murder and finds he may be the next victim
Conan Doyle : portrait of an artist by Julian Symons( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography celebrating the active and impassioned public life and prolific literary career of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Makers of the new : the revolution in literature, 1912-1939 by Julian Symons( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great detectives : seven original investigations by Julian Symons( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains fictional biographies of seven fictional detectives: Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Nero Wolfe, Ellery Queen, Philip Marlowe, Hercule Poirot and Maigret
Playing happy families by Julian Symons( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A happy family may be merely a front, is the theme of this murder mystery set in Britain. It follows Supt. Hilary Catchpole, trying to solve the disappearance of a girl from one such family. By the author of Sweet Adelaide
Thomas Carlyle; the life and ideas of a prophet by Julian Symons( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Carlyle was a man of huge influence in the nineteenth century. A prolific writer and historian, he was also a fervent campaigner for social reform, attacking the laissez-faire philosophy that was so endemic in his times. Julian Symons reveals him to be an eccentric figure, a man of literary genius, but also plagued by personal tragedy
Mortal consequences; a history from the detective story to the crime novel by Julian Symons( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of crime fiction from Poe's earliest detective stories and Collins' mysterious thrillers
The Detling secret by Julian Symons( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
The detective story in Britain by Julian Symons( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirties : a dream revolved by Julian Symons( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Symons here presents a unique view of the 1930s. Rejecting the standard historical line, he instead examines the decade as an artistic movement using sources as diverse as the Communist Daily Worker and the Fascist Action
Something like a love affair by Julian Symons( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith is content to be married to a well-heeled architect, but why does she write herself imaginary love letters; why does she take on a very real lover several years her junior?
A criminal comedy by Julian Symons( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Englishmen have met suspicious ends in Venice--one by gunshot, the other by drowning. That much is certain but nothing else is. Murder? Suicide? Accident? In a quiet English village, anonymous notes spread scandal though false word of an affair between Derek Crowley and Gerda Porson. She is the wife of Crowley's business partner, the unspeakable Charles Porson, a tireless macho who adores handguns and the spanking-and-bondage ritual meted out by his bored, disgusted wife, who is in love only with his money. Was the drug-laced Bloody Mary intended for Porson? How to explain Derek's wife's penchant for masculine clothing? Who loaded the supposedly blank pistol in an amateur theatrical production? Long afterward, Jason Durling's brilliant deductive sleuthing will resolve the murders left unsolved by trhe Italian police and ignored by Scotland Yard; but he will come to great grief in his turn
The General Strike; a historical portrait by Julian Symons( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1926, Britain was gripped by the General Strike. This downing of tools lasted for nine days, during which time it divided the people, threatened the survival of the government and brought the country nearer to revolution than perhaps it had ever been. Symons draws upon contemporary reports, letters and oral sources, along with TUC records
The man who killed himself by Julian Symons( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timid little Arthur Brownjohn decides to kill his domineering, handsome wife Clare. Together with Major Mellon he commits what seems to be the perfect murder
The name of Annabel Lee by Julian Symons( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Dudley Potter breaks out of his quiet life and searches desperately for his lover, Annabel Lee, who has mysteriously disappeared
 
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Alternative Names
Julian Symons auteurs de romans policiers, essayiste et critique littéraire

Julian Symons britischer Kriminalschriftsteller und Bestsellerautor

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Julian Symons Brits scenarioschrijver (1912-1994)

Julian Symons brittisk manusförfattare

Julian Symons scrittore, critico letterario e poeta britannico

Sajmons, Džulian 1912-1994

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Symons, Julian Gustave

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Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-1994

사이먼스, 줄리안 1912-1994

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サイモンズ, J

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Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a historyThe tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan PoeThe Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mysteryDeath's darkest faceConan Doyle : portrait of an artistPlaying happy familiesSomething like a love affairThe General Strike; a historical portraitThe man who killed himself