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Hamilton, Patrick 1904 March 17-1962

Overview
Works: 113 works in 573 publications in 8 languages and 7,749 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Police films  Biography  History  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Creator
Classifications: PR6015.A4644, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick Hamilton
Hangover Square : a story of darkest Earl's Court by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

64 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Harvey Bone, a perpetual drunk in 1930s London, is driven to the edge by his alcoholism, self-loathing, and obsession with Netta, an attractive but cruel small-time actress
Angel street, a Victorian thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1941 and 1966 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play tells the demoniac story of the Manninghams of Angel Street. Under the guise of kindliness, handsome Mr. Manningham is torturing his wife into insanity. He accuses her of petty aberrations that he has arranged himself; and since her mother died of insanity, she is more than half convinced that she, too, is going out of her mind. While her diabolical husband is out of the house, a benign police inspector visits her and ultimately proves to her that her husband is a maniacal criminal suspected of a murder committed fifteen years ago in the same house, and that he is preparing to dispose of her. Then starts the game of trying to uncover the necessary evidence against Mr. Manningham. It is a thrilling and exciting melodramatic game. - Story of the play
The slaves of solitude by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

40 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England in the middle of World War II, a war that seems fated to go on forever, a war that has become a way of life. Heroic resistance is old hat. Everything is in short supply, and tempers are even shorter. Overwhelmed by the rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged Miss Roach has retreated to the relative safety and stupefying boredom of the suburban town of Thames Lockdon from which she commutes to a publishing job in London. She lives in a boardinghouse run by Miss Payne. There the savvy, sensible, decent, but all-too-meek Miss Roach endures the gaseous speechifying and weird dinner-table interrogations of Mr. Thwaites and relieves her solitude by drinking and necking with a wayward American lieutenant. Life is almost bearable until Vicki Kugelman, a seeming friend, moves into the adjacent room. That's when Miss Roach's troubles really begin. Recounting an epic battle of wills in the claustrophobic confines of the boardinghouse, Patrick Hamilton's The Slaves of Solitude, with its delightfully improbable heroine, is one of the finest and funniest books ever written about the trials of a lonely heart."--Book cover
Twenty thousand streets under the sky : a London trilogy by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Hamilton may be best known now for the plays Rope and Gaslight and for the classic Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor movies they inspired, but in his heyday he was no less famous for his brooding tales of London life ... Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky is a tale of obsession and betrayal that centers on a seedy pub in a run-down part of London. Bob the waiter skimps and saves and fantasizes about writing a novel, until he falls for the pretty prostitute Jenny and blows it all. Kindly Ella, Bob's co-worker, adores Bob, but is condemned to enjoy nothing more than the attentions of the insufferable Mr. Eccles; Jenny, out on the street, is out of love, hope, and money. We watch with pity and horror as these three vulnerable and yet compellingly ordinary people meet and play out bitter comedies of longing and frustration."--Book cover
Rope : a play by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

57 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is an apartment in Mayfair, London in the 1920s. The story, based loosely on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case in the USA, is about two students, who murder fellow student Ronald Kentley as an expression of their supposed intellectual superiority. They hide Kentley's body in a trunk, and invite their friends (including Kentley's father) to dinner, using the trunk as a dining table. The killers' pseudo-homosexual relationship is hidden behind the screen
Gas light, a Victorian thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

39 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripts, designs, lighting plot, photographs, plans, and press cuttings from the March 11, 1940 production by the Dublin Gate Theatre
The west pier by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1986 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craven House by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charmer by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gorse trilogy by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duke in darkness : a play in three acts by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1987 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rope by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

47 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage
Impromptu in Moribundia by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaslight by George Cukor( Visual )

32 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man probeert zijn vrouw krankzinnig te maken
A hundred years of postage stamps by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwertzeichen, Briefmarke, Frankomarke ; Geschichte
The man upstairs. [A play in three acts] by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twopence coloured by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riverside by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Midnight Bell by Patrick Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published between 1929 and 1946 in English and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hangover Square : a story of darkest Earl's Court
Alternative Names
Hamilton Anthony Walter Patrick 1904-1962

Hamilton, Anthony Walter Patrick 1904 Mar. 17-1962

Hamilton, Anthony Walter Patrick 1904 March 17-1962

Hamilton, Anthony Walter Patrick, 1904 mars 17-1962

Hamilton, Paddy, 1904 mars 17-1962

Hamilton, Patrick

Hamilton, Patrick 1904 Mar. 17-1962

Hamilton, Patrick Mar. 17, 1904-1962

Patrick Hamilton britisk skodespelar

Patrick Hamilton britisk skuespiller

Patrick Hamilton Brits acteur (1904-1962)

Patrick Hamilton brittisk skådespelare

Patrick Hamilton écrivain britannique

Patrick Hamilton englischer Schriftsteller

Патрик Гамильтон

پاتریک همیلتون بازیگر بریتانیایی

パトリック・ハミルトン (作家)

ハミルトン, パトリック

派崔克·漢密爾頓

Languages
English (346)

Spanish (28)

German (24)

French (17)

Japanese (3)

Irish (3)

Dutch (3)

Italian (2)

Covers
The slaves of solitudeTwenty thousand streets under the sky : a London trilogyRope : a playGas light, a Victorian thriller in three actsCraven HouseThe Gorse trilogyRopeImpromptu in Moribundia