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Symons, Julian 1912-1994

Works: 480 works in 1,939 publications in 13 languages and 39,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Satire  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Artist, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Nineteen eighty-four, a novel by George Orwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 1,700 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
The tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe by Julian Symons( Book )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
A biography of one of America's most widely-read authors
Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a history by Julian Symons( Book )
61 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de detectiveroman en verwante literaire genres, zoals thriller en spionageroman sinds het midden der 18e eeuw, waarin werk van talrijke auteurs ter sprake komt
Death's darkest face by Julian Symons( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,022 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 )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 1,006 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
The Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mystery by Julian Symons( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 992 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."
Great detectives : seven original investigations by Julian Symons( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 983 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 )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 975 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
Conan Doyle : portrait of an artist by Julian Symons( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 973 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 )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Thomas Carlyle; the life and ideas of a prophet by Julian Symons( Book )
28 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 918 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 )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 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 )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 895 libraries worldwide
The detective story in Britain by Julian Symons( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
The thirties : a dream revolved by Julian Symons( Book )
48 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 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 )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 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?
The man who killed himself by Julian Symons( Book )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Arthur Brownjohn has never quite got anything right. Whatever he does, it always seems to go more than a little awry. The same could be said for the murder of his wife ? a bungled, inferior affair despite his having consulting all the experts in the field of killings, executions and dastardly deeds. Resolving never to repeat the same mistakes, he enlists the help of Major Easonby Mellon ? a man who really knows what he?s doing?
A criminal comedy by Julian Symons( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 660 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 name of Annabel Lee by Julian Symons( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Hungarian and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Sweet Adelaide by Julian Symons( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Symons, J.
Symons, Julian
Symons, Julian Gustave
Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-
Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-1994
サイモンズ, J
シモンズ, ジュリアン
English (432)
Japanese (11)
German (6)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (5)
Finnish (4)
Hungarian (3)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (3)
Czech (3)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
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