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Symons, Julian 1912-1994

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Most widely held works by Julian Symons
The tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe by Julian Symons( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,549 WorldCat member 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 )

66 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of crime fiction traces its evolution from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe to those of modern writers, such as Dick Francis and P.D. James
Makers of the new : the revolution in literature, 1912-1939 by Julian Symons( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Carlyle; the life and ideas of a prophet by Julian Symons( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 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
The thirties : a dream revolved by Julian Symons( Book )

57 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 897 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
The Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mystery by Julian Symons( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 894 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."
Conan Doyle : portrait of an artist by Julian Symons( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography celebrating the active and impassioned public life and prolific literary career of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Great detectives : seven original investigations by Julian Symons( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 883 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
Death's darkest face by Julian Symons( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 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 English and Spanish and held by 864 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
Mortal consequences; a history from the detective story to the crime novel by Julian Symons( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of crime fiction from Poe's earliest detective stories and Collins' mysterious thrillers
Playing happy families by Julian Symons( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 836 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
The detective story in Britain by Julian Symons( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and German and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader may find Professor Dupont's hiding cockatoos in the illustrations of his house, but the professor needs to correct the problem that caused his ten pets to hide in the first place
The Detling secret by Julian Symons( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The General Strike; a historical portrait by Julian Symons( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 737 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
Something like a love affair by Julian Symons( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 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?
The man who killed himself by Julian Symons( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Brownjohn has never quite got anything right. Take the murder of his wife â#x80;#x93; 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 â#x80;#x93; a man who really knows what heâ#x80;#x99;s doingâ#x80;¦
A three-pipe problem by Julian Symons( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-time actor, Sheridan Haynes, had a rather unhealthy preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So when the chance came for him to play the famous detective in a TV series, it seemed his dreams had come true. And when London was plagued by a series of unsolved murders, well it seemed only natural for him to take his role into real life. Was this a case of a laughable and misguided actor, or was Sheridan actually on to something?
A criminal comedy by Julian Symons( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 607 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
Critical observations by Julian Symons( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a historyThe Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mysteryConan Doyle : portrait of an artistDeath's darkest facePlaying happy familiesThe General Strike; a historical portraitSomething like a love affairThe man who killed himselfA three-pipe problem
Alternative Names
Julian Symons auteurs de romans policiers, essayiste et critique littéraire

Julian Symons britischer Kriminalschriftsteller und Bestsellerautor

Julian Symons britisk manusforfattar

Julian Symons britisk manusforfatter

Julian Symons britisk manuskriptforfatter

Julian Symons Brits scenarioschrijver (1912-1994)

Julian Symons brittisk manusförfattare

Julian Symons escritor británico

Julian Symons scrittore, critico letterario e poeta britannico

Sajmons, Džulian 1912-1994

Symons, J.

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Symons Julian Gustave

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Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-1994

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