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C. S. Forester (1899–1966)

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Born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith on August 27, 1899, in Cairo, Egypt, where his father was a government official, C. S. Forester grew up mainly in England. He was educated at Dulwich College, studying medicine briefly before decidint to become a writer. Forester moved to the United States before näytä lisää the start of World War II, and lived in Berkeley, California, until his death in 1966. Although Forester was a journalist, a novelist and a Hollywood scriptwriter, he is probably best known for his historical fiction, particularly the series of novels that feature Horatio Hornblower. The eleven-book series begins with Mr. Midshipmen Hornblower, in which the seventeen-year old Hornblower joins the British navy in 1793, just as the Napoleonic Wars are about to begin. Hornblower's continuing adventures, as well as his advancement to the highest ranks of the navy, are chronicled in further books, including Beat to Quarters, Flying Colours, Commodore Hornblower, Lord Hornblower, The Happy Return, and A Ship of the Line, for which Forester recived the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1939. Several of Forester's novels were made into films, most notably Payment Deferred (his first novel published in 1926), Eagle Squadron, The Commandos (the movie title was The Commandos Strike at Dawn), Captain Horatio Hornblower, Sink the Bismarck!, and The African Queen, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Forester's nonfiction includes The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812, as well as biographies of Lord Nelson, Napoleon, Josephine, and King Louis XIV. He also wrote an autobiography, Long Before Forty. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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The Man in the Yellow Raft (1967) 97 kappaletta
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75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
The African Queen [1951 film] (1951) — Novel — 297 kappaletta
Men at war : the best war stories of all time (1942) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 289 kappaletta
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Avustaja — 210 kappaletta
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
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The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta
Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
Dreadnought: A History of the Modern Battleship (1739) — Johdanto, eräät painokset81 kappaletta
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Sink the Bismarck! [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 74 kappaletta
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta
Modern English Short Stories: Second Series (1911) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (1949) — Johdanto, eräät painokset54 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Captain Horatio Hornblower [1950 film] (1950) — Original novel — 46 kappaletta
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Adventures of John Wetherell (1953) — Toimittaja; Johdanto — 41 kappaletta
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Toimittaja — 36 kappaletta
Some Things Fierce and Fatal (1971) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
100 Best True Stories of World War II (1945) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories (1962) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 3 1964 April (1964) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 6 1964 October (1964) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Pride and the Passion [1957 film] (1957) — Writer — 22 kappaletta
Battle: True Stories of Combat in World War II (1965) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Ellery Queen's Twentieth Century Detective Stories (1964) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
The Third Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1979) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
American Heritage Magazine Vol 15 No 1 1963 December (1963) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (1977) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
The Queen's Awards: Sixth Series (1953) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Wide World (1957) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Fatal Fascination: A Choice of Crime (1964) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Escape Stories (1980) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post, 1947 (1947) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
13 Ways to Kill a Man (1966) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post (1947) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories (2009) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Full Forty Fathoms: Stories of Underwater Adventure (1975) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Wake Up Screaming: Sixteen Chilling Tales of the Macabre (1967) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Post Stories of 1941 (1942) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Commandos Strike at Dawn [1942 film] (2003) — Story — 4 kappaletta
The Wide Sea (1962) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1948 (1948) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Payment Deferred: A Play in a Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue (1934) — Original novel — 3 kappaletta
Argosy, February 26, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1942-1945 (1946) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1962 — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Evil Tales of Evil Things (Scare Your Socks Off) (1993) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
In Fear and Dread (1974) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, March 12, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, Volume 285 Number 1, October 1, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, March 5, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, December 24, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 09, No. 3, February 1948 (1948) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, October 22, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Undying Past (1961) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Horror (1978) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Payment Deferred [1932 film] (1932) — Based on the book — 2 kappaletta
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, December 17, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, December 3, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, October 15, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, December 31, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales of Horror (1964) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, September 24, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, December 10, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, April 2, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, March 26, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Argosy, October 8, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy, September 17, 1938 (1938) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy: December 1964 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy, May 14, 1938 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy, January 7, 1939 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy, January 18, 1941 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post July 16, 1966 No. 15 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Forever England [1935 film] — Original novel — 1 kappale
Did It Happen? (1956) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Synnitön lankeemus — Original story — 1 kappale
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Assault (1965) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Argosy, March 19, 1938 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Life Magazine 1955.03.14 March 14, 1955 (1955) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Eagle Squadron [1942 film] — Story — 1 kappale
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1958/08 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Sailor of the King [1953 film] (1953) — Original novel — 1 kappale

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Be warned, this is spoiler ridden.
This is quite dramatic and the tension ramps up throughout. Margery gets home from a night out to find her sister dead, with her head in the gas oven. Verdict of suicide is returned, especially when she is discovered to be 3 months pregnant. What follows is a portrait of an unhappy marriage, told largely from the female perspective. Gradually both Margery and her mother come to believe that Margery's husband, Ted, was responsible for both Dot's pregnancy and death. Mrs Claire resolves to pursue him and make sure that he suffers. For a while I though that Ted might be the pursued, but he never feels as if he is sensible of the pursuit, right up to the denouement. The final portion of the book sees Margery and her mother on the run, are they the pursued? They are more sensible of their situation than Ted ever was.
This was surprisingly sensitively done. Told from the perspective of Margery and her mother, it is mostly in the female voice. The situation of Margery & Ted's marriage is explored from her perspective and it is clearly abusive, even if she would not describe it as that. The helplessness of her situation has conditioned her to be dependent and she comes across as very weak in the final portion, being steered by her mother. There's a lot going on in here and it struck me as surprisingly sensitive to mental state and motive for the time it was written.
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Helenliz | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2024 |
This isn't so much a whodunit as a whydoneit - and will he get away with it. Published in 1930, this feels older and is of its time. No forensics, no electronic tracking. Charlie Morris is a man with a chip on his shoulder, he feels that he is owed more than he has in life. At the start we find Morris and two of his colleagues having been discovered in a bribery scam at their advertising agency. It is Guy Fawkes night and this pops an idea in Morris' head - to murder their supervisor who is about to tell the agency boss and get them all fired. He involves both of his colleagues in the act, such that they are both implicated as accessories. From here is continues as a psychological study of how actions build upon each other.
In a sense it us a bit like Patricia Highsmith's Ripley, you know he's a villain, you are waiting to see what he does next and if he gets away with it. This is told by an omnipresent narrator and we see events and actions that impact on 2 main protagonists. Morris is also a lot less charming than Ripley, you don;t want him to get away with it in quite the same way. I listened to it and I'd certainly read or listen to more by Forester in this vein.
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Helenliz | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 16, 2024 |
Western
 
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BooksInMirror | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
Chiefly didactic; Forester was no longer writing war propaganda but instead trying to memorialize the horrors of the Nazi regime. Distinctively Forester, and definitely horrifying, but not his best work.
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Richard Westall Illustrator
Victor Edman Narrator
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Gerard Grasman Translator
René Robert Translator
Louis Guilloux Translator
R. Gruson Translator
Eero Huhtala Translator
Doris Kornau Translator
Max Tidof Sprecher
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Joe McLaren Illustrator
Nello Giugliano Translator
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Jim Frangione Narrator
Ada E. Franco Translator
Oscar Krokstedt Translator
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Ivan Hrbek Translator
Annemarie Horst Translator
D. J. Taylor Introduction
Reg Broad Narrator
Ursula Wulfecamp Translator
F. Oliveira Faia Translator
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Len Goldberg Cover illustration
Chris Mayger Illustrator
Geoffrey Whittam Illustrator
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Jetse Reijenga Introduction
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