WorldCat Identities

Symons, Julian 1912-1994

Overview
Works: 495 works in 2,070 publications in 14 languages and 39,011 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, Collaborator, Writer of accompanying material, Honoree, Artist, Performer
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Julian Symons
Nineteen eighty-four, a novel by George Orwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal warfare is the price of bleak prosperity in this satire of totalitarian barbarism
The tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe by Julian Symons( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,472 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 )

63 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member 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 996 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 )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 990 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
Great detectives : seven original investigations by Julian Symons( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 955 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 )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenny Midway disappears on the weekend of her parents thirtieth anniversary, and Superintendent Hilary Catchpole is called on to find the truth
The Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mystery by Julian Symons( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 947 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 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 )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortal consequences; a history from the detective story to the crime novel by Julian Symons( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of crime fiction from Poe's earliest detective stories and Collins' mysterious thrillers
Thomas Carlyle; the life and ideas of a prophet by Julian Symons( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 895 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 Detling secret by Julian Symons( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 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 )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 762 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 )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 750 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 man who killed himself by Julian Symons( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 653 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 615 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
 
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Nineteen eighty-four, a novel
Alternative Names
Julian Symons britischer Kriminalschriftsteller und Bestsellerautor

Julian Symons britisk manusforfattar

Julian Symons britisk manusforfatter

Julian Symons britisk manuskriptforfatter

Julian Symons brittisk manusfrfattare

Julian Symons scrittore, critico letterario e poeta britannico

Symons, J.

Symons, Julian

Symons, Julian Gustave

Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-

Symons, Julian Gustave 1912-1994

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シモンズ, ジュリアン

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The tell-tale heart : the life and works of Edgar Allan PoeBloody murder : from the detective story to the crime novel : a historyDeath's darkest facePlaying happy familiesThe Blackheath poisonings : a Victorian murder mysteryConan Doyle : portrait of an artistSomething like a love affairThe man who killed himselfThe General Strike; a historical portrait