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Eric Ambler (1909–1998)

Autor/a de La Màscara de Dimitrios

88+ obres 9,143 Membres 185 Ressenyes 33 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Eric Ambler was born in London on June 28, 1909. Ambler toured in the late 1920s as a music-hall comedian and wrote plays, following in the footsteps of his parents, who were entertainers. After studying engineering at London University from 1924 to 1927, he took an apprenticeship in engineering at mostra'n més the Edison Swan Electric Company. When the company became part of Associated Electrical Industries, he worked in its advertising department and wrote avant-garde plays in his spare time. By 1937 he was the director of a London ad agency. He later resigned and moved to Paris where he dedicated himself to writing. In 1936, his first novel, The Dark Frontier, appeared and followed by another five by 1940, as well as working as script consultant for Alexander Korda. During World War II he joined first the artillery and was then later posted to a combat photographic unit. He served in Italy as assistant director of army cinematography and during this period, wrote and produced nearly one hundred training and propaganda films. After the war Ambler was screenwriter for the Rank organization and starting from 1951 he published a number of novels with Charles Rodda under the pseudonym Eliot Reed. Several of his novels were made into films, including A Coffin for Dimitrios in 1944, Journey into Fear in 1942, and Topkapi in 1964. Ambler also wrote screenplays, including those for The Cruel Sea in 1953 and The Guns of Navarone in 1961. In the 1960s he moved to Hollywood and was responsible for the TV shows Checkmate and The Most Deadly Game. Ambler received the Gold Dagger in 1959 for Passage of Arms, in 1967 for Dirty Story and in 1972 for The Levanter. He also received the Diamond Dagger in 1986 plus an Edgar in 1964 for The Light of Day and was nominated Grand Master in 1975. Ambler was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1981, and received other literary awards in France and Sweden. He died in London in October 1998. Ambler published 23 novels total, 19 under his own name and four in collaboration Eric Amber died in London on October 22, 1998, at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Eric Ambler

La Màscara de Dimitrios (1939) 1,845 exemplars
Journey into Fear (1940) 837 exemplars
Epitaph for a Spy (1938) 737 exemplars
The Light of Day (1962) 621 exemplars
Cause for Alarm (1938) 530 exemplars
Uncommon Danger (1937) 463 exemplars
The Schirmer Inheritance (1953) 352 exemplars
Passage of Arms (1959) 348 exemplars
Judgment on Deltchev (1951) 333 exemplars
The Levanter (1972) 326 exemplars
State of Siege (1956) 307 exemplars
A Kind of Anger (1964) 241 exemplars
The Care of Time (1981) 232 exemplars
The Dark Frontier (1936) 227 exemplars
Doctor Frigo (1974) 210 exemplars
The Intercom Conspiracy (1969) 204 exemplars
Send No More Roses (1977) 203 exemplars
Dirty Story (1967) 192 exemplars
Great Cases of Scotland Yard (1978) 128 exemplars
Here Lies (1985) 75 exemplars
Ability to Kill (1987) 67 exemplars
A Night to Remember [1958 film] (1958) — Screenwriter — 67 exemplars
Oliver Twist [1948 film] (1948) — Writer — 54 exemplars
To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories (1964) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Waiting for Orders (1841) 33 exemplars
The Maras Affair (1953) 24 exemplars
Tender To Danger (1951) 24 exemplars
The Intriguers (1959) 24 exemplars
The Cruel Sea [1953 film] (1953) — Screenwriter — 23 exemplars
Selected Works (1978) 22 exemplars
The Purple Plain [1954 film] (1954) — Writer — 19 exemplars
The Light of Day | Dirty Story (1990) 15 exemplars
Skytip (1791) 14 exemplars
Passport to Panic (2010) 13 exemplars
Charter to Danger (2010) 10 exemplars
The Passionate Friends [1949 film] (1949) — Screenwriter — 9 exemplars
Das große Krimi- Lesebuch. (1992) 8 exemplars
Omnibus (1972) 6 exemplars
The Card [1952 film] (1952) — Writer — 5 exemplars
The Army of the Shadows (1997) 4 exemplars
Yangtse Incident [1957 film] — Screenwriter — 2 exemplars
Els visitants nocturns (1986) 2 exemplars
Insolito peligro 1 exemplars
Highly Dangerous [1950 film] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplars
Epätavallinen vaara (1989) 1 exemplars
El proceso Beltchev (1974) 1 exemplars
Tocaia grande 1 exemplars
Ambler Eric 1 exemplars
Cloak And Dagger 1 exemplars
The Seige of Villa Lipp (1977) 1 exemplars
Gün Isigi (2021) 1 exemplars
Viagem para o Medo 1 exemplars
El paso del tiempo 1 exemplars
No Envie Mas Rosas (1991) 1 exemplars
O LEVANTINO 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Les aventures de Sherlock Holmes (1892) — Introducció, algunes edicions15,649 exemplars
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Col·laborador — 354 exemplars
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Col·laborador — 262 exemplars
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Col·laborador — 207 exemplars
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
The Book of Spies: An Anthology of Literary Espionage (2003) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions76 exemplars
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Five Spy Novels (1962) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Cloak and Dagger: A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories (1988) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Journey into Fear [1943 film] (1942) — Original book — 16 exemplars
The Gourmet Crook Book (1976) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Man Who ... (1992) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Ethnic Detectives: Masterpieces of Mystery Fiction (1985) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Encore (1952) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Crime Without Murder (1970) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1984 (1984) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Crime in good company : essays on criminals and crime-writing (1959) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Spy in the Shadows [Anthology 8-in-1] (1965) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1978 (1978) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Spionhistorier fra hele verden — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Journey Into Fear [1975 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplars
The Penguin Film Review 9 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Ambler, Eric Clifford
Altres noms
Reed, Eliot
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Paris, France
University of London
British Army (Filmmaking unit)
Premis i honors
Cartier Diamond Dagger (1986)
Biografia breu
Eric Ambler was born in London in 1909. Before turning to writing full-time, he worked at an engineering firm and wrote copy for an advertising agency. His first novel was published in 1936. He was awarded two Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association of America, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination. Eric Ambler died in 1998.



.Un professor d’universitat i escriptor de novel•la policíaca viatge a Istambul per buscar inspiració per una nova novel•la. Allà , per casualitat se’n entera de que han trobat el cadàver d’un home, Dimitros, un assassí, traficant , d’armes.... Intrigat pel personatge viatja per on se sap que ha deixat rastre. El professor viatja per Grècia, Bulgària, Servia i finalment Suïssa i París. Així amb el transfons del problema dels Balcans d’entreguerres (assassinat de Stambuliski, president de Bulgària,..) es troba amb personatges amb tenebrosos i situacions difícils. La novella manté l’interès fins al fina… (més)
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