Imatge de l'autor

V. C. Andrews (1923–1986)

Autor/a de Flowers In The Attic

281+ obres 60,321 Membres 717 Ressenyes 80 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Born on June 6, 1924 in Portsmouth, Va., Virginia Cleo ("V. C.") Andrews was one of three children of William Henry and Lillian Lilnora. Andrews worked as a commercial fashion and portrait artist for a time. However, after her father's death in the late 1960s and the family's subsequent move to mostra'n més Manchester, Mo, she began what she described as "closet" writing. It was her publisher's decision to use the initials V. C. rather than her full name. This was done for the purpose of neutralizing her gender so as to sell to adult male audiences; the common belief was that men did not like to read books by women writers. Andrews eventually became a full-time writer. Her first novel was a science fiction fantasy entitled The Gods of the Green Mountains, published in 1972. In 1980, she published the bestseller Flowers in the Attic, followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows; all of which comprise the Dollanganger Series. Andrews died of breast cancer on December 19, 1986, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After her death, her family hired a ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, to finish the manuscripts she had started. He would complete the next two novels, Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts, and they were published soon after. These two novels are considered the last to bear the "V. C. Andrews" name and to be almost completely written by Andrews herself. She left a legacy of books that have been sold worldwide and translated into 13 foreign languages. (Bowker Author Biography) V.C. Andrews' novels have sold more than eighty-five million copies and have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. All 38 of V.C. Andrews' novels have hit the New York Times bestseller list. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
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Obres de V. C. Andrews

Flowers In The Attic (1979) 6,349 exemplars
Petals On The Wind (1980) 3,080 exemplars
If There Be Thorns (1981) 2,676 exemplars
Seeds Of Yesterday (1984) 2,267 exemplars
Garden Of Shadows (1987) 2,142 exemplars
My Sweet Audrina (1982) 1,915 exemplars
Heaven (Casteel Saga) (1985) 1,688 exemplars
Dark Angel (1986) 1,431 exemplars
Fallen Hearts (1988) 1,296 exemplars
Web of Dreams (1990) 1,222 exemplars
Gates of Paradise (1989) 1,222 exemplars
Dawn (1990) 1,171 exemplars
Ruby (Landry Saga) (1994) 1,084 exemplars
Secrets of the Morning (1990) 1,031 exemplars
Twilight's Child (Cutler) (1990) 958 exemplars
Midnight Whispers (1990) 924 exemplars
Pearl in the Mist (1994) 917 exemplars
All That Glitters (1995) 861 exemplars
Melody (1996) 858 exemplars
Darkest Hour (1993) 836 exemplars
Hidden Jewel (1995) 829 exemplars
Unfinished Symphony (1997) 755 exemplars
Tarnished Gold (1996) 749 exemplars
Heart Song (1997) 740 exemplars
Music in the Night (Logan) (1998) 698 exemplars
Rain (Hudson Family, Book 1 (2000) 672 exemplars
Olivia (1999) 663 exemplars
Runaways (1998) 623 exemplars
Lightning Strikes (Hudson Family) (2000) 601 exemplars
Eye of the Storm (Hudson Family) (2000) 569 exemplars
Into the Garden (Wildflowers) (1999) 519 exemplars
The End of the Rainbow (2000) 519 exemplars
Willow (2002) 512 exemplars
Butterfly (1998) 508 exemplars
Celeste (2004) 484 exemplars
Crystal (1998) 464 exemplars
Brooke (1998) 459 exemplars
Raven (1998) 436 exemplars
Wicked Forest (2002) 434 exemplars
Twisted Roots (2002) 431 exemplars
Black Cat (2004) 417 exemplars
Secrets In The Attic (2007) 412 exemplars
Broken Wings (2003) 410 exemplars
Misty (Wildflowers) (1999) 395 exemplars
Into The Woods (2003) 388 exemplars
Falling Stars (2001) 377 exemplars
Child Of Darkness (2005) 365 exemplars
Orphans (1998) 363 exemplars
Star (1999) 363 exemplars
Jade (1999) 362 exemplars
Midnight Flight (2003) 358 exemplars
Cat (1999) 353 exemplars
Hidden Leaves (2003) 349 exemplars
Broken Flower (2006) 342 exemplars
Cinnamon (2001) 341 exemplars
April Shadows (2005) 331 exemplars
Scattered Leaves (2007) 316 exemplars
Daughter Of Darkness (2010) 292 exemplars
Honey (2001) 291 exemplars
Girl In The Shadows (2006) 290 exemplars
Ice (2001) 288 exemplars
Rose (2001) 287 exemplars
Secrets In The Shadows (2008) 286 exemplars
Delia's Crossing (2008) 266 exemplars
Shooting Stars Omnibus (2001) 248 exemplars
The Heavenstone Secrets (2009) 235 exemplars
Delia's Heart (2008) 234 exemplars
Secret Whispers (2010) 211 exemplars
Delia's Gift (2009) 208 exemplars
The Unwelcomed Child (2014) 201 exemplars
Secrets of Foxworth (2014) 201 exemplars
Family Storms (2011) 194 exemplars
Secret Brother (Dollanganger) (2015) 168 exemplars
Cloudburst (2011) 158 exemplars
Forbidden Sister (2013) 143 exemplars
The Mirror Sisters (2016) 132 exemplars
Into The Darkness (2012) 132 exemplars
Daughter Of Light (2012) 129 exemplars
Beneath the Attic (2019) 125 exemplars
Bittersweet Dreams (2015) 113 exemplars
Roxy's Story (2013) 111 exemplars
Sage's Eyes (2016) 105 exemplars
Broken Glass (2017) 86 exemplars
The Silhouette Girl (2019) 85 exemplars
Casteel Series Books 1-5 (1985) 83 exemplars
House of Secrets (2018) 67 exemplars
Gods of Green Mountain (2004) 57 exemplars
Dark Seed (2001) 55 exemplars
Landry Saga (1989) 54 exemplars
Capturing Angels (2012) 44 exemplars
Out of the Rain (2021) 41 exemplars
Heaven / Dawn / Ruby (1997) 36 exemplars
The Forbidden Heart (2013) 35 exemplars
Becoming My Sister (2022) 32 exemplars
The De Beers Family Series (2002) 19 exemplars
Gathering Clouds 8 exemplars
Cage of Love (2001) 7 exemplars
Les Jumeaux -1 Céleste (2007) 4 exemplars
Petalos al viento (1983) 4 exemplars
Les secrets de l'aube (1994) 3 exemplars
背徳のオルゴール (1991) 3 exemplars
Svart Ängel 2 exemplars
Wild flowers (2003) 2 exemplars
Kto wiatr sieje (2013) 2 exemplars
La hora más oscura (2006) 2 exemplars
Fortiden fanger (1988) 2 exemplars
Rain [2006 film] (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Delia-serie 2 exemplars
Enfant du crepuscule (1994) 2 exemplars
Les démons de la nuit (1996) 2 exemplars
Geheimen-serie 1 exemplars
Le chant du coeur 1 exemplars
Melody omnibus 1 exemplars
Omnibus (2010) 1 exemplars
Die Orphan-Saga 1 exemplars
Rose (Étoiles filantes) (2006) 1 exemplars
A jesli ciernie (polish) (2012) 1 exemplars
Rodzina Casteel (2013) 1 exemplars
Upadle serca (2014) 1 exemplars
Ogrod cieni (2013) 1 exemplars
Mroczny las (2017) 1 exemplars
V.C. Andrews (Boxed Set) (1987) 1 exemplars
Les racines veneneuses (2004) 1 exemplars
En fuite ! (Les orphelines.) (2001) 1 exemplars
Mi dulce Audrina 1 exemplars
Moja zlatá Audrina (2001) 1 exemplars
En plass på jorden (1985) 1 exemplars
De venter på mor... (1988) 1 exemplars
Gyngestolen (1985) 1 exemplars
Muted Voices 1 exemplars
Gypsy Eyes 1 exemplars
V. C. Andrews 1 exemplars
Djevelens yngel (1981) 1 exemplars
Petals on the Wind (2014) 1 exemplars
Aurora 1 exemplars
Dunkle Sterne (2005) 1 exemplars
6 V.c. Andrews Books (1994) 1 exemplars
Eden's Children (2023) 1 exemplars
Simsek (2009) 1 exemplars

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Rod Serling's the Twilight Zone Magazine 1983 05 May-June (1983) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Andrews, Virginia
Nom oficial
Andrews, Cleo Virginia
Altres noms
Andrews, Virginia C.
Data de naixement
1923-06-06
Data de defunció
1986-12-19
Lloc d'enterrament
Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
VS
Lloc de naixement
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Causa de la mort
breast cancer
Llocs de residència
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA(birth)
Manchester, Missouri, USA
Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
Educació
Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Professions
Schrijfster
Kunstenaar
Illustrator
Portretschilder
Biografia breu
Cleo Virginia Andrews, beter bekend als V. C. Andrews of Virginia C. Andrews (Portsmouth, 6 juni 1923 - 19 december 1986) was een Amerikaanse romanschrijfster. Virginia Andrews' boeken behoren tot de genres gothic horror en familiegeschiedenis. Veel boeken hebben te maken met familiegeheimen en verboden liefde. Haar bekendste boek uit de Dollanganger-serie is Flowers in the Attic (Bloemen op Zolder) uit 1979. Dit is een verhaal over vier kinderen die op de zolder van hun fanatiek-religieuze oma worden verstopt. Andrews overleed op 63-jarige leeftijd in 1986 aan borstkanker. Haar romans waren zo succesvol dat na haar dood door haar erfgenamen een ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, werd ingehuurd om meer verhalen te schrijven onder haar naam. Virginia was het jongste kind en enige dochter van de Andrews familie. Als 15-jarige viel Andrews op school van een trap waardoor ze de rest van haar leven een rolstoel moest gebruiken. Na een vierjarige opleiding slaagde ze erin om een succesvolle commerciële kunstenaar, illustrator en portretschilder te worden. Later in haar leven wendde ze zich tot het schrijven. Haar eerste roman, getiteld Gods of Green Mountain (in het sciencefiction genre) bleef ongepubliceerd en werd uitgebracht als een e-boek in 2004. In 1975 voltooide Andrews een manuscript voor een roman die ze The Obsessed noemde. De roman werd teruggestuurd met de suggestie dat ze het verhaal wat moest uitbreiden en verlevendigen. In latere interviews beweert Andrews de nodige aanpassingen in één nacht te hebben doorgevoerd. Ze diende het manuscript opnieuw in, nu onder de titel Flowers in the Attic. De roman werd gepubliceerd in 1979 en was meteen een succes, Het bereikte de top van de bestsellerlijsten in slechts twee weken. Elk jaar daarna tot aan haar dood publiceerde Andrews een nieuwe roman en met elke publicatie verdiende zij grotere voorschotten en groeide haar lezerspubliek verder aan. Na Andrews' dood in 1986 werden haar twee laatste romans Garden of Shadows en Fallen Hearts gepubliceerd. Deze twee romans worden beschouwd als de laatste die de "VC Andrews" naam dragen en bijna volledig door Andrews zelf geschreven zijn.

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Any VC Andrews fans? Assistance needed. a The Green Dragon (abril 2013)

Ressenyes

I'd heard about this one so often but had no idea what it was about, so I decided on it as a quickie Kindle read. If I hadn't gotten through so much of it, and if I hadn't wanted to finish it at that point for the 75 Books Challenge for 2024, I would have applied the Pearl Rule because it's nothing more than "Gothic Harlequin." Rather than read the remainder of the series, I did a quickie plot review on Wikipedia. Definitely not the kind of fictional place that I want to go.and 1* is probably generous.… (més)
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CurrerBell | Hi ha 186 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2024 |
Not one of the best V.C. Andrews book. The first book in this series was wonderful, but by the time I reached this one, I was just glad to see this series end.
 
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thatnerd | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
I did not enjoy this one quite as much as Book 1, but it was still a very good read.
 
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thatnerd | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
I read through this whole book in less than 24 hours. Just like other V.C. Andrews books I've read, it was a great read. I can't wait to get through the rest of the books in this series.
 
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thatnerd | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
281
També de
1
Membres
60,321
Popularitat
#240
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
717
ISBN
2,172
Llengües
20
Preferit
80

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