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Marjorie Bowen (1) (1885–1952)

Autor/a de The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories

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Marjorie Bowen (1) s'ha combinat en Joseph Shearing.

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Obres de Marjorie Bowen

Les obres s'han combinat en Joseph Shearing.

The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories (2006) 156 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Black Magic (1909) 83 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Viper of Milan (1963) 65 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
I Will Maintain (1910) 64 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales (1976) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dickon (1929) 45 exemplars, 1 ressenya
For God and the King (1911) 44 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Defender of the Faith (1911) 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Crown Derby Plate (2008) 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Christmas Ghosts: An Anthology (1978) 26 exemplars
The Queen's Caprice (1933) 24 exemplars
The Glen O' Weeping (1907) 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Prince and Heretic (1914) 20 exemplars
The Poisoners (1953) 17 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The King's favourite (1953) 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dark Rosaleen (1932) 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Knight of Spain (2018) 8 exemplars
The Last Bouquet: Some Twilight Tales (2009) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The carnival of Florence (1925) 7 exemplars
The Crime of Laura Sarelle (1941) 6 exemplars
The veil'd delight : the rainbow in the mirror (1933) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
This Shining Woman (2016) 6 exemplars
God and the Wedding Dress (2015) 6 exemplars
The Quest of Glory (2015) 5 exemplars
Mr Misfortunate (2017) 5 exemplars
Mistress Nell Gwyn (1926) 5 exemplars
The Burning Glass (2018) 5 exemplars
The Cheats (1920) 4 exemplars
The Haunted Vintage 4 exemplars
Five People (2018) 3 exemplars
Patriotic Lady (1970) 3 exemplars
God's Playthings (2019) 3 exemplars
Eugenie (2016) 3 exemplars
Cambric Tea 3 exemplars
Kings-at-Arms (2017) 3 exemplars
The Leopard and the Lily (2013) 3 exemplars
The Gilt Mask 2 exemplars
Pale Rose (1977) 2 exemplars
Beltarbet's Pride 2 exemplars
Withering fires (1935) 2 exemplars
Lovers' Knots (2019) 2 exemplars
Royal Pageantry 2 exemplars
The Folding Doors 2 exemplars
A Moment's Madness (1908) 2 exemplars
Crowns and Sceptres (1937) 2 exemplars
Collected Twilight Stories (2010) 2 exemplars
Trumpets at Rome 2 exemplars
The Golden Roof 2 exemplars
Julia Roseingrave 2 exemplars
Because of These Things (2009) 2 exemplars
Stinging Nettles 2 exemplars
Castles in the Air 1 exemplars
The Pink Shawl 1 exemplars
The Quack 1 exemplars
Jacqueline 1 exemplars
Cuckoo Pint 1 exemplars
The Cabriolet 1 exemplars
Two Mistakes 1 exemplars
The Match-Maker 1 exemplars
Miss Modernity 1 exemplars
Fleur Ange 1 exemplars
Out of Season 1 exemplars
The Masterpiece 1 exemplars
The Housekeeper 1 exemplars
Seven Deadly Sins 1 exemplars
The Prescription 1 exemplars
The abode of love 1 exemplars
Mr. Tyler's saints 1 exemplars
Orange blossoms 1 exemplars
Violante 1 exemplars
The shadow on Mockways (1932) 1 exemplars
The devil's jig 1 exemplars
Nightmare 1 exemplars
The Knot Garden 1 exemplars
Brave employments 1 exemplars
The Third Estate 1 exemplars
The Stolen Bride 1 exemplars
No Way Home 1 exemplars
The Heiress of Frascati (1966) 1 exemplars
Nightcap and Plume 1 exemplars
Ferriby (2015) 1 exemplars
Boundless Water 1 exemplars
Roccoco 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Les obres s'han combinat en Joseph Shearing.

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 299 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 288 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Col·laborador — 233 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Weird Woods: Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain (2020) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder On Christmas Eve (2017) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Queens of the Abyss: Lost Stories from the Women of the Weird (2020) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mistletoe & Mayhem: Horrific Tales For The Holidays (1992) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century, Volume 1 (1987) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (2015) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Ghost Stories and Other Horrid Tales (1997) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (2000) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Mystery for Christmas (1990) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Tales from the Dead of Night (2013) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
The Night Wire: and Other Tales of Weird Media (2022) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End (2018) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Night Side: Masterpieces of the Strange and Terrible (1947) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Mistresses of Mystery: Two Centuries of Suspense Stories by the Gentle Sex (1973) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The World's Best One Hundred Detective Stories, Volume 2 (1929) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (1947) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
The Cold Embrace: Weird Stories by Women (2016) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Shapes of the Supernatural (1969) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
A wave of fear: A classic horror anthology (1973) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Eighteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1982) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions (1983) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Doomed Romances: Strange Tales of Uncanny Love (2024) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Big Book of Detective Stories (1935) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The great weird stories (1977) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Sixteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1980) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Big Book for Girls — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Campbell, Gabrielle Margaret Vere (birth name)
Long, Mrs. Arthur
Data de naixement
1885-11-01
Data de defunció
1952-12-23
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Hayling Island, Hampshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Educació
Slade School
Professions
novelist
biographer
horror writer
children's book author
short story writer
Biografia breu
Marjorie Bowen was the principal pen name of Margaret Gabrielle Vere Long, née Campbell. She was born on Hayling Island, Hampshire, England, and had a difficult childhood. The family moved constantly to escape debt. Her father was an alcoholic who disappeared and was later found dead on the streets of London. Marjorie did not go to school, but was self-educated in libraries and museums. She published her first novel, The Viper of Milan: A Romance of Lombardy, in 1906 at age 21, and thereafter was the breadwinner for an ungrateful family. Under this financial pressure, she produced more than 150 books using half a dozen pseudonyms, most of them historical fiction, Gothic novels, romance novels, and crime stories. She also wrote history, children's books, biographies, short stories, literary criticism, and tales of the supernatural. Her writing was widely admired by other authors, including Graham Greene. She was married twice: her first marriage took her to Italy, where she lived during the years of World War I. She wrote an autobiography, The Debate Continues (1939).

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THE DEEP ONES: "Kecksies" by Marjorie Bowen a The Weird Tradition (juny 2021)

Ressenyes

Very good plot and well developed characters. The 'secret' is really well done! Holds the interest of the reader even after more than a century...
 
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aravind_aar | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 21, 2021 |
An excellent collection of tales by an early twentieth century writer. Ms. Bowen was also a historical novelist, and she set all but two of these stories in the past. She had a gift for creating people who were often more frightening than the supernatural element.

The best tales, to my taste, were: "The Fair Hair of Ambrosine," a grim tale of fate; "The Crown Derby Plate," which showed a deliciously nasty sense of humor; "Elsie's Lonely Afternoon," a Katherine Mansfield-ish tale with a nasty twist; "The Bishop of Hell," with the most despicable of her rakehell villains; "The Scoured Silk," a tale that any reader of true crime stores knows is not impossible; and "Kecksie," a masterpiece so enjoyably depraved that I was surprised she could publish it even in the 1920s.… (més)
½
 
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Coach_of_Alva | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2020 |
I’m a big fan of the Wordsworth Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural series, but the Marjorie Bowen anthology, The Bishop of Hell & Other Stories, is one entry in the series that I really struggled to get through. Most of these twelve stories are predictable, pedestrian tales, of little style, substance, or atmosphere. As I was reading, each story had an air of familiarity in some way or other. It was an odd feeling; and then each time I suddenly realized that Bowen is repeating herself with her thematic strokes: multiple stories of self-fulfilling prophecy, of unhappy marriages, of womanizing cads, of murderous revenge; and a pair of stories that both begin by basically saying that “this strange tale that follows needed to be stitched together from various sources...”. It’s just a bit off-putting, and perhaps an indication that the author did not have a lot of fresh ideas and therefore lifted from her prior work. Ultimately it says that the weird fiction genre was not a strong suit in her literary output.

While most of the stories barely moved the needle for me, there were a few that were compelling: (1) “Elsie’s Lonely Room” - A sad story about a little girl’s miserable life, with an even sadder gut-punch ending; (2) “The Adventure of Mr John Proudie” - Strange visitors one night intrude on the mundane life of a meek apothecary, who then witnesses some ghastly occurrences. The story is actually rather tame, but it is suspenseful and well-paced, and titling it an “adventure” playfully underscores just how unremarkable Mr John Proudie’s life actually was. (3) “The Scoured Silk” - an excellent horror story in which young Elisa Minden, soon to be wed to the older Humphrey Orford, becomes frightened and suspicious as her fiancé displays some unusual quirks, particularly with regard to his first wife, who died under mysterious circumstances some twenty years earlier.
… (més)
½
 
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ghr4 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 8, 2019 |
Like with the other novels I’ve read by this author, “Black Magic” features numerous quality scenes with a good plot, but at times the narrative reads too slow, plus the way the syntax is mixed-up to make the dialogue more authentic is irritating. At times it’s hard to understand.

On the whole, though, this is an enjoyable read, with high suspense, good characterisation, and vivid descriptive passages. The horror and supernatural elements are handled well, though some scenes are tame compared to today’s standards.

So not a classic, but certainly worth reading.
… (més)
 
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PhilSyphe | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 22, 2018 |

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Obres
144
També de
54
Membres
1,125
Popularitat
#22,839
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
26
ISBN
115
Llengües
3
Preferit
1

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