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Isabelle Holland (1920–2002)

Autor/a de The Man Without a Face

58 obres 1,665 Membres 20 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Author Isabelle Holland was born in Basel, Switzerland on June 16, 1920. Since her father was an American consul, she grew up in Guatemala City and Liverpool, England until 1940 when her family returned to the United States because of World War II. In 1942, she received a bachelor's degree from mostra'n més Tulane University. She then worked in the publicity departments for numerous magazines and publishing companies including McCall's, Crown, Lippincott, Harper's, and G. P. Putman. Her first novel, Cecily, was published in 1967 and was followed by about fifty other books for children, young adults, and adults. Many of her young adult novels deal with topics such as death, obesity, rape, and homosexuality. Her novel, Of Love and Death and Other Journeys, was nominated for the 1975 National Book Award. Two of her novels, Bump in the Night and The Man Without a Face, were made into movies. She died in New York City on February 9, 2002 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Isabelle Holland

The Man Without a Face (1972) 277 exemplars
Behind The Lines (Point) (1994) 191 exemplars
The Journey Home (1990) 187 exemplars
A Death at St. Anselm's (1984) 50 exemplars
A Fatal Advent (1989) 50 exemplars
Bump In the Night (1988) 48 exemplars
Dinah and the Green Fat Kingdom (1978) 42 exemplars
Journey for three (1974) 40 exemplars
Trelawny (1974) 39 exemplars
The Long Search (1990) 37 exemplars
Now Is Not Too Late (1980) 34 exemplars
Flight of the archangel (1985) 34 exemplars
Kilgaren (1900) 30 exemplars
A lover scorned (1986) 28 exemplars
The Christmas Cat (1987) 28 exemplars
Heads You Win Tails I Lose (1973) — Autor — 27 exemplars
Darcourt (1976) 27 exemplars
Tower Abbey (1978) 27 exemplars
Perdita (1983) 27 exemplars
Counterpoint (1980) 24 exemplars
Moncrieff: A Novel (1975) 23 exemplars
The Marchington Inheritance (1979) 23 exemplars
The House in the Woods: A Novel (1991) 23 exemplars
Paperboy (1999) 21 exemplars
The Promised Land (1996) 20 exemplars
The Easter Donkey (1988) 20 exemplars
Grenelle (1976) 18 exemplars
Family Trust (1994) 18 exemplars
Hitchhike (1977) 16 exemplars
Demaury Papers (1977) 15 exemplars
The Lost Madonna (1981) 15 exemplars
The Island (1984) 14 exemplars
The Unfrightened Dark (1990) 14 exemplars
Abbie's God Book (1982) 14 exemplars
Alan and the Animal Kingdom (1977) 12 exemplars
Cecily (1967) 10 exemplars
God, Mrs. Muskrat and Aunt Dot (1983) — Autor — 10 exemplars
Summer of My First Love (1981) 9 exemplars
The empty house (1983) 9 exemplars
Jenny Kiss'd Me (1985) 8 exemplars
Thief (1988) 6 exemplars
The Search (1991) 6 exemplars
A Horse Named Peaceable (1982) 6 exemplars
Amanda's Choice (1970) 5 exemplars
Kevin's Hat: Story (1984) 5 exemplars
Standish Place (1976) 5 exemplars
Love and the Genetic Factor (1987) 4 exemplars
Toby the Splendid (1987) 3 exemplars
Green Andrew Green (1984) 3 exemplars
After the First Love (1983) 3 exemplars
Das Mädchen im Eukalyptusbaum (1976) 3 exemplars
Henry and Grudge (1986) 3 exemplars
Maulever Hall 1 exemplars
Susan Grenelle (1978) 1 exemplars
Tvillingerne Trelawny (1978) 1 exemplars
Ein Zoo für Henry 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Holland, Isabelle
Nom oficial
Holland, Isabelle Christian
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Basel, Switzerland
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Guatamala City, Guatamala
Basel, Switzerland
Tulane University (BA|1942)
University of Liverpool
young adult writer
Book Publicist
Lee, Harper (friend)
G. P. Putnam's Sons
J. B. Lippincott Company
Crown Publishers
Kappa Alpha Theta
Biografia breu
Isabelle Holland was born in Basel, Switzerland, the daughter of the American consul there. She was educated in England and the USA and earned a bachelor's degree from Tulane University in 1942. She settled in New York City and held various jobs, including publicist, for some of New York's top publishing houses. She also wrote more than 50 books, including many prize-winning books for children and young adults, as well as romantic thrillers and gothic mysteries, but the first of them was not published until 1967, when she was in her late forties. She was still writing at the time of her death. Miss Holland's books for young people addressed a variety of difficult or controversial topics, such as death, rape, incest, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, homosexuality, and the ravages of alcoholism on families. Two of her books have been adapted as films.




My first encounter with this book was when I found it in my middle school library and my friends and I had a good laugh over the title. I never actually read it back then, which is a shame because I totally missed out on a great book. The issue of weight was handled very sensitively in this book, but it's not only about weight, it's about the end of childhood fantasies and growing up and so much more. I found Sister Elizabeth's scenes a bit tedious and preachy, but I guess they were necessary.
serru | Oct 6, 2022 |
I hated this book when I read it as a kid, and a quick re-read hasn't changed my opinion much. I mean, way to glorify stealing your parents' prescription medication! Spoilers ahead: "Gee, I'm too fat. Let me steal some of mom's diet pills. But I can't sleep, so let me take some of her sleeping pills too. OK, now I'm really thin. What? These diet pills are "speed"? I'd better stop taking them. And anyway dad loves me again, and a boy has a crush on me, now that I'm skinny."
SamSpayedPI | Jan 9, 2022 |
The paperback I read was frail and the pages quite yellow with age but as I read the storyline it felt as though it could have been ripped from today's headlines which made me quite curious as to the copyright date. The copyright date is 1979 and the edition was a First Fawcett Crest Printing in October, 1980. Quite intriguing. It reminded me of novels by Mary Stewart read during my senior year in high school which following the introduction in 4th grade to Nancy Drew novels continued my love of the mystery genre.… (més)
FerneMysteryReader | Nov 16, 2017 |



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