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Hammond Innes (1913–1998)

Autor/a de The Wreck of the Mary Deare

68+ obres 5,584 Membres 115 Ressenyes 7 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Author Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, England on July 15, 1914. He attended Cranbrook School in Kent, but left in 1931 to work as a journalist. He published his first novel, The Doppelganger, in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Royal Artillery and published a number of books. mostra'n més In 1946, he became a full-time writer and wrote over thirty novels, children's books, and travel books throughout his career. He published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond until 1953. Four of his novels were made into films. He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire) in 1978 and received the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award in 1993. He died on June 10, 1998 and left a bulk of his estate to the Assoication of Sea Training Organisations. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Hammond Innes

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956) 463 exemplars
The Land God Gave to Cain (1958) 247 exemplars
Atlantic Fury (1962) 233 exemplars
The Doomed Oasis (1960) 231 exemplars
Levkas Man (1971) 222 exemplars
Campbell's Kingdom (1952) 218 exemplars
The White South (1949) 211 exemplars
Maddon's Rock (1947) 190 exemplars
Golden Soak (1973) 184 exemplars
The Strode Venturer (1965) 183 exemplars
Wreckers Must Breathe (1940) 182 exemplars
The Lonely Skier (1947) 176 exemplars
North Star (1974) 170 exemplars
Air Bridge (1951) 168 exemplars
The Conquistadors (1969) 164 exemplars
The Blue Ice (1948) 163 exemplars
The Big Footprints (1977) 162 exemplars
The Killer Mine (1600) 157 exemplars
The Black Tide (1982) 156 exemplars
The Strange Land (1954) 155 exemplars
Solomons Seal (1980) 147 exemplars
The Angry Mountain (1950) 146 exemplars
Medusa (1988) 142 exemplars
The Trojan Horse (1940) 138 exemplars
High Stand (1985) 133 exemplars
Isvik (1991) 132 exemplars
Attack Alarm (1941) 96 exemplars
Scandinavia (1963) 87 exemplars
Dead and Alive (1946) 84 exemplars
Target Antarctica (1993) 58 exemplars
Sea and Islands (1967) 51 exemplars
Harvest of Journeys (1960) 48 exemplars
Delta Connection (1996) 37 exemplars
Hammond Innes' East Anglia (1986) 14 exemplars
Medusa | The Doomed Oasis (2003) 13 exemplars
Saracen's Tower (1952) 11 exemplars
Cocos Gold (1963) 10 exemplars
The Last Voyage and High Stand (2004) 8 exemplars
Isle of Strangers 3 exemplars
South Sea Bubble 2 exemplars
Sabotage Broadcast 2 exemplars
Air Disaster 2 exemplars
The Doppelganger 2 exemplars
North Star | The Golden Soak (1979) 1 exemplars
The Black Ice. (1982) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Tales of Old Inns (1929) — Editor, algunes edicions24 exemplars
Sea Tales of Terror (1974) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Ghost's Companion (1975) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Escape Stories (1980) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
The Wreck of the Mary Deare [1959 film] — Original novel — 8 exemplars
Roving Commissions 2 (1962) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Hell Below Zero [1954 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Hammond Innes, Ralph
Altres noms
Hammond, Ralph
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Horsham, Sussex, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Kersey, Suffolk, England, UK
Llocs de residència
England, UK
Cranbrook School
historical novelist
children's book author
Hammond Innes, Dorothy (wife)
Financial Times(Financial News)
British Army(Royal Artillery)
Association of Sea Training Organisations
Premis i honors
Commander of the Order of the British Empire ([1978])
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)
Biografia breu
Ralph Hammond Innes was an only child in an English family of Scottish descent. He started writing as a child. He graduated from the Cranbrook School, Kent, in 1931, but instead of following his father into the banking profession, he chose journalism. In 1937, he married Dorothy Mary Lang, an actress and a relative of Sir Walter Scott and Andew Lang. That same year, he published his first novel, The Doppelganger. Wreckers Must Breathe and The Trojan Horse came out in 1940. At the start of World War II, Innes volunteered for the armed forces. He served in the Royal Artillery and rose to the rank of major. In 1941, he published a war novel, Attack Alarm, which was the only story of the Battle of Britain written on a gunside under fire. He continued to write during the war, and his books were serialized in the USA in the Saturday Evening Post. After the war, he became a full-time writer and one of the most popular thriller writers in the English language. Until 1953, he also published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond. Maddon's Rock (1948) dealt with Innes's favorite element, the sea, as did The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956). Many of Innes's travel pieces appeared in the American magazine Holiday. A collection, Harvest of Journeys, came out in 1960. It was followed in 1967 by Sea and Islands. His wife described their trips in her book Occasions (1972), using the pen name Dorothy Hammond Innes. Innes bought a 42-foot ocean racer named Mary Deare with the money he made selling the rights of his novel to MGM, and the couple sailed the coast of Europe from the Baltic to the Bay of Biscay. His historical works included The Conquistadors (1969) and The Last Voyage (1978), a fictionalized account of Captain Cook's voyage. His final novel, Delta Connection (1996), included all the familiar elements of a Hammond Innes book: daring escapes, cliffhanging situations, and overpowering forces of nature. His works were translated into more than 30 languages and several were adapted into films or mini-series for the BBC. Innes served as vice-president of the Association of Sea Training Organisations. He was made a C.B.E. in 1978, and shared a 1993 Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award, given at the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, with Ralph McInerny.



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