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Helen MacInnes (1907–1985)

Autor/a de Assignment in Brittany

40+ obres 7,183 Membres 118 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Helen MacInnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 7, 1907. In 1928, she received a degree in French and German from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She later studied at University College in London and worked as a librarian. She got married in 1932, moved to New York in 1937, and mostra'n més became an American citizen in 1952. In 1939, she began writing suspense novels and won the Columbia Prize for Literature in 1966. Many of her novels were adapted into movies including Above Suspicion, Assignment in Brittany, The Venetian Affair, and The Salzburg Connection. She died from the effects of a stroke on September 30, 1985 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Helen MacInnes

Assignment in Brittany (1942) 514 exemplars
The Salzburg Connection (1968) 504 exemplars
Above Suspicion (1941) 472 exemplars
The Snare of the Hunter (1974) 415 exemplars
Agent in Place (1976) 396 exemplars
The Venetian Affair (1963) 374 exemplars
Prelude to Terror (1978) 364 exemplars
Message From Málaga (1971) 363 exemplars
Ride a Pale Horse (1984) 357 exemplars
The Hidden Target (1980) 351 exemplars
Cloak of Darkness (1982) 344 exemplars
North From Rome (1958) 335 exemplars
The Double Image (1965) 334 exemplars
While Still We Live (1944) 312 exemplars
Decision at Delphi (1960) 307 exemplars

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Altres noms
Highet, Helen
Data de naixement
1907-10-07
Data de defunció
1985-09-30
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK (birth)
USA (naturalized 1952)
Lloc de naixement
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Causa de la mort
complications of a stroke
Llocs de residència
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
New York, New York, USA
East Hampton, New York, USA
Educació
University of Glasgow (MA|1928 | French and German)
University College, London (Dipl. 1931)
Professions
librarian
spy novelist
translator
Relacions
Highet, Gilbert (husband)
Premis i honors
Columbia Prize for Literature (1966)
Biografia breu
Helen MacInnes was a Scottish-born author of espionage novels. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in French and German. Working as a librarian in 1932, she met and married classics professor Gilbert Highet, and they moved to New York in 1937.  She became a naturalized USA citizen in 1951. Although best known for her Cold War settings, MacInnes actually started writing spy novels during World War II. Her novels often feature some type of romance and a central character who is an innocent bystander – such as a reporter, writer, artist or architect – until they get drawn into dangerous spy games and must use their wits to survive. Several of her books were adapted as films.

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Obres
40
També de
10
Membres
7,183
Popularitat
#3,414
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
118
ISBN
432
Llengües
10
Preferit
11

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