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John P. Marquand (1893–1960)

Autor/a de The Late George Apley

73+ obres 2,538 Membres 70 Ressenyes 4 preferits

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Obres de John P. Marquand

The Late George Apley (1937) 652 exemplars
Wickford Point (1939) 206 exemplars
Point of No Return (1900) 145 exemplars
H.M. Pulham, Esquire (1940) 126 exemplars
No Hero (1935) 117 exemplars
Sincerely, Willis Wayde (1900) 112 exemplars
B. F.'s Daughter (1946) 111 exemplars
So Little Time (1943) 99 exemplars
Right You Are, Mr. Moto (1957) 95 exemplars
Women and Thomas Harrow (1958) 94 exemplars
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) 92 exemplars
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1900) 84 exemplars
Last Laugh, Mr. Moto (1942) 67 exemplars
Mr. Moto Is So Sorry (1938) 63 exemplars
Melville Goodwin, USA (1951) 60 exemplars
Mr. Moto's Three Aces (1956) 60 exemplars
Mr Moto: 4 Complete Novels (1983) 53 exemplars
Life at Happy Knoll (1957) 34 exemplars
Repent in Haste (1945) 25 exemplars
Thirty Years (1954) 21 exemplars
Ming Yellow (1935) 20 exemplars
The Unspeakable Gentleman (2003) 17 exemplars
Haven's End (1947) 17 exemplars
Timothy Dexter Revisited (1960) 17 exemplars
Warning Hill (1964) 13 exemplars
It's Loaded Mr. Bauer (1959) 11 exemplars
Polly Fulton (1947) 5 exemplars
Sun, Sea and Sand (1951) 5 exemplars
Ingen vei tilbake 4 exemplars
The Black Cargo (1925) 2 exemplars
Don't ask questions 2 exemplars
Lake George 1 exemplars
Guter Rat, Mr. Moto (1998) 1 exemplars
Gente bien 1 exemplars
The Summing Up 1 exemplars
Ascension Island 1 exemplars
King of the Sea 1 exemplars
Golden Lads 1 exemplars
Good Morning, Major 1 exemplars
Lunch at Honolulu 1 exemplars
The End Game 1 exemplars
Fourth Down 1 exemplars
Pull, Pull Together 1 exemplars
Just Break The News 1 exemplars
Beginning Now-- 1 exemplars
High Tide 1 exemplars
Rainbow 1 exemplars
Poor Pan 1 exemplars
So little time 1 exemplars

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La fira de les vanitats (1848) — Introducció, algunes edicions14,398 exemplars
Reporting World War II Part Two : American Journalism 1944-1946 (1995) — Col·laborador — 379 exemplars
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
More Stories to Remember, Volume I (1958) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Confederate Battle Stories (Civil War Series) (1992) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Best Secret Service Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
More Stories to Remember, Volume III (1958) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
H.M. Pulham, Esq [1941 film] (1941) — Original book — 6 exemplars
George S. Kaufman and His Collaborators: Three Plays (1984) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Reader's Digest Book Club (Anthology of Mystery and Suspense) (1959) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Spy in the Shadows [Anthology 8-in-1] (1965) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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“What is so rare as a day in June? Then if ever come perfect days.”

Fun that this quote is in here, as I am reading this in said month!

It’s my first Mr. Moto book and if his name hadn’t been in the title, I wouldn’t have even noticed his few brief appearances early in the story!

From his reappearance to finding the plane the story bogs down. Way down. Lots and lots of talking. Pretty much from the point that everyone reaches the island, the story just falls flat. I'm not sure if I'll try another book in this series.… (més)
Stahl-Ricco | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2023 |
Young Wilson Hutchings of Salem, Mass. Has been sent to Shanghai to learn the family business of Hitchings Brothers, a financial institution that had been in business for 100 years.

For his first major assignment, Wilson is sent to Honolulu to deal with a branch of the family and the business that has gone off on another direction, and is giving the family and business a bad image.

Going from Shanghai to Honolulu, Wilson finds a difference in lifestyle. Shanghai may have more structure than Honolulu. Honolulu is more alluring and laid back, but both have an undercurrent that can be dangerous and deadly.

Wilson had met Mr. Moto when he visited the Hitching Brothers office in Shanghai. It was suggested Moto was an agent for the Japanese government. When Wilson meets him again in Honolulu, it turns out to be true, and Moto is also interesting in the Hitchings Brothers Honolulu office activities.

Espionage, double dealing, Moto’s changing character and plotting make for a very adventurous read. It is also interesting to note the view of the characters in this story written prior to WWII.

Another in the short series of Mr. Moto adventure/mysteries. This particular edition of the book was printed in 1941, the copyright is 1936. The cover art and overall appearance added to my enjoyment of the reading.
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ChazziFrazz | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 28, 2023 |
This is the first book in the short Mr. Moto series, written in the 1930s.

WWI flying ace and hero, Casey Lee, now a free-lance flyer, finds himself in Japan. He’s been hired by a tobacco company to fly across the Pacific as an advertising stunt. When the flight is cancelled and the company states it will pay his way home by ship. His heavy drinking has taken its toll and this is the latest slam to his deteriorating reputation.

As a result of this current bout, he makes the acquaintance of a Mr. Moto and the beautiful blond White Russian refugee Sonya Karaloff. He immediately falls for Karaloff and is fascinated by Mr. Moto. Moto is an agent of Japan and Karaloff works with Moto…but Casey is unaware of that. . Between these two people, Casey Lee finds himself in a web of intrigue, espionage, danger, romance and a dab of humour.

The Japanese expansionist era is the setting for the story. This was the period before WWII and Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor.

It is interesting to note the difference of Mr. Moto’s character in the book and the movies. Being more familiar with the movies, I noticed this. Yet I still enjoyed the read.
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ChazziFrazz | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2023 |
Though I was aware that Marquand was the author of the Mr. Moto detective stories I read this obviously gentle humor about a fictitious golf club, instead. It was entirely predictable, and not very amusing.
DinadansFriend | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 5, 2022 |



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