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Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958)

Autor/a de The Circular Staircase

126+ obres 7,315 Membres 178 Ressenyes 17 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Mary Roberts Rinehart was born in the City of Allegheny, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1876. While attending Allegheny High School, she received $1 each for three short stories from a Pittsburgh newspaper. After receiving inspiration from a town doctor who happened to be a woman, she developed a mostra'n més curiosity for medicine. She went on to study nursing at the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses at Homeopathic Hospital. After graduating in 1896, she began her writing career. The first of her many mystery stories, The Circular Staircase (1908), established her as a leading writer of the genre; Rinehart and Avery Hopwood successfully dramatized the novel as The Bat (1920). Her other mystery novels include The Man in Lower Ten (1909), The Case of Jennie Brice (1914), The Red Lamp (1925), The Door (1930), The Yellow Room (1945), and The Swimming Pool (1952). Stories about Tish, a self-reliant spinster, first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and were collected into The Best of Tish (1955). She wrote more than 50 books, eight plays, hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Three of her plays were running on Broadway at one time. During World War I, she was the first woman war correspondent at the Belgian front. She died September 22, 1958 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Sèrie

Obres de Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Circular Staircase (1908) 966 exemplars, 40 ressenyes
The Man in Lower Ten (1906) 386 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
The Yellow Room (1945) 316 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Bat (1926) 303 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Window at the White Cat (1910) 269 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Case of Jennie Brice (1912) 262 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Miss Pinkerton (1932) 241 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Wall (1938) 234 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Door (1930) 224 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The After House (1913) 216 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Red Lamp (1925) 212 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Album (1933) 207 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Swimming Pool (1952) 202 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Great Mistake (1940) 190 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Haunted Lady (1942) 189 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Breaking Point (1921) 155 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Episode of the Wandering Knife (1950) 153 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Amazing Interlude (1918) 122 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Frightened Wife and Other Murder Stories (1953) 116 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Dangerous Days (1919) 108 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Street of Seven Stars (1914) 103 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The State vs. Elinor Norton (1934) 98 exemplars
Alibi for Isabel and Other Stories (1944) 94 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Tish: The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions (1916) 94 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
K. (1915) 94 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Miss Pinkerton: Adventures of a Nurse Detective (1914) 88 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Confession / Sight Unseen (1921) 86 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bab: A Sub-Deb (1916) 84 exemplars, 1 ressenya
When a Man Marries (1909) 81 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Lost Ecstasy (1927) 81 exemplars
The Confession (1917) 59 exemplars
A Poor Wise Man (1920) 58 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Where There's a Will (1912) 58 exemplars
A Light in the Window (1948) 56 exemplars
Sight Unseen (1916) 54 exemplars
Long Live the King! (1912) 50 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
More Tish (1921) 41 exemplars
The Doctor (1936) 39 exemplars
This Strange Adventure (1929) 36 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Through Glacier Park (1916) 34 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Love Stories (1919) 34 exemplars
Married People (1937) 29 exemplars
Tish Plays the Game (1926) 29 exemplars
Tenting To-night (1917) 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry (1911) 26 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Two Flights Up (1928) 25 exemplars
The Truce of God (1920) — Autor — 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
My Story (1931) 21 exemplars
Tish Marches On (1937) 20 exemplars
Affinities and Other Stories (1920) 17 exemplars
Locked Doors (1914) 17 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Out Trail (1923) 11 exemplars
The Book of Tish (1926) 9 exemplars
Temperamental People (1924) 8 exemplars
The Buckled Bag (1914) 8 exemplars
Nomad's Land (1926) 7 exemplars
Affinities (1920) 6 exemplars
The Romantics (1929) 5 exemplars
The Altar of Freedom (1916) 4 exemplars
The Greatest Murder Mysteries (2018) 3 exemplars
La escalera de caracol (2011) 2 exemplars
The Scandal (1950) 2 exemplars
Alibi for Isabel {short story} (1944) 2 exemplars
Murder and the South Wind (1945) 2 exemplars
The Burned Chair (1953) 2 exemplars
Mind Over Motor (1941) 2 exemplars
Writing Is Work (1939) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Things I Can't Explain (1950) 1 exemplars
Amazing Interlude (1918) 1 exemplars
The After House [annotated] (2022) 1 exemplars
The Broken Quarantine (1906) 1 exemplars
Tish and More Tish (2013) 1 exemplars
The Lipstick (1942) 1 exemplars
The Butler's Christmas Eve (1944) 1 exemplars
The Cave on Thundercloud (1912) 1 exemplars
The Curve of the Catenary (1944) 1 exemplars
Salvage (1919) 1 exemplars
Lightning Never Strikes Twice (1924) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 299 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Col·laborador — 268 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars, 1 ressenya
101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories 1841-1941 (1941) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great True Stories of Crime, Mystery, and Detection (1965) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars, 1 ressenya
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
The Web She Weaves: An Anthology of Mystery and Suspense Stories by Women (1983) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Bat [1959 film] (1959) — Original novel — 51 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Kill or Cure (1985) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Famous Plays of Crime and Detection, from Sherlock Holmes to Angel Street (1946) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mehr Morde (1961) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Toward the Golden Age: The Stories That Turned Crime to Gold (2016) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet. (1999) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Bat Whispers [1930 film] (1930) — Original play — 4 exemplars
Aces: A Collection of Short Stories (1924) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Suspense, June 1960 [Vol. 3, No. 6] (1960) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Delitti in camice bianco (2001) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Second Mystery Book (1940) 1 exemplars
Detectiveverhalen 2 (1964) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Trumps: A Collection of Short Stories — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten (1969) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Mystery Book (1939) 1 exemplars
Die schönsten Tiergeschichten — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Le signorine omicidi (1998) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Roberts, Mary Ella (born)
Altres noms
Roberts, Mary R.
Data de naixement
1876-08-12
Data de defunció
1958-09-22
Lloc d'enterrament
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Washington, D.C., USA
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educació
Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses (1896)
Professions
playwright
mystery novelist
war correspondent
travel writer
short story writer
Relacions
Rinehart, Stanley Marshall, Jr. (son)
Rinehart, Alan Gillespie (son)
Rinehart, Frederick Roberts (son)
Premis i honors
Honorary Doctorate (Literature | George Washington University | 1923)
Mystery Writers of America Special Award (1954)
Biografia breu
Mary Roberts Rinehart was a best-selling mystery writer of the "Golden Age" who was as well-known (if not better known) than Agatha Christie, to whom she's often compared. Critics praised the careful plotting of her novels. She's credited with originating the "had-I-but-known" literary school of mystery writing. Typically, the narrator digresses over the things she might have done to prevent the novel’s numerous murders, had she only been able to see the dire consequences of her inaction or failure to report information to the police. Dorothy B. Hughes, crime critic and novelist, says Rinehart "has been and continues to be the most important American woman mystery writer." She was born Mary Ella Roberts in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which has been a part of the city of Pittsburgh since 1907. She attended public schools and graduated at the age of 16, then enrolling at the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses at Homeopathic Hospital, where she graduated in 1896. She married Stanley Marshall Rinehart, a physician with whom she had four children. During the stock market crash of 1903, Rinehart and her husband lost their savings, and this spurred her efforts at writing to earn income. In 1907, she wrote The Circular Staircase, the novel that launched her to national fame. She wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Many of her books and plays were adapted for movies. Her regular contributions to the Saturday Evening Post were immensely popular and helped the magazine mold American middle-class taste and manners. She often pursued adventure, including taking a job as the first woman war correspondent at the Belgian front during World War I. While many of her books were best-sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries. She also coined the famous phrase, "The butler did it." (retrieved from Amazon 1/30/2011).

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Estadístiques

Obres
126
També de
39
Membres
7,315
Popularitat
#3,342
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
178
ISBN
1,316
Llengües
13
Preferit
17

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