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Earl Derr Biggers (1884–1933)

Autor(a) de The House without a Key

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About the Author

Earl Derr Biggers was born in 1884 in Warren, Ohio. He graduated from Harvard University in 1907 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, Biggers went to work at The Boston Traveler, where he wrote a humorous column, and then reviews, until 1911. By that time he had finished his first novel, mostrar mais "Seven Keys To Baldpate," migrated to New York with his first novel and also his first comedy, "If You're Only Human" and began writing plays. Biggers wrote magazine articles, stories, novels and plays, including a war play, "Inside The Lines," which ran 500 nights in London in 1915 and 1916. He published two more novels during the 1910s, Love Insurance in 1914 and The Agony Column in 1916, but his main activity was focused on humor writing, particularly in magazines and short stories. In 1919, Biggers decided to quit playwriting and go to California to write for motion pictures. His reputation spread among the public with his most famous creation, Charlie Chan. He developed the character of Charlie Chan for his novel "The House Without A Key" in 1925. He wrote six Charlie Chan novels, all moderately popular. All were adapted to the cinema, except for "Keeper Of The Keys". The Charlie Chan movies were one of the most successful screen series in history, with over 40 movies based on the character. There were also numerous Chan radio adaptations and comic strips, as well as attempts to bring the character to television. Earl Biggers died in Pasadena, California, in April of 1933 at the age of 48, from a heart attack. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Earl Derr Biggers

The House without a Key (1925) 428 cópias, 26 resenhas
The Chinese Parrot (1926) 287 cópias, 16 resenhas
Behind That Curtain (1928) 213 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Black Camel (1929) 193 cópias, 9 resenhas
Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) 180 cópias, 7 resenhas
Keeper of the Keys (1932) 161 cópias, 8 resenhas
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1913) 143 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Agony Column (1916) 78 cópias, 8 resenhas
Love Insurance (1914) 43 cópias, 3 resenhas
Fifty Candles (1975) 29 cópias, 1 resenha
Celebrated Cases of Charlie Chan (1985) 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Inside the Lines (1915) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
Charlie Chan: The Chinese Cat [1944 film] (1944) — Writer — 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Chinese Parrot 3 cópias
Charlie Chan: The Jade Mask [1945 film] (1945) — Writer — 2 cópias
Charlie Chan : de verdwenen vrouw (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
O LADRÃO DE DIAMANTES 1 exemplar(es)
Strážce klíčů : detektivní román 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Mannen med nøklene 1 exemplar(es)
The Cruel Town 1 exemplar(es)
The Bird in the Cage 1 exemplar(es)
The Complete Charlie Chan (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Charlie Chan Vol. II 1 exemplar(es)
Charlie Chan 1 exemplar(es)
The Ebony Stick (2017) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
La casa sense clau (2023) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha

Associated Works

Charlie Chan Collection: Volume One — Original characters — 22 cópias
A Century of Detective Stories (1935) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
House of the Long Shadows [1983 film] (2015) — Roman — 13 cópias
Greatest Mystery Collection, Volume 2 (69 Books) (2009) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Charlie Chan in London [1934 film] (1934) — Based on characters by — 8 cópias, 1 resenha
Ellery Queen's Aces of Mystery (1975) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Charlie Chan Collection: The Complete Set (2010) — Original characters — 4 cópias
Charlie Chan: Dailies and Sundays 10/30/38-11/19/39 (2001) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1884-08-24
Data de falecimento
1933-04-05
Local de enterro
Cremated
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Warren, Ohio, USA
Local de falecimento
Pasadena, California, USA
Locais de residência
San Marino, California, USA
Educação
Harvard University (1907)
Ocupação
playwright
novelist
Pequena biografia
Biggers is probably best known for his creation of Charlie Chan who was based on a real Chinese-American police detective he met in Honolulu.

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John Quincy Winterslip, membre de lÆalta societat de Boston, viatja a Hawaii per visitar els seus familiars Dan i Amos, que fa anys que van deixar la ciutat a favor de la calma paradisíaca. Ara bé, a lÆilla lÆespera una sorpresa: Dan ha estat assassinat. Mentre investiga per descobrir la veritat, es deixa seduir per lÆestil de vida de Honolulu, radicalment diferent de lÆestrès bostonià. Per resoldre el misteri comptarà amb lÆajuda de la seva tia Minerva i de lÆenigmàtic detectiu Charlie Chan, un home dÆenginy i perspicàcia inigualables.
La casa sense clau és el primer llibre de les aventures de Charlie Chan, el detectiu protagonista de diverses adaptacions cinematogràfiques i televisives durant la primera meitat del segle XX. En una època en què la literatura estatunidenca era plena de personatges asiàtics associats a estereotips negatius, Earl Derr Biggers va arriscar i guanyar amb la creació de Chan, un home noble, valent i heroic que no renega dels seus orígens. LÆambientació del misteri a un indret ex.tic per al lector com Hawaii va ser un precedent per a sèries dÆèxit com Hawaii 5.0 o Magnum P.I.&nbs
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bibramonllull | Mar 21, 2024 |
An entertaining collection of the Charlie Chan stories and other stories by the same author.
 
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M_Clark | 1 outra resenha | Feb 7, 2024 |
Detektivní román, v němž detektiv Charlie Chan, znalec lidských povah a vášní vyřeší případ vraždy slavné zpěvačky. Čtyři bývalí manželé slavné zpěvačky se sejdou na sídle jednoho z nich, ke schůzce je pozván i známý detektiv. Hostitel, Dudley Ward, první z exmanželů má pro všechny otázku, nevědí-li něco o osudu jeho dítěte, které se narodilo po rozvodu. Na schůzku se dostaví i jejich bývalá manželka se svým nynějším milencem. Vzápětí je však zavražděna. Každý z těchto mužů měl pádný důvod k jejímu zavraždění. Na honolulském detektivovi čínského původu je, aby případ vyřešil.… (mais)
 
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PDSS | Jan 25, 2024 |
Když je ve svém domě nedaleko mořského pobřeží zavražděn jeden z nejbohatších mužů ostrova, vedou stopy k řadě podezřelých, ...
 
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PDSS | outras 25 resenhas | Jan 17, 2024 |

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Obras
52
Also by
9
Membros
2,084
Popularidade
#12,328
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
109
ISBNs
316
Idiomas
14
Favorito
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