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Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012)

Autor(a) de The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

53+ Works 17,260 Membros 426 Reviews 41 Favorited

About the Author

Dorothy Gilman was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on June 25, 1923. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Under her married name, Dorothy Gilman Butters, she began publishing children's books in the late 1940s including Enchanted Caravan and The Bells of Freedom. In 1966, she mostrar mais published The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, which became the first novel in the Mrs. Pollifax Mystery series. The series concluded in 2000 with Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled. The series was the basis of two movies: the 1971 feature film Mrs. Pollifax - Spy starring Rosalind Russell and the 1999 television movie The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax starring Angela Lansbury. Her other works include The Clairvoyant Countess, Incident at Badamya and Kaleidoscope. A Nun in the Closet won a Catholic Book Award. She died due to complications of Alzheimer's disease on February 2, 2012 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Dorothy Gilman

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1966) 1,729 cópias
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (1970) 1,126 cópias
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (1971) 983 cópias
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax (1973) 912 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (1977) 899 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist (1997) — Autor — 821 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued (1994) 814 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief (1993) — Autor — 768 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (1996) — Autor — 748 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled (2000) — Autor — 715 cópias
A Nun in the Closet (1975) — Autor — 557 cópias
The Clairvoyant Countess (1975) — Autor — 499 cópias
The Tightrope Walker (1979) — Autor — 473 cópias
Caravan (1992) — Autor — 439 cópias
Kaleidoscope (2002) 438 cópias
Thale's Folly (1999) 385 cópias
Incident at Badamya (1988) 384 cópias
Uncertain Voyage (1967) 317 cópias
Bells of Freedom (1961) 128 cópias
A New Kind of Country (1978) 107 cópias
Girl in Buckskin (1956) 62 cópias
The Calico Year (1953) 26 cópias
Four-Party Line (1954) 16 cópias
Ten Leagues to Boston Town (1962) 16 cópias
Witch's Silver (1959) 16 cópias
Heartbreak Street (1958) 13 cópias
Heart's Design (1961) 10 cópias
Carnival Gypsy (1950) 8 cópias
Papa Dolphin's Table (1955) 4 cópias
Masquerade 3 cópias
Ragamuffin Alley (1951) 2 cópias
Surprising Antonia 1 exemplar(es)
The bells of freedom 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1983 v03 (1983) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1970 v04 (1970) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books: The Seventh Secret • Arnie • A House Full of Company (1986) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1972 v01 (1972) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1991 v01 (1991) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1977 v01 (1977) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1988 v01 (1988) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte; Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Mrs. Pollifax - Spy [1971 film] (2019) — Original book — 10 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions (1983) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Bad Trip | The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax | Dead Aim (1971) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax [1999 TV movie] — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Gilman Butters, Dorothy
Outros nomes
Butters, Dorothy Gilman
Data de nascimento
1923-06-25
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Verenigde Staten
Data de falecimento
2012-02-02
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Local de falecimento
Rye Brook, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Portland, Maine, USA
Educação
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1940-1945)
University of Pennsylvania (1963-64)
Art Students League of New York
Ocupação
art teacher
creative writing teacher
spy novelist
children's book author
novelist
Organizações
Authors Guild
Premiações
MWA Grand Master (2010|Mystery Writers of America)
Pequena biografia
Dorothy Edith Gilman was born in New Brunswick, NJ, the daughter of James Bruce, a minister, and Essa (Starkweather) Gilman, and said she decided on a writing career as a child. She attended university as well as fine art schools and became an art teacher and an instructor in creative writing. In 1945, she married Edgar Butters, Jr., a teacher; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1965. Under her married name, Dorothy Gilman Butters, she began publishing children’s books in the late 1940s.

The New York Times said in her obituary: "[Her] best-known heroine, Mrs. Pollifax, is very likely the only spy in literature to belong simultaneously to the Central Intelligence Agency and the local garden club."

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1966) was the first novel in what would become a highly popular 14-book series about Mrs. Emily Pollifax, a bored 60-something retired grandmother in search of a bit of adventure in an otherwise mundane life.

Membros

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Emily Pollifax does it again -- oh no, no spoilers! I don't mean whether her assignment was a triumph or not (use your imagination). I mean that I was once again riveted on every page.

I so appreciate these gutsy tour guides to parts exotic and unknown, the tidbits of history, the depth of how she makes me feel like I am really there. And what fun it is to follow along on Google Maps! I especially appreciate Google's contributors' photographs of the regions that are included.

I also savor the craft that Ms. Gilman displays in her character development and plotting. Great stuff! Not earth-shaking; not literary brilliance. But solid, HIGHLY entertaining adventure, and one of my favorite characters in fiction these days.

Thank you Ms. Gilman, for a much-needed, intelligent escape.
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BethOwl | outras 21 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Another improbable yet exciting and very fun adventure with the unsinkable Emily Pollifax. This was super fun because I traced her travels across Türkiye with Google Maps, including some sightseeing with the photos included.

Loved the little twist at the end, although the ending did seem a little rushed. Did Gilman have a deadline pending? Oh, well, it was loads of fun. Beware: These are obviously addictive!
 
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BethOwl | outras 40 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Oh what a delight! Where have you been all my life, Dorothy Gilman & Mrs. Pollifax? Oh, I know the answer to that... I would never have imagined reading a "spy novel." Just not a genre that interests me.

But I am so glad I stumbled across this! Because I love reading about older women breaking out of the mold (especially difficult in the 1960s), and having an adventure or two. Enterprising, somewhat prim, yet steel nerves when it comes to it. She is wonderful, the writing is droll and the plot is mesmerizing. Could not put it down after the first half.

Such fun! Bring on the next one!
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BethOwl | outras 73 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
Another romp, this time through Zambia ... really liked the pacing of this one, with more showcasing of the exotic scene and the feeling of Africa, with all the action sort of piling up at the end.

Plus: is there romance in the air for Emily?? :)
 
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BethOwl | outras 22 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obras
53
Also by
80
Membros
17,260
Popularidade
#1,286
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
426
ISBNs
474
Idiomas
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