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Winston Graham (1908–2003)

Autor(a) de Ross Poldark

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Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) As a novelist, Winston Graham was not above having an air of mystery about his age. The inscription on this stone [???], like many of his obituaries, states he was born in 1910 but he was actually born in 1908.

Image credit: Photo use approved by John Hunt, who maintains Winston Graham's official website, on behalf of the Graham family. Email forwarded to Abby.


Obras de Winston Graham

Ross Poldark (1945) 1,679 cópias, 68 resenhas
Demelza (1946) 1,048 cópias, 31 resenhas
Jeremy Poldark (1950) 874 cópias, 20 resenhas
Warleggan (1953) 736 cópias, 23 resenhas
The Black Moon (1973) 659 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Four Swans (1976) 615 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Angry Tide (1977) 560 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Stranger from the Sea (1981) 480 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Miller's Dance (1982) 453 cópias, 9 resenhas
The Loving Cup (1984) 421 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Twisted Sword (1990) 414 cópias, 7 resenhas
Bella Poldark (2002) 383 cópias, 13 resenhas
Marnie (1961) 238 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Grove of Eagles (1963) 101 cópias, 1 resenha
The Spanish Armadas (1972) 90 cópias, 1 resenha
The Walking Stick (1967) 73 cópias, 1 resenha
Poldark's Cornwall (1983) 67 cópias, 1 resenha
Take My Life (1968) 65 cópias, 1 resenha
Cordelia (1949) 55 cópias, 1 resenha
The Green Flash (1986) 48 cópias, 1 resenha
Angell, Pearl and Little God (1970) 46 cópias, 2 resenhas
Greek Fire (1955) 42 cópias, 1 resenha
Fortune Is a Woman (1953) 41 cópias, 1 resenha
Poldark 12 Book Collection (1832) 31 cópias
The Forgotten Story (1946) 30 cópias, 1 resenha
The Tumbled House (1959) 30 cópias
Night Without Stars (1950) 29 cópias
The Sleeping Partner (1956) 29 cópias
Tremor (1995) 28 cópias, 1 resenha
Stephanie (1992) 24 cópias
Night Journey (1966) 24 cópias
The Little Walls (1955) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Woman in the Mirror (1975) 20 cópias
After the Act (1965) 20 cópias
The Merciless Ladies (1944) 18 cópias
The Poldark Omnibus (1969) 17 cópias, 1 resenha
Memoirs of a Private Man (2003) 16 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ugly Sister (1998) 16 cópias, 1 resenha
Cameo (1988) 12 cópias
Ross Poldark | Demelza (1984) 12 cópias
Poldark 6 Book Collection (1978) 11 cópias
The Japanese Girl (1971) 9 cópias
Jeremy Poldark | Warleggan (1979) 8 cópias
The wreck of the Grey Cat (1958) 3 cópias
The Dangerous Pawn (1937) 3 cópias
Into the Fog (1935) 3 cópias
Without Motive (1936) 3 cópias
The Riddle of John Rowe (1935) 3 cópias
Strangers Meeting (1939) 3 cópias
Keys of Chance (1939) 3 cópias
No exit (1940) 2 cópias
Il delitto secondo Hitchcock — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
O BENEFÍCIO DA DÚVIDA 1 exemplar(es)
Peggy 1 exemplar(es)
Bridge to Vengeance (1955) 1 exemplar(es)
At the Chalet Lartrec 1 exemplar(es)
My Turn Next (1943) 1 exemplar(es)
El precio de amar 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Great Cases of Scotland Yard (1978) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias, 4 resenhas
Marnie [1964 film] (1964) — Original book — 127 cópias, 2 resenhas
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Poldark: The Complete First Season [2015 TV series] (2015) — Original book — 61 cópias, 1 resenha
Poldark: The Complete Second Season [2015 TV series] (2014) — Original book — 46 cópias
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias, 1 resenha
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1956 v04 (1956) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias, 1 resenha
Cornish Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Poldark: The Complete 1975 TV Series (1975) — Original book — 17 cópias
Schoonerman (1981) — Prefácio, algumas edições13 cópias
The Spirit of England (1989) — Prefácio — 13 cópias
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The West Country Book (1981) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Winter's Crimes 19 (1987) 5 cópias
Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (New Shell Guides) (1987) — Introdução — 3 cópias
Winter's Crimes 6 (1974) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Stories of Haunted Inns (1983) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Stories of Horror and Suspense: An Anthology (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Personal Choice (1977) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Stories of the Macabre (1976) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Night Without Stars [1951 film] — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Graham, Winston
Nome de batismo
Graham, Winston Mawdsley
Outros nomes
Grime, Winston (birth)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Local de nascimento
66 Langdale Road, Victoria Park, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Buxted, East Sussex, England, UK
Locais de residência
Victoria Park, Manchester, England
Perranporth, Cornwall, England, UK
East Sussex, England, UK
Graham, Andrew (son)
Society of Authors (1945)
Officer, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1983)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1968)
Aviso de desambiguação
As a novelist, Winston Graham was not above having an air of mystery about his age. The inscription on this stone [???], like many of his obituaries, states he was born in 1910 but he was actually born in 1908.



Poldark Group Read (December): Bella Poldark em 2017 Category Challenge (Dezembro 2017)
Poldark Group Read (November): The Twisted Sword em 2017 Category Challenge (Dezembro 2017)
Poldark Group Read: The Loving Cup (October) em 2017 Category Challenge (Novembro 2017)
Poldark Group Read: The Miller's Dance (September) em 2017 Category Challenge (Outubro 2017)
Poldark Group Read: The Stranger from the Sea (August) em 2017 Category Challenge (Agosto 2017)
Poldark Group Read: The Black Moon (May) em 2017 Category Challenge (Junho 2017)
Poldark Group Read: April (Warleggan) em 2017 Category Challenge (Maio 2017)
Poldark Group Read (March): Jeremy Poldark em 2017 Category Challenge (Abril 2017)
Poldark Group Read (February): Demelza em 2017 Category Challenge (Março 2017)
Group Read Poldark Series: January Installment - Ross Poldark em 2017 Category Challenge (Fevereiro 2017)


I am glad to have completed the Poldark series but the last book wasn't quite on par with the earlier novels.
Ann_R | outras 12 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
This is the eleventh book in the Poldark series and is my least favorite novel by Graham far. Much of it takes place in France and coincides with the return of Napoleon Bonaparte and the battle of Waterloo. I didn't feel really feel connected to the story or the characters until the latter quarter of the book. Part of the issue likely is the fact I do not find the storylines involving the younger generation to be as compelling as the prior books focusing more on Ross and Demelza. There is one more book in the series though and I still plan to read it.… (mais)
Ann_R | outras 6 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
If you've read this book, then you know Ross does something in it that I think is highly out of character for him, but to keep this a spoiler free review I shant say what it was. However, as a whole, it was a good edition to the series and kept me guessing in some places. Well written. 4 out of 5 stars. I would recommend it.
Beammey | outras 22 resenhas | Dec 21, 2023 |
Why would you start a literary prize for genre fiction? Publicity, obviously. But why would you want publicity? Because you're confident that your genre has reached a point of maturity from which proselytising might reap converts? Or because you're quietly anxious that the genre is ailing, and the congregation might dwindle without reinvigoration?

As the very first winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, "The Little Walls" supports the latter speculation. It's an anxious novel. The most enduring work of Its author, Winston Graham, is the series of Poldark novels, inspiration for multiple Sunday-night-sexytimes TV adaptations. But he turned his hand to various forms and genres, and he certainly had a keen sense of the competition in the crime genre; through his characters, he ventriloquises jabs at private dicks "who risk their lives and their virtue for ten dollars a day and expenses" and "literary Catholics" (apparently the only case in which religion is still fashionable).

Considering the award it won, the book hasn't much crime in it, nor much mystery. It's a manhunt and a womanhunt combined, and both are essentially solved two thirds of the way through the book. So what's left? For the hunted man and the hunting man to fight over the hunted woman, as a direct reckoning over past sins and as a proxy for a clash of values.

Ah yes, the clash of values. The book's action is accommodated to a battle-of-ideas framework in which a dogged Christian morality incorporating a firm belief in right and wrong is set against an anarchist live-as-you-will tendency very loosely inspired by a mix of Freud and Nietzsche. This framework is somewhat laboriously constructed from elements of set-piece dialogues, reconstructed diary entries, and the protagonist's private musings. No prizes for guessing which side wins. It wins by winning the woman, who (perhaps unsurprisingly, but not pleasingly all the same) seems to lack much by way of agency, and a fair bit by way of character---though she definitely has a physical appearance. Another period trope to tick off the bingo card is a disabled person whose disability is quite explicitly presented as an outward marker of inner corruption.

All the same, there's enough here to see why it might have won an award; it's not badly written, the bloviating about the nature of morality gives it an air of superiority over the mere genre stuff, there is some interest in the plot and some nice observations of particularities of feeling, thought, and action. Several minor characters seem superfluous, but do allow the author to efficiently invoke an atmosphere and a milieu.

This last seems faintly incredible from 70 years distance. The book is set in a post-war Europe in which it is very possible for a member of the monied, educated upper middle class to arrange personal meetings with senior police officers in multiple countries, to turn up in Capri confident of ingratiation into a society circle, to all in all act as though the world is very much at their command. I've been thinking about this a lot, and I suppose it's not unbelievable. The population was much smaller, and the percentage of the population occupying this particular social stratum was smaller. Perhaps a person within that stratum did indeed get to have the doors opened for them by other members of it.

To be more generous about the ideas, the book's atmosphere also imbues a sense that this is a Europe shaken by the war and the Holocaust, sitting loosely now on its moral foundations, where a kind of ethical anarchism might really be an appropriate intellectual stance, not just a convenient excuse for knavery. In a Europe like that, one might feel the need to have one's protagonist shore up the foundations, and to do it with something besides brute force. All the same, it's hard not to conflate the book's anxiety about the moral state of Europe with the CWA's anxiety about the state of the crime novel—as if it's time for the genre to reflect on its own moral state, and to do so through introspective reflection. I'm all for introspective reflection, but one can have too much of a good thing.
… (mais)
hypostasise | Dec 16, 2023 |



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