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Susan Hill (1) (1942–)

Autor(a) de The Woman in Black

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About the Author

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She received a degree in English from King's College in London in 1963. Her first book, The Enclosure, was published during her first year at university. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a mostrar mais monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. Her works include Gentleman and Ladies, A Change for the Better, The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, and the Simon Serrailler Crime Novel series. She has won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle, the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True? (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Susan Hill

The Woman in Black (1983) 3,635 cópias, 235 resenhas
The Various Haunts of Men (2004) 1,361 cópias, 85 resenhas
Howards End is on the Landing (2009) 1,141 cópias, 79 resenhas
Mrs. de Winter (1993) 875 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Pure in Heart (2005) 730 cópias, 36 resenhas
The Man in the Picture (2007) 653 cópias, 46 resenhas
The Risk of Darkness (2006) 653 cópias, 46 resenhas
The Small Hand (2010) 585 cópias, 50 resenhas
The Vows of Silence (2008) 542 cópias, 27 resenhas
I'm the King of the Castle (1970) 519 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Mist in the Mirror (1992) 503 cópias, 30 resenhas
The Shadows in the Street (2010) 472 cópias, 23 resenhas
The Betrayal of Trust (2012) 446 cópias, 24 resenhas
A Question of Identity (2012) 375 cópias, 18 resenhas
Strange Meeting (1971) 354 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Soul of Discretion (2015) 302 cópias, 18 resenhas
Dolly (2012) 222 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Comforts of Home (2018) 212 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Beacon (2008) 189 cópias, 14 resenhas
In the Springtime of the Year (1973) 174 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Benefit of Hindsight (2019) 159 cópias, 10 resenhas
Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading (2017) 159 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Bird of Night (1972) 140 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Magic Apple Tree: A Country Year (1982) 136 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Editor/Contributor — 136 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Travelling Bag: And Other Ghostly Stories (2016) 136 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Small Hand & Dolly (2010) 134 cópias, 12 resenhas
Air and Angels (1991) 124 cópias, 2 resenhas
Printer's Devil Court (2014) 122 cópias, 9 resenhas
A Change of Circumstance (2021) 113 cópias, 10 resenhas
A Kind Man (2011) 104 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Editor — 100 cópias
A Bit of Singing and Dancing (1973) 85 cópias, 1 resenha
Go Away, Bad Dreams (1985) 81 cópias
The Service of Clouds (1600) 79 cópias, 1 resenha
The Albatross (1971) 70 cópias
Through the Kitchen Window (1980) 65 cópias, 1 resenha
The Battle for Gullywith (2008) 65 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read (2003) 62 cópias, 3 resenhas
A Breach of Security (2014) 62 cópias, 1 resenha
Lanterns Across the Snow (1987) 59 cópias
Black Sheep (2013) 45 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Glass Angels (1991) 45 cópias
A Change for the Better (1969) 45 cópias
Gentleman and Ladies (1968) 43 cópias
Can It Be True? (1988) 41 cópias, 2 resenhas
Beware Beware (1993) 33 cópias, 2 resenhas
From the Heart (2017) 32 cópias, 1 resenha
Through the Garden Gate (1986) 31 cópias, 1 resenha
King of Kings (1993) 31 cópias
The Spirit of the Cotswolds (1988) 30 cópias
Hunger (2013) 27 cópias, 2 resenhas
Hero (2016) 27 cópias
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Editor — 27 cópias, 1 resenha
Backyard Bedtime (2001) 22 cópias
Family (1990) 21 cópias
The Christmas Collection (1994) 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Shakespeare Country (1987) 20 cópias
Woman in Black (Macmillan Readers) (2005) 19 cópias, 3 resenhas
Ghost Stories (1983) 16 cópias
Crystal (2012) 16 cópias
The Best of Books and Company (2010) — Editor — 13 cópias
Friends Next Door (Racers) (1992) 13 cópias
Revenge (Simon Serrailler) (2019) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
One Night at a Time (1984) 8 cópias
Reflections from a Garden (1995) 8 cópias
Mother's Magic (1986) 6 cópias
Old Haunts (2018) 5 cópias
Tres historias de fantasmas (1900) 5 cópias
Irish Twins (2014) 5 cópias
The Lighting of the Lamps (1987) 4 cópias
Septimus Honeydew (1990) 3 cópias
The Sound of Footsteps (2023) 3 cópias
People: Essays & Poems (1983) 3 cópias
Phantomschmerzen 2 cópias
Kobieta w czerni. Raczka (2021) 2 cópias
The enclosure 2 cópias
Reader, I Married Him (2016) 2 cópias
New Stories 5: An Arts Council Anthology (1980) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
The custodian 1 exemplar(es)
Pirate Poll (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
On the Face Of It 1 exemplar(es)
Books and Company Issue 4 — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
THE STAR DREAMER 2019 (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Do me a favour 1 exemplar(es)
Books and Company Issue 3 — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Books and Company Issue 1 — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Library Book (2012) — Contribuinte — 400 cópias, 17 resenhas
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (2016) — Contribuinte — 304 cópias, 22 resenhas
The Far Cry (1949) — Posfácio, algumas edições177 cópias, 9 resenhas
Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts (2001) — Editor — 157 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Woman in Black [2012 film] (2013) — Original book — 130 cópias, 1 resenha
Is Anyone There? (1978) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Tale of an Empty House and Other Ghost Stories (1986) — Introdução — 22 cópias
The Woman in Black 2 : Angel of Death [2014 film] (2014) — Writer — 20 cópias
The Woman in Black [1989 TV movie] (1993) — Original book — 15 cópias, 1 resenha


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Conhecimento Comum



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE JANUARY - HILL AND UNSWORTH em 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (Fevereiro 2016)


This short, short novel is typical Susan Hill. It starts with an atmospheric, classic ghost story and then ends up slamming you in the gut.
bluenancyhawaii907 | outras 49 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |
The Woman in Black is a ghost story which tells the tale of Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer from London who is sent to the countryside to go through the papers in the house of the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. The story is told by an older Arthur, who believes by recounting his tale of horror, that he will be freed from its burden.

I had a lot of problems with this book. First of all, the story really drags on. It probably did not need to go for the 160-odd pages of which it consists – especially since I know you can tell very terrifying stories in half, or less than half that many pages, (see H.P. Lovecraft). But The Woman in Black does drag on. You're constantly being built up to something scary that's about to happen... and when the "scary" thing happens, you're left wondering, "Wait, am I supposed to be scared right now?" Truly, the parts that were supposed to be scary didn't even get a rise out of me. Ooooh something bumped.... Should I have chills right now...? The other aspect that I didn't like was that you're constantly being reminded that Arthur is a logical, scientific London gentlemen who isn't given to country superstitions and the idea of ghosts. This reminder happens every few pages. We get it. Sadly, The Woman in Black ends up being just another run-of-the-mill ghost story. Not a lot of originality is in play.

What I did appreciate about Ms. Hill's writing, is that she at least has a fantastic descriptive style. She really knows how to set the mood. You can definitely feel and smell the sea fog rolling it. You can imagine yourself in the muddy, dank marshes on an early winter day. It's these instances of her writing that make the novel mildly enjoyable. It's honestly a shame that you don't get the effects of the horror that the novel promises.
Overall, I will probably give Susan Hill's other stories a try, but if I want to be scared... I think I'll stick to Lovecraft, August Derleth, or Stephen King.
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escapinginpaper | outras 234 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Love this book - do I dare stop buying and checking out books and read my own? That is what she did! Her British literary sensibilites are also very appealing to me. And of course, I found another dozen or more titles to seek out.
featherbooks | outras 78 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Classic ghost stories, so classic that they trespass into clichéed territory. There are uneasiness and creepiness at moments, but the overall narrative does not keep together. Plus, characters' reactions in front of the supernatural are not convincing at all. It's a pity, because there are glimpses of good psychological insight hinting at a narrator with some potential. Being this valid for all four stories, I am not sure whether I should give this writer a second chance.
Anecdotal: the evil grandmother seems pretty much molded on my own maternal grandmother. Even as an atheist with much respect for the gray areas in ethical matters, "evil" has always been the only word seemingly fit to describe her. Luckily enough, she was also too self-centred to even think of doing what the satanic granny does in the end of the short story...… (mais)
Elanna76 | outras 12 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |


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