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Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011)

Autor(a) de Howl's Moving Castle

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About the Author

Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in mostrar mais 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle (1986) 12,019 cópias
Castle in the Air (1990) 4,200 cópias
House of Many Ways (2008) 3,062 cópias
Charmed Life (1977) 2,685 cópias
Dark Lord of Derkholm (1998) 2,418 cópias
Fire and Hemlock (1985) 2,118 cópias
Witch Week (1982) 1,855 cópias
The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) 1,852 cópias
The Merlin Conspiracy (2003) 1,710 cópias
Conrad's Fate (2005) 1,709 cópias
Deep Secret (1997) 1,672 cópias
Year of the Griffin (2000) 1,611 cópias
The Magicians of Caprona (1980) 1,581 cópias
Dogsbody (1975) 1,457 cópias
The Pinhoe Egg (2006) 1,453 cópias
A Tale of Time City (1987) 1,332 cópias
Hexwood (1993) 1,241 cópias
Cart and Cwidder (1975) 1,172 cópias
Archer's Goon (1984) 1,154 cópias
Mixed Magics (1982) 1,134 cópias
The Homeward Bounders (1981) 1,038 cópias
Power of Three (1976) 980 cópias
The Spellcoats (1979) 975 cópias
The Time of the Ghost (1981) 957 cópias
Drowned Ammet (1977) 947 cópias
Enchanted Glass (2010) 894 cópias
The Crown of Dalemark (1993) 878 cópias
The Game (2007) 855 cópias
Eight Days of Luke (1975) 785 cópias
A Sudden Wild Magic (1992) 768 cópias
The Ogre Downstairs (1974) 753 cópias
Black Maria (1991) 639 cópias
Wilkins' Tooth (1973) 561 cópias
The Islands of Chaldea (2014) 380 cópias
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Editor — 320 cópias
Earwig and the Witch (2011) 307 cópias
Wild Robert (1989) 266 cópias
The Dalemark Quartet (2003) 215 cópias
Minor Arcana (1996) 178 cópias
Stealer of Souls [short story] (2002) 161 cópias
Hidden Turnings: A Collection of Stories Through Time and Space (1989) — Editor; Contribuinte — 131 cópias
Changeover (1970) 100 cópias
Everard's Ride (1995) 70 cópias
Yes Dear (1992) 67 cópias
Puss in Boots (Everystory) (1999) 53 cópias
The Skiver's Guide (1984) 49 cópias
Enna Hittims (2006) 35 cópias
Vile Visitors (2012) 35 cópias
The Four Grannies (1980) 34 cópias
Who Got Rid of Angus Flint? (1978) 33 cópias
Freaky Families (2013) 25 cópias
Chair Person (1989) 21 cópias
Poems (2019) 4 cópias
La casa per ognidove (2014) 4 cópias
Joboy 2 cópias
No One {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
The Master {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Carruthers {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Fantasy Land (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Books 1 exemplar(es)
Puss In Boots/Brave Magic (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
El castell ambulant (rústica) (2022) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições17,260 cópias
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) — Introdução, algumas edições14,643 cópias
Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,380 cópias
Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contribuinte — 1,218 cópias
Howl's Moving Castle [2004 film] (2004) — Original story — 660 cópias
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuinte — 346 cópias
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Howl's Moving Castle, Volume 1 (2004) — Adapted from, algumas edições134 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Mystery Stories: An Intriguing Collection (1996) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Digital Dreams (1990) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Arrows of Eros (1989) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
The Wizard's Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic & Magicians (2001) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Earwig and the Witch [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 14 cópias
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Love Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Gaslight and Ghosts (1988) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Secret City: Strange Tales of London (1997) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Cat-Flap and the Apple Pie and Other Funny Stories (1979) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Young Winter's Tales 3 (1972) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Young Winter's Tales 8 (1978) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Heartache (1990) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Sisters (Mammoth Contents) (1998) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Oct-Nov 2021 Group Read em Geeks who love the Classics (Dezembro 2021)
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Diana Wynne Jones 1934-2011 em FantasyFans (Março 2011)
2009-04 Discussion of Diana Wynne Jones em Read YA Lit (Julho 2009)


Howl is every drama queen moment I've ever had and Sophie is every fed-up eye-roll I've ever given. I love them dearly. Such a good comfort read.
hannerwell | outras 436 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
This gets a high nostalgia score even though the plot resolution/ending didn't make that much sense. The world was great, as were the characters. And there were some great ideas at work, even if they didn't quite grow to their full potential.

The twist at the end was unique, especially for a kids' book. I would have liked to see it developed a little more, though. So much gets left unexplored in this book.

I'm really going to miss DWJ.
caedocyon | outras 54 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
The thing is, while this book is loads better than the first in the series in terms of plot and characters, that it unfortunately still has an ironclad grip on a deeply fatphobic attitude as well as some other points that just haven’t aged well at all, such as anti-Roma racism.
The core story is interesting and Jones presents some really original ideas but it’s impossible to enjoy it thoroughly because of these other aspects. The end result is something very middle-of-the-road because it’s clear there is a fun plot, yet it’s sadly written by someone who holds some very misguided opinions on certain people.… (mais)
deborahee | outras 29 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
I read the Chrestomanci books as a kid and have memories of really enjoying them, so rereading this first one as an adult and disliking it so much was kind of a shock. There is quite a bit that is truly charming, such as the organization of the parallel worlds and explanation behind the Chrestomanci, and I think the foundations of the book are solid. However, the good stuff is tarnished by a heavy barrage of rampant fatphobia, physical and emotional child abuse that gets conveniently "excused" at the end, a random instance of racial stereotyping, and many instances of kids forced to bear the brunt of selfish adults.
There is definitely a way to offer a narrative on kids dealing with difficult situations, but the problem in this book is that the adults actions get explained away as just them trying to do what is best for the kids, even though the "best" is just incredibly self-centered actions that don't make sense. And the kids just have to accept it? There is so much emotional trauma on display at the close of the story and Jones tries to paint it over all happily with a picnic scene and promise of more magical adventures, but it ends up reading as quite ominous even though it definitely wasn't intended to.
I'm curious to reread the others and see how they hold up. This one, however, was better in my memory. I'm genuinely sad it wasn't the same as what I thought it was, but I'm crossing my fingers to find a little of what I used to like in the other books.
… (mais)
deborahee | outras 61 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |


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