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John Mortimer (1) (1923–2009)

Autor(a) de The First Rumpole Omnibus

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Obras de John Mortimer

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Mortimer.

The First Rumpole Omnibus (1983) 908 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978) 747 cópias
Paradise Postponed (1985) 686 cópias
Summer's Lease (1988) 569 cópias
The Second Rumpole Omnibus (1987) 537 cópias
Rumpole Rests His Case (2001) 535 cópias
Rumpole and the Primrose Path (2002) 520 cópias
Rumpole à la Carte (1990) 472 cópias
Rumpole on Trial (1992) 471 cópias
Trials of Rumpole (1979) 441 cópias
Rumpole Misbehaves (2007) 430 cópias
Rumpole for the Defence (1982) 420 cópias
Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) 414 cópias
Clinging to the Wreckage (1982) 401 cópias
Titmuss Regained (1990) 373 cópias
Rumpole's Return (1980) 358 cópias
Rumpole and the Angel of Death (1996) 353 cópias
Rumpole's Last Case (1987) 314 cópias
Rumpole at Christmas (2009) 279 cópias
The Third Rumpole Omnibus (1997) 273 cópias
Quite Honestly (2005) 242 cópias
Dunster (1992) 216 cópias
Rumpole (1994) 206 cópias
The Summer of a Dormouse (2000) 199 cópias
Felix in the Underworld (1997) 194 cópias
The Sound of Trumpets (1600) 191 cópias
Where There's a Will (2003) 146 cópias
Charade (1986) 137 cópias
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Editor — 136 cópias
In Character (1983) 121 cópias
The Narrowing Stream (1988) 113 cópias
Tea with Mussolini [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 107 cópias
Like Men Betrayed (1953) 80 cópias
Character Parts (1600) 76 cópias
The Scales of Justice (2005) 67 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey, The Complete Series [videorecording] (2004) — Creator; Writer — 56 cópias
The Rapstone Chronicles (1991) 47 cópias
Merry Murder (1994) 39 cópias
In Love and War [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 32 cópias
Murder Most Merry (2002) 30 cópias
Collected Stories of Rumpole (2012) 19 cópias
In Other Words (2008) 19 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey (1980) 17 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey: Set 3 (Seasons 5-7) (2005) — Autor; Writer — 13 cópias
The Dock Brief (1958) 9 cópias
Summer's Lease [video] (2005) 8 cópias
The Judge (1967) 6 cópias
Rumpole of Bailey: The Complete First Season (1991) — Writer — 5 cópias
Naked Justice (2002) 3 cópias
John Mortimer Plays (1989) 2 cópias
Marble Arch 1 exemplar(es)
RUMPOLE Folio Society (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole 2 [BBC Radio Collection] (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole's Return [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole, affaires à suivre (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Rumming Park (1948) 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole & the age of miracles (1999) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Mortimer.

Claudius the God (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições4,228 cópias
Orley Farm (1861) — Introdução, algumas edições698 cópias
The Best of Wodehouse (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições354 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
A Flea in Her Ear (1907) — Tradutor, algumas edições154 cópias
Brideshead Revisited [1981 TV miniseries] (1981) — Screenwriter — 134 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Notable Historical Trials, Volumes I-IV (1999) — Introdução — 55 cópias
Sittings, 1979-1983 (1982) — Introdução — 39 cópias
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas (1999) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Bunny Lake is Missing [1965 film] (1965) — Writer — 32 cópias
Die Fledermaus [libretto] (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições29 cópias
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons One and Two (2004) — Writer — 22 cópias
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Trial and Error [1962 film] — Play — 16 cópias
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Murder on Trial (1994) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey: Seasons 3 & 4 (1991) — Writer — 11 cópias
Don Quixote [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Screenwriter — 10 cópias
Will Shakespeare [1978 TV mini-series] (2003) — Screenwriter — 9 cópias
Laurie Lee: A Many-coated Man (1998) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Ebony Tower [1984 TV film] — adaptor — 5 cópias
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Third Season (1991) — Writer — 3 cópias
A Christmas Anthology (2011) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Rumpole and the Man of God [TV Series Episode] (2009) — Writer — 2 cópias
Rumpole at Sea [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 2 cópias
Paradise Postponed: The Complete Series — Screenwriter — 2 cópias
Rumpole and Portia [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole and the Barrow Boy [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Edwin [1984 TV movie] (2003) — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole for the Prosecution [TV Series Episode] (1991) — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole and the Tap End [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
The Count of Monte Cristo. Introduced by John Mortimer. Illustrated by Roman Pisareo. (1999) — Introdução, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole and the Age for Retirement [TV Series Episode] (1994) — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Brideshead Revisited, Volume Five [1981 TV miniseries] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole and the Quacks [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Rumpole and the Show Folk [TV Series Episode] — Writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Brideshead Revisited, Volume Two [1981 TV miniseries] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)
Brideshead Revisited, Volume Three [1981 TV miniseries] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)
Brideshead Revisited, Episode 11 [1981 TV miniseries] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)
Brideshead Revisited, Volume Four [1981 TV miniseries] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mortimer, John
Nome de batismo
Mortimer, John Clifford
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Turville Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Causa da morte
complications of a stroke
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Harrow School
Oxford University (BA|1943 - Brasenose College)
screenwriter (mostrar todas 7)
Mortimer, Penelope (wife | divorced)
Craig, Wendy (lover)
Mortimer, Jeremy (son)
Smith, Evelyn (aunt)
Burma Campaign UK (patron)
Royal Court Theatre (president)
Royal National Theatre (board member)
Inner Temple (1948)
Garrick Club
British Book Award (Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005)
British television Writer of the Year (1980)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (chairman, 1989-1999)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1986)
Knight Bachelor (1998)
Queen's Counsel (1966) (mostrar todas 8)
Italia Prize (1957)
Master of the Bench, Inner Temple (1975)
Peters Fraser and Dunlop
Pequena biografia
John Mortimer was born in London to Clifford Mortimer, a barrister, and his wife Kathleen May, née Smith. Mortimer attended the Dragon School and Harrow, originally intending to become an actor, and then a writer. His father persuaded him to follow him into a legal career. Mortimer went up to Oxford University, where he read law. During World War II, he worked for the Crown Film Unit, writing scripts for propaganda documentaries. Mortimer made his debut as an original playwright with The Dock Brief, first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1957 and later adapted for television.
Mortimer was called to the Bar at age 25 in 1948. His early career focused on wills and divorces, but he later undertook criminal cases. He's now best remembered for creating the character of Horace Rumpole, a barrister at London's Old Bailey courthouse.
He was married to Penelope Fletcher, who wrote as Penelope Mortimer. The couple divorced in 1971, and he married Penelope Gollop, with whom he had two daughters, Emily Mortimer and Rosie Mortimer. He was awarded the CBE in 1986, and knighted in 1998.



The Rumpole stories are always entertaining. Since I received the book as a Christmas gift, I put what I was reading aside (it isn't as jolly) and started in on the fun. And it was fun, except that Hilda drives me nuts. I know it's all humor and good fun, but I can't stand the character who always insults, belittles, and domineers her husband with no sense of loyalty whatsoever. I guess my sense of humor doesn't reach quite that far.
dvoratreis | outras 19 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Another of the amusing "aging memoirs" which tickle me of late, this by the creator of the Rumpole series of books and tv about his years as a playright. He quotes Lord Byron "when one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse."
featherbooks | outras 4 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
This is my sixth Rumpole book and I would have to say the least satisfying to date, notwithstanding the intriguing addition of a bit of Hilda point of view. The resolution felt contrived and the book's raison d'etre seemed nothing more than the author's wanting to gripe about war on terrorism hysteria.
clong | outras 17 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
John Mortimer's father gave him the same advice I once gave my granddaughter. If you want to become a writer, first seek another career. This will pay the bills while you struggle as a writer, and it will also give you something to write about. It will put you in daily contact with real people in real-life situations.

Mortimer took his father's advice and became a successful barrister, as well as a successful author, most notably of the Horace Rumpole stories. He tells all about it in “Where There's a Will,” his 2003 book of essays that can also pass as a memoir.

Much of this book is about his experiences practicing law and the amazing people and situations he encountered in this profession. There is much here, too, about the writing profession. Yet most of these essays are simply about the art of living. They have titles like "Getting Drunk," "Listening," "Lying," "Living with Children," "Male Clothing," "Giving Money to Beggars," "Eating Out," and "Looking after Your Health." They are all short and, in most cases, amusing. And sometimes full of practical advice.

He suggests, for example, to avoid eating at restaurants with menus full of page after page of entrees. Those restaurants with few options, he says, probably know how to prepare those meals very well.

He says he learned to listen to others because that is part of a lawyer's job, and he highly recommends the practice. Most people have fascinating stories to tell, if only we can stop talking long enough to listen to them.

Mortimer says many things worth quoting:

"One of the miracles of life is that few people pass through it without finding someone to love them."

"Murder has this in common with Christmas, most of it goes on in the family circle."

"The trouble with double-beds is that people tend to go to sleep in them."

Mortimer's Rumpole stories make wonderful reading, and this is no less true of this short book of short essays.
… (mais)
hardlyhardy | outras 4 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |



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