Kind Hearts and Coronets

Israel Rank
Fr. 26.35
ISBN: 978-1-913054-75-5
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That man is fortunate who has the world against him. Israel Rank has many advantages and qualities which should enable an ordinary man to get through life quite successfully. But he's not content to be an ordinary man. He's a distant heir to the Gascoyne earldom, and he will not rest until he inherits it, lock, stock and barrel. One tiny problem: he must kill everyone in line before him, without getting caught. The result is an evergreen classic of blackly comic crime fiction. First published in 1907 as 'Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal', the novel is probably best known as inspiration for the classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, frequently voted one of the greatest British films ever. The novel itself remains a remarkably fresh satire that reverses conventional morality - a sympathetic comedy about a serial killer. 'A superb thriller, but also a disturbing study in human nature. The narrative pace never slackens, thanks to the spareness and elegance of Horniman's prose . . . (the novel is) over all too quickly.' Simon Heffer

That man is fortunate who has the world against him. Israel Rank has many advantages and qualities which should enable an ordinary man to get through life quite successfully. But he's not content to be an ordinary man. He's a distant heir to the Gascoyne earldom, and he will not rest until he inherits it, lock, stock and barrel. One tiny problem: he must kill everyone in line before him, without getting caught. The result is an evergreen classic of blackly comic crime fiction. First published in 1907 as 'Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal', the novel is probably best known as inspiration for the classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, frequently voted one of the greatest British films ever. The novel itself remains a remarkably fresh satire that reverses conventional morality - a sympathetic comedy about a serial killer. 'A superb thriller, but also a disturbing study in human nature. The narrative pace never slackens, thanks to the spareness and elegance of Horniman's prose . . . (the novel is) over all too quickly.' Simon Heffer

Autor Horniman, Roy
Verlag Dean Street Press
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 270 S.
Lieferstatus Folgt in ca. 5 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Paperback
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm x D1.6 cm 325 g

Über den Autor Horniman, Roy

Roy Horniman was born in 1874. He was the owner of The Ladies Review for some years and was a member of the British Committee of The Indian National Congress. As well as acting he became tenant and manager of the Criterion Theatre and wrote many plays as well as adaptations of his own and others' novels. In his later years he wrote and adapted for the screen. Amongst his other works he also published The Sin of Atlantis in 1900 and Lord Cammarleigh's Secret: A Fairy Story of To-Day in 1907.Roy Horniman died in 1930.Simon Heffer (born 1960) has been since 2005 an Associate Editor and columnist of the Daily Telegraph. In his extensive career as a journalist he has also been the Deputy Editor and Political Correspondent for The Spectator, the Deputy Editor of the Daily Telegraph (1994-1995) and columnist with the Daily Mail. He is also the author of six books, including his biographies of Enoch Powell (Like the Roman) and Vaughan Williams, both being reissued in Faber Finds.

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