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Hammond Innes (1913–1998)

Auteur de The Wreck of the Mary Deare

70+ oeuvres 5,704 utilisateurs 118 critiques 7 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Author Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, England on July 15, 1914. He attended Cranbrook School in Kent, but left in 1931 to work as a journalist. He published his first novel, The Doppelganger, in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Royal Artillery and published a number of books. afficher plus In 1946, he became a full-time writer and wrote over thirty novels, children's books, and travel books throughout his career. He published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond until 1953. Four of his novels were made into films. He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire) in 1978 and received the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award in 1993. He died on June 10, 1998 and left a bulk of his estate to the Assoication of Sea Training Organisations. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Œuvres de Hammond Innes

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956) 473 exemplaires, 17 critiques
The Land God Gave to Cain (1958) 252 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Doomed Oasis (1960) 242 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Atlantic Fury (1962) 236 exemplaires, 4 critiques
L' homme de leucade (1971) 228 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Campbell's Kingdom (1952) 220 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The White South (1949) 217 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Maddon's Rock (1947) 194 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Strode Venturer (1965) 187 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Golden Soak (1973) 186 exemplaires, 1 critique
Wreckers Must Breathe (1940) 185 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The Lonely Skier (1947) 183 exemplaires, 3 critiques
North Star (1974) 175 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Air Bridge (1951) 171 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Blue Ice (1948) 171 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Conquistadors (1969) 168 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Big Footprints (1977) 167 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Strange Land (1954) 165 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Killer Mine (1957) 158 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Black Tide (1982) 157 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Solomons Seal (1980) 148 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Angry Mountain (1950) 147 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Medusa (1988) 144 exemplaires, 4 critiques
The Trojan Horse (1940) 140 exemplaires, 4 critiques
High Stand (1985) 135 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Isvik (1991) 135 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Attack Alarm (1941) 98 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Dead and Alive (1946) 85 exemplaires, 1 critique
Scandinavia (1963) 85 exemplaires, 1 critique
Target Antarctica (1993) 59 exemplaires
Sea and Islands (1967) 53 exemplaires
Harvest of Journeys (1960) 48 exemplaires
Delta Connection (1996) 37 exemplaires, 1 critique
Hammond Innes' East Anglia (1986) 14 exemplaires
Medusa | The Doomed Oasis (2003) 13 exemplaires
Air Bridge/Strange Land Duo (Spl) (2004) 12 exemplaires
Saracen's Tower (1952) 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
Cocos Gold (1988) 10 exemplaires
The Last Voyage and High Stand (2004) 7 exemplaires
Black Gold on the Double Diamond (1953) 6 exemplaires
CAMPBELL'S KINGDOM / WHITE SOUTH (2003) 6 exemplaires
Isle of Strangers 3 exemplaires
Air Disaster 2 exemplaires
The Doppelganger 2 exemplaires
South Sea Bubble 2 exemplaires
Sabotage Broadcast 2 exemplaires
Die weissen Wasser (5049 016). (1975) 1 exemplaire
Rikos Napamerellä 1 exemplaire
Flyglarm : Roman 1 exemplaire
The Black Ice. (1982) 1 exemplaire
North Star | The Golden Soak (1979) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contributeur — 137 exemplaires, 4 critiques
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Tales of Old Inns (1949) — Directeur de publication, quelques éditions24 exemplaires
Sea Tales of Terror (1974) — Contributeur — 22 exemplaires
The Ghost's Companion (1975) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires
Escape Stories (1980) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
The Wreck of the Mary Deare [1959 film] — Original novel — 8 exemplaires
Roving Commissions 2 (1962) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
Hell Below Zero [1954 film] — Original novel — 1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Hammond Innes, Ralph
Autres noms
Hammond, Ralph
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de naissance
Horsham, Sussex, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Kersey, Suffolk, England, UK
Lieux de résidence
England, UK
Cranbrook School
historical novelist
children's book author
Hammond Innes, Dorothy (wife)
Financial Times(Financial News)
British Army(Royal Artillery)
Association of Sea Training Organisations
Prix et distinctions
Commander of the Order of the British Empire ([1978])
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)
Courte biographie
Ralph Hammond Innes was an only child in an English family of Scottish descent. He started writing as a child. He graduated from the Cranbrook School, Kent, in 1931, but instead of following his father into the banking profession, he chose journalism. In 1937, he married Dorothy Mary Lang, an actress and a relative of Sir Walter Scott and Andew Lang. That same year, he published his first novel, The Doppelganger. Wreckers Must Breathe and The Trojan Horse came out in 1940. At the start of World War II, Innes volunteered for the armed forces. He served in the Royal Artillery and rose to the rank of major. In 1941, he published a war novel, Attack Alarm, which was the only story of the Battle of Britain written on a gunside under fire. He continued to write during the war, and his books were serialized in the USA in the Saturday Evening Post. After the war, he became a full-time writer and one of the most popular thriller writers in the English language. Until 1953, he also published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond. Maddon's Rock (1948) dealt with Innes's favorite element, the sea, as did The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956). Many of Innes's travel pieces appeared in the American magazine Holiday. A collection, Harvest of Journeys, came out in 1960. It was followed in 1967 by Sea and Islands. His wife described their trips in her book Occasions (1972), using the pen name Dorothy Hammond Innes. Innes bought a 42-foot ocean racer named Mary Deare with the money he made selling the rights of his novel to MGM, and the couple sailed the coast of Europe from the Baltic to the Bay of Biscay. His historical works included The Conquistadors (1969) and The Last Voyage (1978), a fictionalized account of Captain Cook's voyage. His final novel, Delta Connection (1996), included all the familiar elements of a Hammond Innes book: daring escapes, cliffhanging situations, and overpowering forces of nature. His works were translated into more than 30 languages and several were adapted into films or mini-series for the BBC. Innes served as vice-president of the Association of Sea Training Organisations. He was made a C.B.E. in 1978, and shared a 1993 Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award, given at the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, with Ralph McInerny.



What a powerful story - South Sea Bubble à Hammond Innes Forum (Février 2014)


Pre- columbian art in Central and South American
Docent-MFAStPete | 5 autres critiques | May 27, 2024 |
OK stories, but fiction can't beat fact. Somehow reality holds my attention and interest better.
David-Block | Apr 9, 2024 |
Well written and enjoyable reading. A good brief reay.
David-Block | 16 autres critiques | Mar 27, 2024 |
Not a particularly interesting plot or characters, but what I appreciated about it was the early (and probably directionally accurate) observations of the mining construction boom in the interior of Labrador. The island had only been surveyed a few years prior to this book, so it says something impressive about Innes that he toured it and wrote about it with so much detail.
adamhindman | 2 autres critiques | Feb 5, 2024 |


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