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by Cornell Woolrich

Nightwebs (Crime Masterworks) download ebook
ISBN:
0752851691
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978-0752851693
Author:
Cornell Woolrich
Publisher:
Orion (August 15, 2002)
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320 pages
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Cornell Woolrich’s most popular book is The Bride Wore Black.

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Pulp Fiction at its Best - Exceptional Stories by Cornell Woolrich - Varied in Style and Content. com User, June 2, 2008. These reprinted pulp fiction mysteries waited their turn while my attention was directed at better literature.

Two Murders, One Crime. Nightwebs (Collection 1971).

Mystery novella] And So To Death. Two Murders, One Crime. It Only Takes a Minute To Die.

Cornell Woolrich's novels define the essence of noir nihilism. A classic is back in print! This hypnotic thriller, by one of the originators of the noir form, exposes its heroine to a waking nightmare

Cornell Woolrich's novels define the essence of noir nihilism. A classic is back in print! This hypnotic thriller, by one of the originators of the noir form, exposes its heroine to a waking nightmare. In this classic crime novel, a panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress.

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DE. Cornell Woolrich was a haunted man who lived a life of reclusive misery, but he was also a uniquely gifted writer who explored the classic noir themes of loneliness, despair and futility. His stories are masterpieces of psychological suspense and mystery, and they have inspired classic movies like Hitchcock"s Rear Window and Truffaut"s The Bride wore Black. Beast in View (Crime Masterworks) EAN 9780752851747. Drama City EAN 9780752851921. Resurrection Men EAN 9780752851969.

He published six novels before his first crime story appeared in 1934

Cornell Woolrich was a haunted man who lived a life of reclusive misery, but he was also a uniquely gifted writer who explored the classic noir themes of loneliness, despair and futility. His stories are masterpieces of psychological suspense and mystery, and they have inspired classic movies like Hitchcock's Rear Window and Truffaut's The Bride wore Black. He published six novels before his first crime story appeared in 1934. His first mystery novel, The Bride Wore Black, appeared in 1940 and very quickly established itself as a classic of the genre.

Reviews:
  • Gianni_Giant
Cornell Woolrich led a tortured life. He was gay when it was totally unacceptable, lived his life in hotels with his mother and wouldn't go out unless it was absolutely necessary. He had a gangrenous leg removed because he wouldn't go out to get it treated in time. He was terrified of death and died before his time. He saw life as a trap where innocent people were caught up in horrific circumstances totally out of their control, as if an evil deity toys with us all. His writings were haunted and mirrored his bleak existence.
  • Invissibale
Total Woolrich. Personally I don't think that Woolrich ranks with Chandler or Hammett, but I do love his work.
  • POFOD
My discounted, soft cover, CrimeMasterWorks edition, Nightwebs, sat patiently on a bookshelf. These reprinted pulp fiction mysteries waited their turn while my attention was directed at better literature. Upon finally opening this collection I was quite surprised to find one exceptional story after another, varied in style and content, but uniformly fascinating. Nightwebs may well be the single best collection of short stories by Cornell Woolrich.

The credit goes not only to Cornell Woolrich, but to the editor, Francis M. Nevins, Jr., responsible for compiling this collection. His lengthy introduction revealed a deep familiarity with Woolrich's works. Only later did I learn that Nevins had authored a highly regarded biography titled Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die.

Nightwebs is divided into three sections and contains twelve short stories:

The Claws of Night - Graves for the Living, The Red Tide, The Corpse Next Door, and You'll Never See Me Again;

Death and the City - Dusk to Dawn, Murder at the Automat, Death in the Air, and Mamie 'n' Me;

The Butchers and the Trapped - The Screaming Laugh, One and Half Murders, Dead on her Feet, and One Night in Barcelona.

Nevins provides a short afterword (rather than introduction) to each of these stories. A few phrases will clearly indicate the wide range in style and structure of these exceptional tales: horror of being buried alive; taunt and nerve jingling; a rich evocation of that seedy automat and its habitues; fast action, whizbang, very simply plotted; its frisson of horror at the denouement; and grimly Woolrichian image of justice.

Cornell Woolrich left Columbia University before completing his degree, largely due to an early success; his second novel, Children of the Ritz (1927), won a prize of $10,000. He was invited to Hollywood by First National Pictures to help rewrite the novel as a screenplay. This success was short lived as the Depression rapidly undermined the publishing market, and Woolrich was forced to turn to pulp fiction for mystery magazines like Dime Mystery , Detective Fiction Weekly, Street & Smith Detective Mystery Magazine, Black Mask, and others. Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair. At his death in 1968, he left $850,000 to Columbia University as an endowment for creative writing.
  • Camper
While you can't go far wrong reading WoolrichIrish short stories, these are hardly at the level of "Three O' Clock"; "Nightmare"; "It Had To Be Murder"; "Guillotine", or the "Boy Cried Murder".
The best Woolrich in one dose is the noirish downer "New York Blues", from very late in his career. "...Without any God, without any hope, without any record to show for his life."
  • JoJosho
Great collection of Cornell Woolrich short stories! Well worth purchase.