E. Phillips Oppenheim

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Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Edward Phillips Oppenheim (Leicester, 22 ottobre 1866Saint Peter Port, 3 febbraio 1946) è stato uno scrittore inglese. Scrisse molti racconti di genere, incluso thriller.

Biografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Edward Phillips Oppenheim nacque il 22 ottobre 1866 a Leicester, figlio di un mercante di pellame. Lavorò con suo padre per circa venti anni, e frequentò il Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College.

Il successo letterario di Oppenheim gli consentì di acquistare una villa in Francia, uno yacht, poi una casa sull'isola di Guernsey, la Vanquiédor, anche se non poté più accedervi durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Morì a Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, il 3 febbraio 1946.

Vita privata[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Nel 1892 Oppenheim sposò Elise Clara Hopkins, con cui visse a Evington, Leicestershire, fino alla Prima Guerra Mondiale, e dalla quale ebbe una figlia. Durante la guerra lavorò per il Ministero dell'Informazione del Regno Unito.

Opere[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Romanzi[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Oppenheim scrisse più di 100 romanzi tra il 1887 e il 1943. Tra di essi:

  • Expiation (1887)
  • The Peer and the Woman (1895)
  • A Daughter of the Marionis (1895)
  • False Evidence (1896)
  • A Modern Prometheus (1896)
  • The Mystery of Mr. Bernard Brown (1896)
  • The Wooing of Fortune (1896)
  • The Postmaster of Market Deighton (1897)
  • The Amazing Judgment (1897)
  • Mysterious Mr. Sabin (1898)
  • A Daughter of Astrea (1898)
  • As a Man Lives (1898)
  • Mr. Marx's Secret (1899)
  • The Man and His Kingdom (1899)
  • The World's Great Snare (1900)
  • A Millionaire of Yesterday (1900)
  • The Survivor (1901)
  • Enoch Strone [aka A Master of Men] (1901)
  • A Sleeping Memory [aka The Great Awakening] (1902)
  • The Traitors (1902)
  • A Prince of Sinners (1903)
  • The Yellow Crayon (1903)
  • The Betrayal (1904)
  • Anna the Adventuress (1904)
  • A Maker of History (1905)
  • The Master Mummer (1905)
  • A Lost Leader (1906)
  • The Tragedy of Adrea [aka A Monk of Cruta] (1906)
  • The Malefactor [aka Mr. Wingrave, Millionaire] (1906)
  • Berenice (1907)
  • The Avenger [aka The Conspirators] (1907)
  • The Great Secret [aka The Secret] (1908)
  • The Governor (1908)
  • The Distributors [aka Ghosts of Society] (1908) (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Missioner (1908)
  • The Kingdom of Earth [aka The Black Watcher] (1909) (as Anthony Partridge)
  • Jeanne of the Marshes (1909)
  • The Illustrious Prince (1910)
  • Passers By (1910) (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lost Ambassador [aka The Missing Delora] (1910)
  • The Golden Web (1911) (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Moving Finger [aka A Falling Star] (1911)
  • Havoc (1911)
  • The Court of St. Simon (1912) (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lighted Way (1912)
  • The Tempting of Tavernake (1912)
  • The Mischief Maker (1913)
  • The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton (1913)
  • The Way of These Women (1914)
  • A People's Man (1914)
  • The Vanished Messenger (1914)
  • The Black Box (1915)
  • The Double Traitor (1915)
  • Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo (1915)
  • The Kingdom of the Blind (1916)
  • The Hillman (1917)
  • The Cinema Murder [aka The Other Romilly] (1917)
  • The Pawns Count (1918)
  • The Zeppelin's Passenger [aka Mr. Lessingham Goes Home] (1918)
  • The Wicked Marquis (1919)
  • The Box with Broken Seals [aka The Strange Case of Mr. Jocelyn Thew] (1919)
  • The Curious Quest [aka The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss] (1919)
  • The Great Impersonation (1920)
  • The Devil's Paw (1920)
  • The Profiteers (1921)
  • Jacob's Ladder (1921)
  • Nobody's Man (1921)
  • The Evil Shepherd (1922)
  • The Great Prince Shan (1922)
  • The Mystery Road (1923)
  • The Wrath to Come (1924)
  • The Passionate Quest (1924)
  • Stolen Idols (1925)
  • Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker (1925)
  • The Golden Beast (1926)
  • Prodigals of Monte Carlo (1926)
  • Harvey Garrard's Crime (1926)
  • The Interloper [aka The Ex-Duke] (1927)
  • Miss Brown of X. Y. O. (1927)
  • The Light Beyond (1928)
  • The Fortunate Wayfarer (1928)
  • Matorni's Vineyard (1928)
  • The Treasure House of Martin Hews (1929)
  • The Glenlitten Murder (1929)
  • The Million Pound Deposit (1930)
  • The Lion and the Lamb (1930)
  • Gangster's Glory [aka Inspector Dickens Retires] (1931)
  • Up the Ladder of Gold (1931)
  • Simple Peter Cradd (1931)
  • The Man from Sing Sing [aka Moran Chambers Smiled] (1932)
  • The Ostrekoff Jewels (1932)
  • Murder at Monte Carlo (1933)
  • The Ex-Detective (1933)
  • Jeremiah and the Princess (1933)
  • The Gallows of Chance (1934)
  • The Man without Nerves [aka The Bank Manager] (1934)
  • The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent (1934)
  • The Spy Paramount (1934)
  • The Battle of Basinghall Street (1935)
  • Floating Peril [aka The Bird of Paradise] (1936)
  • The Magnificent Hoax [aka Judy of Bunter's Buildings] (1936)
  • The Dumb Gods Speak (1937)
  • Envoy Extraordinary (1937)
  • The Mayor on Horseback (1937)
  • The Colossus of Arcadia (1938)
  • The Spymaster (1938)
  • And Still I Cheat the Gallows (1939)
  • Sir Adam Disappeared (1939)
  • Exit a Dictator (1939)
  • The Strangers' Gate (1939)
  • Last Train Out (1940)
  • The Shy Plutocrat (1941)

Raccolte di racconti[modifica | modifica sorgente]

La maggior parte delle 37 raccolte di Oppenheim, di cui 26 pubblicate negli Stati Uniti, sono delle serie in cui appaiono lo stesso gruppo di personaggi.

  • The Long Arm of Mannister [aka The Long Arm]. 1908
  • Peter Ruff and the Double-Four [aka The Double Four]. 1912
  • For the Queen. 1912
  • Those Other Days. 1912
  • Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures. 1913
  • The Amazing Partnership. 1914
  • An Amiable Charlatan [aka The Game of Liberty]. 1915
  • Mysteries of the Riviera. 1916
  • Aaron Rodd, Diviner. 1920
  • Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat. 1920
  • Hon. Algernon Knox, Detective. 1920
  • The Seven Conundrums. 1923
  • Michael's Evil Deeds. 1923
  • The Inevitable Millionaires. 1923
  • The Terrible Hobby of Sir Joseph Londe. 1924
  • The Adventures of Mr. Joseph P. Gray. 1925
  • The Little Gentleman from Okehampstead. 1926
  • The Channay Syndicate. 1927
  • Mr. Billingham, the Marquis and Madelon. 1927
  • Madame and Her Twelve Virgins. 1927
  • Nicholas Goade, Detective. 1927
  • The Exploits of Pudgy Pete. 1928
  • Chronicles of Melhampton. 1928
  • The Human Chase. 1929
  • Jennerton & Co. 1929
  • What Happened to Forester. 1929
  • Slane's Long Shots. 1930
  • Sinners Beware. 1931
  • Crooks in the Sunshine. 1932
  • The Ex-Detective. 1933
  • General Besserley's Puzzle Box. 1935
  • Advice Limited. 1936
  • Ask Miss Mott. 1936
  • Curious Happenings to the Rooke Legatees. 1937
  • A Pulpit in the Grill Room. 1938
  • General Besserley's Second Puzzle Box. 1939
  • The Grassleyes Mystery. 1940

Adattamenti cinematografici[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Bibliografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • Autobiografia: The Pool of Memory (1941)
  • Biografia: Prince of Storytellers: The Life of E. Phillips Oppenheim di Robert Standish, pseudonimo di Digby George Gerahty. London: Peter Davies 1957.

Altri progetti[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Collegamenti esterni[modifica | modifica sorgente]

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