Literature & Fiction / Literature Prose  & Linguistics / The Fabulous Originals. Life of extraordinary people who inspired memorable characters in fiction by Irving Wallace Irving Wallace Longmans, Green and Co. 1956 first British edition of the 1955 USA  publication: green cloth hardcover approx. 5.5 x 8.75 inches tall: no dust jacket: 296 pages including index: 5 black and white portrait illustrations. Synopsis: Based on seven years of research covering autobiographical and biographical material; historical and contemporary publications; visits to  sites featured in the novels; correspondence with familiars and acquaintances; and  the open acknowledgements of the writers themselves, this  detailed study of real people, the inspirations for characters featured  in works of fiction written by famous authors, includes the following chapters:  1) Fact and Fiction. 2) The Real Sherlock Holmes, Dr Joseph Bell, inspiration for Conan Doyle.3) The real Juliana Bordereau, Claire Clairmont, inspiration for Henry James to create Juliana Bordereau in the Aspen Papers. 4) The real Lady Arabella Dudley , Lady Ellenborough , inspiration for Honore de Balzac to create Lady Arabella Dudley in Lily of the Valley, part of his La Comedie humaine.5)  The Real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Deacon William Brodie, inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's  Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 6) The real Marie Roget. Mary Cecilia Rogers who inspired Edgar Allan Poe to create Marie  Roger in The Mystery of Marie Roget. 7) The Real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk inspiration for Daniel Defoe to  create Robinson Crusoe in The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.8) Hardly Coincidental -brief biographies of Delphine Delamare, Marie Duplessis, Lord Cochrane, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, Inspector Jonathan Witcher, and Leigh Hunt whose lives inspired fictional characters created by Gustave Flaubert, Alexander Dumas fils, Frederick Marryat, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. Condition: no dust jacket: overall very clean and good. used books
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  • Book Title: The Fabulous Originals. Life of extraordinary people who inspired memorable characters in fiction
  • Author: Irving Wallace
  • ISBN: MW329786
  • Publisher: Longmans Green and Co
  • Year Published: 1956
  • Our Normal Price: £26.40 GBP ($34.32 USD)
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  • Description: Longmans, Green and Co. 1956 first British edition of the 1955 USA publication: green cloth hardcover approx. 5.5 x 8.75 inches tall: no dust jacket: 296 pages including index: 5 black and white portrait illustrations. Synopsis: Based on seven years of research covering autobiographical and biographical material; historical and contemporary publications; visits to sites featured in the novels; correspondence with familiars and acquaintances; and the open acknowledgements of the writers themselves, this detailed study of real people, the inspirations for characters featured in works of fiction written by famous authors, includes the following chapters: 1) Fact and Fiction. 2) The Real Sherlock Holmes, Dr Joseph Bell, inspiration for Conan Doyle.3) The real Juliana Bordereau, Claire Clairmont, inspiration for Henry James to create Juliana Bordereau in the Aspen Papers. 4) The real Lady Arabella Dudley , Lady Ellenborough , inspiration for Honore de Balzac to create Lady Arabella Dudley in Lily of the Valley, part of his La Comedie humaine.5) The Real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Deacon William Brodie, inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 6) The real Marie Roget. Mary Cecilia Rogers who inspired Edgar Allan Poe to create Marie Roger in The Mystery of Marie Roget. 7) The Real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk inspiration for Daniel Defoe to create Robinson Crusoe in The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.8) Hardly Coincidental -brief biographies of Delphine Delamare, Marie Duplessis, Lord Cochrane, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, Inspector Jonathan Witcher, and Leigh Hunt whose lives inspired fictional characters created by Gustave Flaubert, Alexander Dumas fils, Frederick Marryat, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. Condition: no dust jacket: overall very clean and good.
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