The Passing of Mr Quinn
The Book of the Film Adapted from a Short Story
Who poisoned the sinister Professor Appleby: his wife, a neighbour in love with her, or Appleby's mistress, the parlourmaid? It could be an Agatha Christie plot – and it is. The 1928 silent film The Passing of Mr Quinn was based on a short story by Agatha Christie, and this is the book of the film.
The Genius and the Goddess
In conversation with the novel’s narrator, John Rivers remembers his time as lab assistant to the great physicist, Henry Maartens, and reflects on Maarten’s beautiful wife and a love affair that caused Rivers to question everything he once revered. First published in 1955.
Flappers and Philosophers
Published in 1920 following the success of the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's first collection of short stories includes many of his finest. 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction' present his archetypal Jazz Age heroines, the beautiful and wilful young women who became a hallmark of his fiction. Part of the Cambridge Edition series, this volume includes notes and details of the stories' composition and publication history.