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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Winston Graham was the author of more than thirty novels, which include Cordelia, Night Without Stars, The Walking Stick . Read "Marnie" by Winston Graham available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Inspiring the Hitchcock classic, Marnie is a. Marnie by Winston Graham, , Doubleday edition, in English - [1st ed.].
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Compre Marnie (English Edition) de Winston Graham na sppn.info Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e livros digitais exclusivos. Marnie seems a charming woman, but no one knows her real name or anything about her at all. Now Marnie has walked into a trap. The game is over - or would be - if Marnie. by Winston Graham. ebook Winston Graham (Author). Winston . WINSTON GRAHAM is the author of more than forty novels, including Cordelia, Marnie, The Walking Stick, Stephanie, and the Poldark Series. His novels have.
I don't think this is a book for everyone, but it does have a deeper meaning to it. A live lesson as such. I will not forget this Marnie and her life story very soon,in fact I think it will stay with me a while.
View 2 comments. Jan 09, Brian rated it it was amazing. Man, I was smooth. I told my friend, Look, all you have to do is grab it and put it in your pocket like it's no big deal.
Like this. We were halfway out of the store and all was quiet when my friend said, That was easy, wait here. The key word, of course, is "halfway" out of the store. Soon as we hit the mall, some big lug was on our tail and we were toast.
It's possible I smarted off to the guy a bit. It's possible that's why he called the cops. It's certain that an hour later, we were both dow Man, I was smooth. It's certain that an hour later, we were both downtown in a detention cell. What are you in for? Stealing a necklace, I say. Oh, man, you should be home watching Popeye. I didn't ask what he was in for.
This is more or less how Marnie begins her life of crime, with a minor theft at the age of ten. Thankfully, it's also where the parallels with my own life end. When we first meet Marnie, she's passing a cop who wishes her a good night. She wonders what he'd say if he knew what was in her handbag.
Over a decade later, she's graduated to felony theft. Warrants have been issued for her arrest. But she doesn't mind: Now she's on the move again. But this time she picks the wrong target, or the wrong man to work for. Mark Rutland, of Rutland's Printing, is a lonely widower whose wife died very young. Marnie captures his imagination. While it can't be said she encourages his attention, she doesn't entirely rebuff him either. It's enough for Mark to fall in love.
When Marnie makes her move, Mark catches her. Believing he can help her, he coerces her into marriage. And that's when Marnie's uncomplicated, if criminal, existence comes to an end.
I didn't know until I saw the credits that Alfred Hitchcock's film was based on this novel, or any novel for that matter. Unlike many of the books his films have been based on -- Psycho, The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, to take those I've read myself -- this one doesn't seem to have come down to us with a reputation in its own right. I find this strange for two reasons. First, Winston Graham, the author, wrote over 40 books, including 12 in a series popular in Britain.
Second, and more significantly, I think this book is better than the others I've read.
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Head and shoulders better. Perhaps it has something to do with its genre. Where the other books are all considered thrillers, this one is classified as a crime novel. Whatever that is.
I have to admit, if that was all I had to go on, I doubt I ever would have picked up this book. So let's make this a little clearer: Marnie is a psychological suspense story that happens to involve crime. Not that the crime is incidental -- Marnie's M.
Watching her go about the business of ingratiating herself into a company, planning the heist, and then carrying it out is one of the pleasures of the book.
But what really makes it enjoyable is Marnie herself, who approaches her "work" with a detachment and matter-of-factness that is both funny and frightening. She's pathological, but utterly charming. Of course, Marnie's crimes are only one manifestation of her mental condition.
The other is her detestation of men. One leads to her marriage, the other threatens to destroy it. Though Hitchcock's film is, in terms of plot, remarkably similar to Graham's book, the two are unique in that their emphases are different. The movie pushes Mark into the foreground; the book, narrated by Marnie herself, keeps him at a distance -- though not quite far enough away to suit Marnie.
And we can't help but sympathize with her. She was, after all, virtually blackmailed into marriage. But where the movie can be seen as a war for dominance, the book details a war of suppression. Mostly that means running away -- distancing herself from Mark, going out with his hated cousin and business partner -- but Marnie is too bright not to consider the implications of her lifestyle. As Graham drops one clue after another about the source of Marnie's derangement, we begin to sympathize with Mark, as well, or with his aim at least.
This isn't about a man trying to tame a woman; it's about a woman discovering that she has a problem. And it's all played out against a tense backdrop of crime, jealousy, frustration, and intrigue. With this book, at least and now I'm curious about all those other books , Graham shows himself to be, like Hitchcock, a master of suspense.
View 1 comment. Sally Carter. But the psychological damage she suffered as a child, which has led her to a life of crime, among other things, is so far reaching and buried so deeply, not even Marnie herself is aware of them. The book was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in , which remains controversial to this day on a couple of different levels: But neither the film nor the book traffics in much Freud who in any case was not wrong about everything.
Fans of the film may be disappointed to find that Hitchcock took several liberties in making the story his own, but that was nearly always true with the Master of Suspense.
Sometimes he greatly improved the material in the name of cinematic storytelling, other times he fell short. A few years ago we went to see Alfred Hitchcock's movie Marnie at the Redford Theater, a historic theater with an organ that shows classic movies.
The theater is located in Detroit draws hundreds out for every show. We went partly because Tippi Hedron was appearing in person, with talks before the movie and during intermission and autographing photos and posters.
And we went because when I was ten years old I saw Marnie from the back seat of our family car at the local drive-in movie theater. I w A few years ago we went to see Alfred Hitchcock's movie Marnie at the Redford Theater, a historic theater with an organ that shows classic movies.
I was supposed to be asleep. Each movie left me with bad dreams, but it was Marnie that left me struggling to understand it. So when at a local book sale I saw a battered paperback of Winston Graham's novel Marnie, released in conjunction with Hitchcock's movie, I spent my quarter and picked it up. Perhaps the book would help me to peg down the story.
Graham is best known for the Poldark series which inspired the Masterpiece Theater series of that name, which my husband has been reading.
We learn that Marnie grew up in a tough neighborhood with a dad lost in the war and a strict but distant mother. Marnie gets into fights and steals and lies. Her mother insists her daughter avoid men. When Marnie downloads a horse she must find a way to support him, and being a smart gal, she plans and executes a series of thefts, assuming false identities to obtain jobs where she can get her hands on money. She is twenty-three when she has finished another heist and her employer Mark Rutland tracks her down.
Mark has fallen in love with the beautiful Marnie. She warns him that she is a liar and thief, but Mark insists he can't control his heart. He offers her an ultimatum: Marnie can't stand to be close to anyone, is unable to love, and hates the thought of men and sex.
Her horse is the only creature in the world she cares for. Forced to marry Mark, she won't submit to him as a wife should. Frustrated, he forces himself on her once, then they learn to live together in distant animosity and distrust. Mark forces Marnie into counseling, but she is too clever for even the psychologist, continuing her habit of lies and false stories. Over time, men recognize Marnie from her past lives. And at the death of her mother, Marnie learns her mother's secret history and double life.
Different from Hitchcock's version, Graham's version of the mother's crisis is not of Marnie's doing. And Graham includes a co-worker of Mark's who tries to cozy up to Marnie, and ends up betraying her. Marnie is one messed up girl, but Mark is perhaps even sicker. He marries Marnie for her physical beauty in spite of her inability to feel emotion that allows her to plot crimes without a sense of wrongdoing.
He entraps Marnie and even rapes her when she is not complicit. He is willing to cover up her crimes and endeavors to even enlist the help of a retired judge to figure out how Marnie can avoid the consequences of her crimes. Marnie returns to her mother's house to discover she has died.
She finds a newspaper clipping telling that her mother had murdered her newborn baby, which had been kept from Marnie. Graham offers a moment of hope for Marnie near the end of the book. At a fox hunt, she feels revulsion of the cruelty of those around her, questioning why their killing for pleasure was legal when her crimes would merit jail.
She turns from the death scene of the fox, allowing her horse his head, Mark chasing after her.
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Unfamiliar with the landscape, her horse jumps over a hedge and onto a riverbank, suffering a fatal injury. Marnie also falls, and so does Mark, his face in the mud. Marnie leaves her suffering horse to save Mark, lifting him from the mud and wiping it from his nose. There is a glimmer of morality and compassion in her choice.
She later meets a bereft boy who has lost his mother and she holds him. Bite on somebody else's grief instead of your own.
Stop being to heartbroken for yourself and take a look round. Because maybe everybody's griefs arent'that much different after all. I thought, there's only one loneliness, and that's the loneliness of all the world. Marnie is the story of trauma, mental illness, crime, deception, and a man's sick obsession with a woman. It is little wonder that I have been disturbed by this story for about fifty years. And it is little wonder that the twisted Hitchcock wanted to film it.
Poor Tippi-- Hitchcock derailed her career when she rebuffed his sexual advances. Her studio contract gave her no options, including legal ones. Fifty years later, Tippi at age 87 cheered the actresses standing up against the abuse suffered under Harvey Weinstein, as seen in her Tweet of October View all 4 comments. Brilliant mystery. I couldn't put it down! Who is Marnie? Love Winston Graham who is a true master of his art. Loved it! I always had plenty to think about, and anyway maybe I'm not so good on people.
I'd seen the movie several times growing up since Alfred Hitchcock was behind the helm - and it stuck in my mind while reading the story so I can't help comparison. It followed a lot of the book faithfully, although the ending was completely different, as was her hidden trauma, and there lies some of the weakness of the story that dropped it to a four star rating over five.
I'm sure I would feel the same even if I didn't see the film. Marnie isn't exactly a likable character. She has redemption at the end but her heart of stone only thaws so much, and the author kind of abruptly cuts the story off at the end. I only like unknowns looming ahead if it adds spice to this story, but the way the ending handled itself frustrated me.
Still the book is difficult to put down.
The beginning is especially potent when Marnie is going through the motions as thieving Mary, then is discovered, then answers and fields questions from both Mark and the doctor. Mark as a character is a shining gem- the patience and tragedy of the man was maybe more depressing to me than Marnie's mental struggles.
The book is almost pages, and you'd think a lot of shifting scenes may be needed to keep it interesting - but it doesn't need that for the pacing doesn't suffer. Winston Graham's writing style is perfect for this type of story and even the dialogue shifting when Marnie is regressing was well-done. It's first person POV and surprisingly well-done. I may have to hunt down more of this author's work.
It was interesting to be in the head of a thief like this too. Thieving is despicable, but there are different forms of that addictive madness so they can still be intriguing to read about. Toss in psychological horrors and hidden secrets, and it gets even better. Even if the ending is a little frustrating, when I started it yesterday I've found it difficult to put down, the writing got to me, and the characters are well-done and absolutely different from the norm.
Worth a read if you find a copy or pick up the e-book copy. And then, if you haven't already, you need to watch the movie at some point - despite some melodrama of the time, it's another unique and twisted take on the story, adding a completely different ending and color blindness being part of the psychological trauma.
Jan 08, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent story. I had seen the movie, or parts of it previously, a couple of years ago and it wasn't my favourite Alfred Hitchcock movie. But the book, with little anticipation, was excellent. It's written in a very familiar, down-to-earth sort of style. Marnie is matter-of-fact, a thief, with little feelings for those she steals from.
She's methodical and takes on a new job. She has her reasons for her lifestyle, a story that comes out as the book progresses. Her personality, while frustrating Excellent story. Her personality, while frustrating at times, develops nicely and is very interesting.
The story is very well-paced and develops so nicely, you just have to keep reading. Most enjoyable story, surprisingly so. What an interesting and unusual book. I liked it a lot better than the movie I can't imagine anyone's reading that book and thinking Sean Connery would be a perfect Mark Rutland. And I really don't understand why they added the character of his sister-in-law, Lil, and changed his mother to a father, but whatever.
This truly was a novel of suspense, as advertised, and the ending was one I didn't see coming at all. Overall, a remarkable book. Three stories about more or less the same characters and events, but some subtle and some major differences.
Each version has its strengths, each of the adaptations brings small improvements in the dramatic effect. Only the novel can present Marnie as first person narrator.
The delving into the psyche of a scarred woman the causes of which changes significantly will ensure that all three versions will remain interesting to story lovers. Al drie sal egter toekomende geslagte storievrate interesseer en boei. Jun 11, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was already a great fan of Winston Graham based solely on my enjoyment of his Poldark series now re-released and which I highly recommend! Ariel, I'm talking to you!
I decided it was time to dabble in his non-Poldark oeuvre, and began with Marnie - likely his most popular as it was made into an Alfred Hitchcock movie that is now in my queue. It's not a psychological "thriller" in the sense of bodies in the library or stalkers in the hall. But it is definitely a psychological thriller in t I was already a great fan of Winston Graham based solely on my enjoyment of his Poldark series now re-released and which I highly recommend!
But it is definitely a psychological thriller in that you delve into the mind and motivations of a con artist and began to feel the suspense of waiting to get caught. I really enjoyed the read, and made Jonas listen to an hour-long plot summary and analysis of the book. I love Graham's ability to help his audience get into the mind of his characters. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed the Poldark books so much. I'm looking for more Graham to add to my reading list. I hardly have any Dutch books but I have one and that is Marnie which is The Dutch translation of this book.
I loved this when I was much younger and was never able to give it away. Now reading it again I get why. It is so good. Now I am a firm believer of first reading a book before watching a movie. Why you might ask: Well when you first read the book you will make up in your mind how the characters look like, how they are and if you watch a movie first someone else is doing that for you. When you then read the book you will see the pictures of the movie instead of your own which is a waste.
This is such an excellent book I can not highly recommend it enough to you guys. Beware though. Once you begin it is very hard to stop reading.
Marnie the book is darker and more complex than Marnie the movie, and so is Marnie the character. Hitchcock's depiction of the traumatized Marnie always seemed icky to me, and Sean Connery as her husband is the most loathsome Hitchcock character ever.
Really, I'd rather date Norman Bates. The basic premise is the same in the book as in movie: He blackmails her into marrying him, but alas, Marnie the book is darker and more complex than Marnie the movie, and so is Marnie the character.
He blackmails her into marrying him, but alas, to his horror she turns out to be frigid. Surprisingly, raping her doesn't help, so he starts investigating her past. Winston Graham's book, while dated, tells the story from Marnie's point of view, creating a more sympathetic character. She may be a liar and a thief, but somehow that doesn't seem so bad compared to her blackmailing rapist husband. The ending is much better than in the movie. Jun 29, Ewa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I knew the movie way before the book.
No surprise that the book is even more complex and captivating than Alfred did with the movie. I read it almost in one go. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bettie's Books. View all 7 comments. Surprisingly intelligent. Surprisingly because intelligence is not a quality that one associates with the literary source of a Hitchcock film. It might have been interesting to see Marnie filmed by someone like Chabrol or Duvivier or even a journeyman British director like J.
Lee Thompson, with the original bleak ending preserved. And then, of course, there is the ever-present British class aspect which adds an extra dimension. Jul 26, Eithne Murray rated it it was amazing. Marine is a well observed psychological thriller set just before the time of writing in the late 50s. Through flashbacks we are given a very vivid description of wartime and post war Britain.
By now it has almost historical significance. One of the most interesting aspects is the deep understanding Winston Graham has of psychology, which cannot have been current at the time. We gradually come to see how Marnie's childhood has made her into the unpleasant person of today. His depiction of Marnie's Marine is a well observed psychological thriller set just before the time of writing in the late 50s. His depiction of Marnie's initial resistance and eventually healing is utterly believable.
Graham had great kindness towards and understanding of humanity. The novel is perfectly crafted and the main male character is, as is usual with Graham , a manly red blooded male, though not as irascible as Ross Poldark. The movie was somewhat controversial at the time for its relatively frank treatment of sexual problems and today if anything it divides audiences even more.
The novel was very successful at the time. Winston Graham was a best-selling author most widely known for his Poldark historical novels. He also wrote thrillers and Marnie fits into the latter category. Marnie is a thief.
And a very successful one. Her crimes are intricately planned and daring. She has devised a remarkably successful modus operandi. This is easy for her because she has a natural gift for mathematics which employers quickly recognise.
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She is also a very competent employee and even in the short time she stays in a job she usually wins promotion. After that the successful completion of the robbery is just a matter of waiting for the ideal time.
It may take weeks, but the results are inevitable. Marnie has created a whole series of these false identities and has carried out a whole series of robberies but she covers her tracks very thoroughly indeed. The fact is that Marnie is so gifted and capable that she could easily make a success of any job. She has no real need to steal. At least she has no material need to be a thief.
But she does have a deep psychological need to do so. Marnnie has issues, and although she has never admitted it to herself those issues revolve around sex. Marnie believes she is happy. She also believes that she steals in order to support her invalid mother. She makes the mistake of staying there longer than usual, and she makes the further mistake of becoming involved on a social level with the people there.
In particular with two men.
Marnie has never had any interest in men, or in love or marriage or sex. She especially has had no interest in sex. She is a virgin and she intends to stay that way. Her mother has told her how disgusting the sexual aspects of marriage are and Marnie has no intention of finding out about such distasteful matters for herself. Despite this she allows herself to become friendly with two men, Terry Holbrook and Mark Rutland, both descendants of the original founders of the firm.I told my friend, Look, all you have to do is grab it and put it in your pocket like it's no big deal.
She is a virgin and she intends to stay that way. Unavailable for download. She was, after all, virtually blackmailed into marriage. Jun 11, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mark has discovered where she keeps her horse stabled and tracks her down.
Aug 23, Petra X rated it really liked it Shelves: Error rating book. She is twenty-three when she has finished another heist and her employer Mark Rutland tracks her down.