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by maisonvivante
Sat 20 Oct, 2007 21:04:28
Forum: Swaps or Sales
Topic: Library of the Occult Hardcovers on ebay Ending Today!
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

I had not even known these three titles existed in hardcover (in this series). I *do* have the Dumas HORROR AT FONTENAY, which was issued in hardcover in the U.S., apparently a one-off. Actually, one of the first conversations Bob and I had was about these hardcovers. I think he updated the Occult ...
by maisonvivante
Thu 18 Oct, 2007 17:17:12
Forum: Swaps or Sales
Topic: Library of the Occult Hardcovers on ebay Ending Today!
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Library of the Occult Hardcovers on ebay Ending Today!

Hi guys. I wish I could have posted here more lately. It's still kind of sad for me. Bob and I had some nice chats over email and I still can't believe he's gone. But anyway. . . I wanted to let you guys know that I'm selling 3 hardcover Library of the Occult books in one auction. As you guys may kn...
by maisonvivante
Fri 13 Apr, 2007 02:15:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: We're Back!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7139

I'm so glad to find this site back. I was avoiding looking here. Bob will be sorely missed. But he started something that will carry on. . .
by maisonvivante
Tue 7 Nov, 2006 22:04:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "Dessert Island Wheatley"
Replies: 18
Views: 12229

Have you got all the intro's online? Not yet, but am in the middle of doing so. Will let you know when I've finished." Excellent! That is much appreciated. I've slowly been piecing my DW Library of the Occult together, but it isn't easy, especially living in the U.S. I'm sending that "Dracula" intr...
by maisonvivante
Fri 3 Nov, 2006 21:34:50
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "Dessert Island Wheatley"
Replies: 18
Views: 12229

gloomysundae wrote:You call that boring?

Then again, I might cheat and go for the DW Library Of The Occult edition of Dracula as I'm still trying to get over his introduction.
You've got me curious--what does his introduction say? I don't have that particular volume in the DWLotO yet.
by maisonvivante
Fri 3 Nov, 2006 02:02:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Were any novels adapted for TV/ radio?
Replies: 3
Views: 3776

I'm surprised Radio BBC 4 has never done any dramtizations of Wheatley's work. They are quite conducive to it.
by maisonvivante
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 21:29:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Polanski's "The Ninth Gate:" DW influenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 7249

Fascinating insight, thanks maisonvivante . I must get out and find myself a copy of The Ninth Gate . I was totally in ignorance about it being an adaptation of one of Dumas' titles, which in itself has interesting connections, as DW freely confessed that he based his de Richleau tales on Dumas' wo...
by maisonvivante
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 04:29:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Polanski's "The Ninth Gate:" DW influenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 7249

Polanski's "The Ninth Gate:" DW influenced?

I just watched Roman Polanksi's film from 1999 "The Ninth Gate," and was struck by how much of it seem Wheatley-esque. The idea of a Satanic mystery, the travel through Europe, the mysterious femme fatale who turns out to be a guardian angel of sorts--all seemed very much in the Wheatley tradition. ...
by maisonvivante
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 03:54:47
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 30296

Greetings and welcome maisonvivante . We in the UK and our forefathers/mothers, who can never get enough of DW have never understood why DW never made it into the top-sellers on the other side of the pond. Perhaps you have always been a bit more sensitive as to the non-pc elements of his writing? I...
by maisonvivante
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 03:43:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 20434

Bob Rothwell wrote:
maisonvivante wrote:Wheatley's restraint gives his books more suspense, in my opinion.
I doubt that was DW's design - more likely the restraining hand of his agent/publisher!
Interesting. But even still, I can't imagine him doing things without taste or being overtly crude and vulgar.
by maisonvivante
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 03:40:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28865

Bob, that's really too bad. I actually live outside of Los Angeles, and my partner works in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. He was (believe it or not!) casually working on a "Toby Jugg" script (very faithful to the novel) when we got the news that BBC had beaten us to the punch. We were ann...
by maisonvivante
Wed 1 Nov, 2006 21:19:55
Forum: The Launching of Roger Brook
Topic: Ok, and The Launching of RB...
Replies: 1
Views: 4594

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While I originally was drawn to Wheatley more for the occult/mystery aspects of his work, I've actually enjoyed his historical work as much or more. This novel had a similar feel to "The Prisoner in the Mask" and they both reminded me of Dumas. I found "Roger" a very ...
by maisonvivante
Wed 1 Nov, 2006 21:09:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 20434

Fascinating discussion, guys. I mentioned in my introduction that I wouldn't care for a little editing of Wheatley's novels to make them more PC (horror of horrors, but I'm a realist, I guess). That may sound blasphemous to some, I know, but it was done with Christie and has served her novels quite ...
by maisonvivante
Wed 1 Nov, 2006 20:57:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28865

I'm in the U.S., so I haven't seen this program, but it doesn't sound like I have missed much. I'm actually amazed. The book is so easily adaptable to a suspenseful supernatural thriller! I'm shocked they dropped the ball. I almost get the sense (from your reviews) that the BBC was sort of embarasse...
by maisonvivante
Wed 1 Nov, 2006 20:52:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 30296

Greetings, everyone. I am a 30-ish male from the United States. I was introduced to Dennis Wheatley a couple of years ago when (on a whim) I purchased the entire Heron collection of his novels off of ebay. I am a voracious reader, and English literature is my particular favorite. Having worked my wa...

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