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E. Phillips Oppenheim

Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers.

Early life

Edward Phillips Oppenheim was born 22 October 1866 in Leicester, the son of Henrietta Susannah Temperley Budd and Edward John Oppenheim, a leather merchant. He worked in his father's business for almost twenty years. He went to Wyggeston Grammar School.

Career

Oppenheim's literary success enabled him to buy a villa in France and a yacht, then a house in Guernsey, though he lost access to this during the Second World War. Afterwards he regained the house, le Vanquiédor in St. Peter Port, and he died there on 3 February 1946.

Personal life

In 1892 Oppenheim married Elise Clara Hopkins. They lived in Evington, Leicestershire until the First World War, and had one daughter. During the war he worked for the Ministry of Information.

Further reading

  • Autobiography, The Pool of Memory (1941) at Project Gutenberg Australia
  • The sole biography of Oppenheim is Prince of Storytellers: The Life of E. Phillips Oppenheim by Robert Standish, pseudonym of Digby George Gerahty. London: Peter Davies 1957.
  • Three Oppenheim compilations published by Stark House Press, Secrets & Sovereigns: The Uncollected Stories of E. Phillips Oppenheim (2004); Ghosts & Gamblers: The Further Uncollected Stories (2009); and, The Amazing Judgment / Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures (2014), were edited and provided introductions and collector's bibliographies by Daniel Paul Morrison.

Bibliography

Novels

Oppenheim produced more than 100 novels between 1887 and 1943. They include:

Short story collections

Most of Oppenheim's 37 collections of short stories, 26 of which have been published in the United States, are series with sustained interest in which one group of characters appears throughout.

Film adaptations

References

External links

  • Works by Edward Phillips Oppenheim at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by E. Phillips Oppenheim at Faded Page (Canada)
  • ebooks by E Phillips Oppenheim at Project Gutenberg Australia
  • Works by or about Edward Phillips Oppenheim at Internet Archive
  • Works by E. Phillips Oppenheim at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
  • 1927 Time cover featuring Oppenheim
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim, Prince of Story Tellers at the Wayback Machine (archived 26 October 2009) Daniel Paul Morrison's site which contains extensive lists of writings by Oppenheim.
  • The Free Library
  • Works at Open Library


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