The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog: A Silent-Photoplay Edition

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog: A Silent-Photoplay Edition


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. . . A knock at the door and a mysterious stranger enters the lives of a private, unassuming English couple, their daughter and her beau, a hard-driven investigator for the British police, pulling them into a maelstrom of suspicion and terror. In the neighborhood, a mysterious series of Ripper-like murders are occurring, the only clues being mysterious triangular calling-cards bearing the name -- "The Avenger" -- left on the bodies of the victims.

Who is he?

The police are at a loss; Whitechapel is in an uproar; neighbors are suspicious of neighbors; fear runs rampant. . . .

The first of many films to bear the stamp of his unmistakable genius, Sir Alfred Hitchcock transformed Marie Belloc Lowndes' thrilling 1913 novel of murder, mystery and intrigue into his first masterpiece, a British film from 1927 that would gain the director international acclaim and establish a pattern Hitchcock would return to over and over throughout his extensive cinematic career.

This, the first novel based on the Jack the Ripper killings, is accompanied by images from Hitchcock's silent film and extensive Appendices. It is the second volume in a series of Silent-Photoplay Editions based upon famous films of the silent era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508463474
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Series: Silent- Photoplay Series , #2
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

ROY A. SITES, a native of Ohio, currently resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with his beautiful wife, Gail, and two cats - Ebony and Cali. They were both rescue animals. They are both spoiled. He is a life-long lover of the arts, literature and film. He is also an accomplished musician who performs regularly at venues throughout Central Florida. Roy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of South Florida. He received the King-O'Neal Medal in 1984, the University's highest award for academic excellence, for his work in the Honors Program in Psychology. He subsequently earned his Master of Liberal Arts degree through the Department of Humanities and taught at the University of South Florida for 5 years. Mr. Sites has a long standing interest in ancient, classical and medieval literature. His personal library of over 1000 volumes spans the years 3,000 B.C. to the present, with a heavy emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman literature, Early Church writings and Medieval European literature. He has spent a lifetime viewing, collecting and studying silent films. His Master's thesis, The Reconciliation of Space and Time in Pre-Griffith Cinema, is the foundation for an upcoming book on early film.

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