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by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes

eBook The Lodger (Large Print Edition) download ISBN: 0554267403
Author: Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Publisher: BiblioLife; Large type / large print edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1615 kb
Fb2: 1679 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

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Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Lowndes (née Belloc; 5 August 1868 – 14 November 1947), who wrote as Marie Belloc Lowndes, was a prolific English novelist, and sister of author Hilaire Belloc. Active from 1898 until her death, she had a literary reputation for combining exciting incidents with psychological interest

by Marie Belloc Lowndes. large mourningring, both gifts of former employers

by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,and mine acquaintance into darkness. large mourningring, both gifts of former employers. When people are living near that deep pit which divides the securefrom the insecure-when they see themselves creeping closer andcloser to its dread edge-they are apt, however loquacious bynature, to fall into long silences. Bunting had always been atalker, but now he talked no more.

Belloc Lowndes (Adelaide Julie Elizabeth Renee) (1868-1947) who wrote under the pen name Philip Curtin was a British author who wrote The Philosophy of the Marquise (1899), His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII (1901), The Prince and Princess of Wales (1902), The Heart of Penelope (1904), Barbara Rebell (1905), The. Pulse of Life: A Story of a Passing Life (1908), Studies in Wives (1909), The Uttermost Farthing (1910), When No Man Pursueth (1910), Jane Oglander (1911), Mary Pechell (1912), The Chink in the Armour (1912), The Lodger (1913), Studies in Love and in Terror (1913)

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The lodger’s tray was soon ready; everything upon it nicely and daintily arranged. Mrs. Bunting knew how to wait upon a gentleman. Putting the tray down in the hall, she went into her sitting-room and took up the Book; but when back in the hall she hesitated a moment as to whether it was worth while to make two journeys. But, no, she thought she could manage; clasping the large, heavy volume under her arm, and taking up the tray, she walked slowly up the staircase. The new lodger had turned all those nice framed engravings of the early Victorian beauties, of which Mrs. Bunting had been so proud, with their faces to the wall! For a moment she was really too surprised to speak.

Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes () was a prolific English novelist

Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes () was a prolific English novelist. She was much praised for her unique writing style, which combines thrilling events and psychological insights.

Marie Adelaide Lowndes . .has been added to your Cart. In The Lodger, Lowndes creates a very atmospheric, psychological thriller and suspense. Lowndes uses a slowly evolving, subtle mystery with clues along the way. She manages to accomplish by not telling all, and letting the reader make their own conclusions about several key plot elements. In The Lodger, the atmosphere is established from the get go-with a murderer on the loose, is it safe to go out at night?

Marie Belloc-Lowndes. Although the author skillfully brings the reader through the realization that the main character is in peril; the naivety of that danger to the main character is extremely plausible and makes the suspense much more frightening.

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Comments: (7)
Dorizius
A deliciously creepy thriller reminiscent of an old Vincent Price movie. Its the kind of book you read with black and white pictures forming in your mind. Very atmospheric and spooky.

IN A NUTSHELL :
A destitute couple who own a small lodging house (empty of guests) are gradually pawning their belongings to fill their bellies, when out of nowhere there's a knock on the door. A "gentleman" looking for secluded lodging...

Soon, the hackles of suspicion are raised in the mind of the missus. But what to do? If their lodger really is the deranged killer (think Jack the Ripper) then they lose their tenant. Their income. Their food. Better to keep quiet. Keep quiet and wait...

This was really good. (And free on kindle). Its very high in atmosphere but no gore whatsoever. I love how the London fog drifts into the houses, fills hallways and creeps up the stairs...eeeeek!

Why 4 stars?
The middle was a tad repetitive (what if he's the "Avenger"? What should I doooo..??), the motive for the killings was never really explained, and the author was overly fond of the word "deprecating " throughout.

But its a good story. Very good.

CONTENT:

SEX: None
PROFANITY: None
VIOLENCE: Virtually none
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS: None

MY RATING : G
Dagdatus
“It’s not safe to leave a front door open in London…”

In The Lodger, Lowndes creates a very atmospheric, psychological thriller and suspense. She manages to accomplish by not telling all, and letting the reader make their own conclusions about several key plot elements. Lowndes uses a slowly evolving, subtle mystery with clues along the way. With a Jack the Ripper-like killer on the loose, confusing and befuddling the authorities and leaving cryptic messages near the victims, an uneasy feeling resides in London. In The Lodger, the atmosphere is established from the get go—with a murderer on the loose, is it safe to go out at night? Can the authorities outwit him?

There are many elements that add to the dimension of suspense: foggy and bleak London, a mysterious lodger who resides with the Buntings, a tense inquest, a visit to the Museum of Horrors. At the center of the novel are the Buntings, a couple who, down on their luck, decide to let a room to a rather eccentric and odd lodger, Mr. Sleuth. We see the story from mostly the Buntings point of view, and as more fall victim in London, there is a sense that this killer named The Avenger is too smart for all. Mr. Bunting has a sort of morbid fascination with the case, and one of the men who is part of the investigation, Mr. Chandler, stops by to give Mr. Bunting updates on their findings. Bunting’s daughter, Daisy, comes to visit and also has an interest in the case as well. ** spoiler alert** On the other side is Mrs. Bunting, who internalizes her shocking thoughts about who the killer may be.

Great, intense psychological thriller. One that really works and build to a solid finish.
Thorgaginn
Most of this book was very enjoyable. But the closer to the end it, the worse it got. Then it culminated in a contrived ending which was neither believable nor exciting nor uplifting. It is a shame that this is the most famous book by Mrs. Lowndes. I will read more of her works and hope that this one is not the best. I did read her collection of stories entitled "Studies in Love and Terror", and I really enjoyed the last story in that book which was entitled "Why She Married Him". So, I'm not ready to give up on this author yet. I do like the way that she uses language and she does not engage in gratuitous descriptions of people or places. She likes to twist nouns into verbs and both into adjectives so that her prose is very lively and entertaining.
Mavegelv
Okay, this book was predictable BUT the tense psychological pressure was overwhelming. The book was slow in some spots, but the tension built slowly, like a teakettle about to boil. HOWEVER, I couldn't understand why the Buntings never reported The Lodger to the police, even the young detective who paid social calls on them. Also with the arrival of Daisy, I would think the couple would be so afraid that she would become one of his victims! Strangely, the couple felt PROTECTIVE towards The Lodger. It is almost like they were in denial of the possibility that he was The Avenger. I know quite a few movies were made based on the book. I just wonder if any of them are really any good and capture the fearful tension communicated in the book.
fire dancer
Who can resist a good Jack the Ripper story? Or technically Ripperesque as the case may be here. The Lodger is considered something of a classic and I'm sure I've seen a film adaptation at some point, seemed like a book worth a read. And so it was, I didn't love it, but it was interesting. Sort of like a dated Ruth Rendell story style wise set during a reign of a homicidal Ripperlike (though more prolific) maniac in London with a married couple of former servants taking in a lodger due to their impecunious circumstances and then slowly getting clued in that maybe the quiet gentleman upstairs isn't quite what he seems. Despite the lack of likeable characters, the suspense was well maintained, with Mrs. Bunting's fascination with her charge turning from servitudish/maternal/protective to something more appropriately akin to fear being the main motif and the main reader's perspective on the entire claustrophobic nightmare. For fans of psychological horror this is certainly worth the three hours of effort. For a 103 year old story it holds up quite decently, because, after all, how well can a person really claim to know another, plus it's a potent cautionary tale on stranger dangers and, in this day and age of ride/house/etc. shares, inviting someone into your space. Very strong ending shows a significant amount of talent in the genre, the author was quite prolific and this is her most famous book.