Barbara Vine





Barbara Vine


Born
in The United Kingdom
February 17, 1930

Died
May 02, 2015

Genre


Pseudonym of Ruth Rendell.

Rendell created a third strand of writing with the publication of A Dark Adapted Eye under her pseudonym Barbara Vine in 1986. Books such as King Solomon's Carpet, A Fatal Inversion and Anna's Book (original UK title Asta's Book) inhabit the same territory as her psychological crime novels while they further develop themes of family misunderstandings and the side effects of secrets kept and crimes done. Rendell is famous for her elegant prose and sharp insights into the human mind, as well as her ability to create cogent plots and characters. Rendell has also injected the social changes of the last 40 years into her work, bringing awareness to such issues as domestic violence and the change in the status of women.

Average rating: 3.77 · 28,240 ratings · 2,421 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
A Dark-Adapted Eye

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3.98 avg rating — 5,888 ratings — published 1986 — 42 editions
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A Fatal Inversion

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3.96 avg rating — 2,681 ratings — published 1987 — 30 editions
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The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

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3.78 avg rating — 2,744 ratings — published 1998 — 52 editions
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Anna's Book

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The Brimstone Wedding

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3.83 avg rating — 1,883 ratings — published 1995 — 45 editions
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The Minotaur

3.57 avg rating — 1,964 ratings — published 2005 — 40 editions
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The House of Stairs

3.87 avg rating — 1,570 ratings — published 1988 — 29 editions
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The Child's Child

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Grasshopper

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3.73 avg rating — 1,369 ratings — published 2000 — 31 editions
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King Solomon's Carpet

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3.79 avg rating — 1,250 ratings — published 1991 — 39 editions
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More books by Barbara Vine…
“Without me, without me,
Everyday's misery.
But with me - am I wrong?
No night is too long!”
Barbara Vine, No Night is Too Long

“Our children, when young, are part of ourselves. When they grow up they are just other people.”
Barbara Vine, The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

“His books distracted him for a while. They were like the aspirins you take when you've got a headache. They kill the pain for two hours and then it comes back.”
Barbara Vine, Gallowglass

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