Eric Knight





Eric Knight

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born
December 13, 1901

died
January 15, 1943


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An author who is mainly notable for creating the fictional collie Lassie.

He was a native of Yorkshire in England, and had a varied career, including service in the Canadian Army during World War I and spells as an art student, newspaper reporter and Hollywood screenwriter.

His first novel was Song on Your Bugles (1936) about the working class in Northern England. As "Richard Hallas," he wrote the hardboiled genre novel "You Play The Black and The Red Comes Up" (1938). Knight's "This Above All" is considered one of the significant novels of The Second World War.

Knight and his wife Jere Knight raised collies on their farm in Pleasant Valley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His novel Lassie Come-Home (ISBN 0030441013) appeared in 1940. It was adapt...more


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Lassie Come-Home
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 15,289 ratings — published 1940 — 53 editions
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This Above All
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1940 — 4 editions
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You Play the Black and the ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1938 — 10 editions
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Sam Small Flies Again
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1942 — 4 editions
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An Unworthy Outcast
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Song On Your Bugles
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1937
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The Open Window and other s...
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Reframe: How to solve the w...
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