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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.
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Average rating: 3.77 · 49,723 ratings · 3,519 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Dark-Adapted Eye

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3.93 avg rating — 9,383 ratings — published 1986 — 61 editions
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The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

3.75 avg rating — 5,368 ratings — published 1998 — 60 editions
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Anna's Book

3.92 avg rating — 4,563 ratings — published 1993 — 56 editions
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A Fatal Inversion

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3.94 avg rating — 4,178 ratings — published 1987 — 43 editions
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The Brimstone Wedding

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3.83 avg rating — 4,060 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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The House of Stairs

3.78 avg rating — 3,704 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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Grasshopper

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3.73 avg rating — 3,242 ratings — published 2000 — 33 editions
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No Night is Too Long

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3.78 avg rating — 2,856 ratings — published 1994
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The Minotaur

3.64 avg rating — 2,731 ratings — published 2005
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The Child's Child

3.16 avg rating — 2,689 ratings — published 2012 — 38 editions
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“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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Poll, Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group, February 2022

 
  117 votes 38.2%

 
  67 votes 21.9%

A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine (a.k.a. Ruth Rendell)
 
  51 votes 16.7%

 
  38 votes 12.4%

 
  33 votes 10.8%

306 total votes
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