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V. C. Andrews (1923–1986)

Autor(a) de Flowers In The Attic

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About the Author

Born on June 6, 1924 in Portsmouth, Va., Virginia Cleo ("V. C.") Andrews was one of three children of William Henry and Lillian Lilnora. Andrews worked as a commercial fashion and portrait artist for a time. However, after her father's death in the late 1960s and the family's subsequent move to mostrar mais Manchester, Mo, she began what she described as "closet" writing. It was her publisher's decision to use the initials V. C. rather than her full name. This was done for the purpose of neutralizing her gender so as to sell to adult male audiences; the common belief was that men did not like to read books by women writers. Andrews eventually became a full-time writer. Her first novel was a science fiction fantasy entitled The Gods of the Green Mountains, published in 1972. In 1980, she published the bestseller Flowers in the Attic, followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows; all of which comprise the Dollanganger Series. Andrews died of breast cancer on December 19, 1986, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After her death, her family hired a ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, to finish the manuscripts she had started. He would complete the next two novels, Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts, and they were published soon after. These two novels are considered the last to bear the "V. C. Andrews" name and to be almost completely written by Andrews herself. She left a legacy of books that have been sold worldwide and translated into 13 foreign languages. (Bowker Author Biography) V.C. Andrews' novels have sold more than eighty-five million copies and have been translated into sixteen foreign languages. All 38 of V.C. Andrews' novels have hit the New York Times bestseller list. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por V. C. Andrews

Flowers In The Attic (1979) 6,232 exemplares
Petals On The Wind (1980) 3,038 exemplares
If There Be Thorns (1981) 2,647 exemplares
Seeds Of Yesterday (1984) 2,247 exemplares
Garden Of Shadows (1987) 2,121 exemplares
My Sweet Audrina (1982) 1,888 exemplares
Heaven (Casteel Saga) (1985) 1,670 exemplares
Dark Angel (1986) 1,421 exemplares
Fallen Hearts (1988) 1,280 exemplares
Web of Dreams (1990) 1,210 exemplares
Gates of Paradise (1989) 1,206 exemplares
Dawn (1990) 1,173 exemplares
Ruby (Landry Saga) (1994) 1,066 exemplares
Secrets of the Morning (1990) 1,018 exemplares
Twilight's Child (Cutler) (1990) 945 exemplares
Midnight Whispers (1990) 910 exemplares
Pearl in the Mist (1994) 905 exemplares
Melody (1996) 846 exemplares
All That Glitters (1995) 846 exemplares
Darkest Hour (1993) 826 exemplares
Hidden Jewel (1995) 821 exemplares
Unfinished Symphony (1997) 746 exemplares
Tarnished Gold (1996) 741 exemplares
Heart Song (1997) 730 exemplares
Music in the Night (Logan) (1998) 688 exemplares
Rain (2000) 662 exemplares
Olivia (1999) 656 exemplares
Runaways (1998) 619 exemplares
Lightning Strikes (2000) 592 exemplares
Eye of the Storm (Hudson Family) (2000) 562 exemplares
Into the Garden (Wildflowers) (1999) 516 exemplares
The End of the Rainbow (2000) 509 exemplares
Willow (2002) 505 exemplares
Butterfly (1998) 502 exemplares
Celeste (2004) 474 exemplares
Crystal (1998) 457 exemplares
Brooke (1998) 453 exemplares
Raven (1998) 429 exemplares
Wicked Forest (2002) 428 exemplares
Twisted Roots (2002) 427 exemplares
Black Cat (2004) 407 exemplares
Secrets In The Attic (2007) 406 exemplares
Broken Wings (2003) 404 exemplares
Misty (Wildflowers) (1999) 392 exemplares
Into The Woods (2003) 382 exemplares
Falling Stars (2001) 376 exemplares
Star (1999) 360 exemplares
Child Of Darkness (2005) 360 exemplares
Orphans (1998) 360 exemplares
Jade (1999) 354 exemplares
Midnight Flight (2003) 353 exemplares
Cat (1999) 348 exemplares
Hidden Leaves (2003) 343 exemplares
Broken Flower (2006) 341 exemplares
Cinnamon (2001) 334 exemplares
April Shadows (2005) 327 exemplares
Scattered Leaves (2007) 312 exemplares
Girl In The Shadows (2006) 287 exemplares
Honey (2001) 286 exemplares
Rose (2001) 285 exemplares
Daughter Of Darkness (2010) 284 exemplares
Ice (2001) 281 exemplares
Secrets In The Shadows (2008) 281 exemplares
Delia's Crossing (2008) 264 exemplares
Shooting Stars Omnibus (2001) 242 exemplares
Delia's Heart (2008) 233 exemplares
The Heavenstone Secrets (2009) 232 exemplares
Secret Whispers (2010) 210 exemplares
Delia's Gift (2009) 203 exemplares
Secrets of Foxworth (2014) 194 exemplares
The Unwelcomed Child (2014) 194 exemplares
Family Storms (2011) 188 exemplares
Secret Brother (Dollanganger) (2015) 164 exemplares
Cloudburst (2011) 154 exemplares
Forbidden Sister (2013) 141 exemplares
Into The Darkness (2012) 132 exemplares
Daughter Of Light (2012) 123 exemplares
The Mirror Sisters (2016) 123 exemplares
Beneath the Attic (2019) 120 exemplares
Whitefern (2) (The Audrina Series) (2016) 118 exemplares
Roxy's Story (2013) 110 exemplares
Bittersweet Dreams (2015) 109 exemplares
Sage's Eyes (2016) 103 exemplares
Broken Glass (2017) 84 exemplares
Casteel Series Books 1-5 (1985) 83 exemplares
The Silhouette Girl (2019) 83 exemplares
House of Secrets (2018) 65 exemplares
Gods of Green Mountain (2004) 55 exemplares
Dark Seed (2001) 54 exemplares
Landry Saga (1989) 53 exemplares
Capturing Angels (2012) 44 exemplares
Out of the Rain (2021) 38 exemplares
Heaven / Dawn / Ruby (1997) 36 exemplares
The Forbidden Heart (2013) 35 exemplares
Becoming My Sister (2022) 30 exemplares
The De Beers Family Series (2002) 18 exemplares
Gathering Clouds 8 exemplares
Cage of Love (2001) 7 exemplares
Les Jumeaux -1 Céleste (2007) 4 exemplares
Heaven [and] Dark Angel Omnibus (1987) 4 exemplares
Les secrets de l'aube (1994) 3 exemplares
背徳のオルゴール (1991) 3 exemplares
Wild flowers (2003) 2 exemplares
Delia-serie 2 exemplares
Kto wiatr sieje (2013) 2 exemplares
La hora más oscura (2006) 2 exemplares
Petalos al viento (1982) 2 exemplares
Enfant du crepuscule (1994) 2 exemplares
Les démons de la nuit (1996) 2 exemplares
Fortiden fanger (1988) 2 exemplares
Rain [2006 film] (2007) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Svart Ängel 2 exemplares
Mi dulce Audrina 1 exemplar
Le chant du coeur 1 exemplar
Melody omnibus 1 exemplar
Hudson omnibus 1 exemplar
Geheimen-serie 1 exemplar
Rose (Étoiles filantes) (2006) 1 exemplar
A jesli ciernie (polish) (2012) 1 exemplar
Rodzina Casteel (2013) 1 exemplar
Upadle serca (2014) 1 exemplar
Ogrod cieni (2013) 1 exemplar
Mroczny las (2017) 1 exemplar
Les racines veneneuses (2004) 1 exemplar
En fuite ! (Les orphelines.) (2001) 1 exemplar
Omnibus (2010) 1 exemplar
Petals on the Wind (2014) 1 exemplar
Gypsy Eyes 1 exemplar
Muted Voices 1 exemplar
Gyngestolen (1985) 1 exemplar
En plass på jorden (1985) 1 exemplar
6 V.c. Andrews Books (1994) 1 exemplar
V.C. Andrews (Boxed Set) (1987) 1 exemplar
Aurora 1 exemplar
Eden's Children (2023) 1 exemplar
Simsek (2009) 1 exemplar
Dunkle Sterne (2005) 1 exemplar
Moja zlatá Audrina (2001) 1 exemplar
De venter på mor... (1988) 1 exemplar
V. C. Andrews 1 exemplar
Djevelens yngel (1981) 1 exemplar
Die Orphan-Saga 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Rod Serling's the Twilight Zone Magazine 1983 05 May-June (1983) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Andrews, Virginia
Nome legal
Andrews, Cleo Virginia
Outros nomes
Andrews, Virginia C.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Local de nascimento
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Local de falecimento
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Causa da morte
breast cancer
Locais de residência
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA(birth)
Manchester, Missouri, USA
Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

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Cleo Virginia Andrews, beter bekend als V. C. Andrews of Virginia C. Andrews (Portsmouth, 6 juni 1923 - 19 december 1986) was een Amerikaanse romanschrijfster. Virginia Andrews' boeken behoren tot de genres gothic horror en familiegeschiedenis. Veel boeken hebben te maken met familiegeheimen en verboden liefde. Haar bekendste boek uit de Dollanganger-serie is Flowers in the Attic (Bloemen op Zolder) uit 1979. Dit is een verhaal over vier kinderen die op de zolder van hun fanatiek-religieuze oma worden verstopt. Andrews overleed op 63-jarige leeftijd in 1986 aan borstkanker. Haar romans waren zo succesvol dat na haar dood door haar erfgenamen een ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, werd ingehuurd om meer verhalen te schrijven onder haar naam. Virginia was het jongste kind en enige dochter van de Andrews familie. Als 15-jarige viel Andrews op school van een trap waardoor ze de rest van haar leven een rolstoel moest gebruiken. Na een vierjarige opleiding slaagde ze erin om een succesvolle commerciële kunstenaar, illustrator en portretschilder te worden. Later in haar leven wendde ze zich tot het schrijven. Haar eerste roman, getiteld Gods of Green Mountain (in het sciencefiction genre) bleef ongepubliceerd en werd uitgebracht als een e-boek in 2004. In 1975 voltooide Andrews een manuscript voor een roman die ze The Obsessed noemde. De roman werd teruggestuurd met de suggestie dat ze het verhaal wat moest uitbreiden en verlevendigen. In latere interviews beweert Andrews de nodige aanpassingen in één nacht te hebben doorgevoerd. Ze diende het manuscript opnieuw in, nu onder de titel Flowers in the Attic. De roman werd gepubliceerd in 1979 en was meteen een succes, Het bereikte de top van de bestsellerlijsten in slechts twee weken. Elk jaar daarna tot aan haar dood publiceerde Andrews een nieuwe roman en met elke publicatie verdiende zij grotere voorschotten en groeide haar lezerspubliek verder aan. Na Andrews' dood in 1986 werden haar twee laatste romans Garden of Shadows en Fallen Hearts gepubliceerd. Deze twee romans worden beschouwd als de laatste die de "VC Andrews" naam dragen en bijna volledig door Andrews zelf geschreven zijn.



Any VC Andrews fans? Assistance needed. em The Green Dragon (Abril 2013)


they made this series into lifetime TV movies so I have been slowly reading the series to keep up with the movie releases, pleasantly surprised that I actually did enjoy this one and the second so far.
b00kdarling87 | 185 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |

I can never really say I was ever a big fan of VC Andrews. I am starting to rethink that because I really did enjoy this book. Just like the Gates of Paradise I picked this up because I had planned on watching the lifetime movies with mom. The Casteel series was the last of the family sagas that V.C. Andrews had a hand in before she died and her ghostwriter took over. Which is something I didn’t know. It's impossible not to compare it to the Dollanganger series, especially since both dark melodramatic poor examples of what we or at least what I expect “family” to be
HEAVEN is about a young girl named Heaven Leigh (get it?) Casteel. She lives in the hills, cramped in a small shed with her four other siblings, grandparents, father, and stepmother. She is the only child from her father's first marriage; her mother died in childbirth, and her father kept her on a pedestal in his mind. No other woman can match up, not even his daughters or his new wife, so he mostly ignores his children, abuses his wife, and is a regular attendee of the local "den of ill repute" despite the fact that they're all starving. I found the father repulsive and the kids all charming. The descriptions were beautifully done even though they were brutal and sad.

Heaven catches the eye of a rich boy because of her beauty, and this is a must for of Andrews's, too: there's always a soft and sensitive boy hero figure to whisk the heroine away from her wretched life-- until he proves to be just as disturbing as everyone else, only better at hiding it. Logan doesn't have a chance to show off any true colors he might have, though, as Heaven's father gets an STD, and kind of loses it after his wife has a deformed stillborn child; he gets the brilliant idea that the solution to their money problems is to sell off his children for $500/ea. to local rich people in the area.

Heaven gets sent off to live with a woman named Kitty, but her nickname could be "Mommy Dearest." She lives in a house filled with creepy ceramic animals and everything is pink. She has violent mood swings, and living in Casa de Crazy, you could find yourself having your hair lovingly combed out one minute, only to be thrown into a scalding hot Lysol bath the next Her only solace in this house is Kitty's young husband, Cal, but his feelings towards Heaven-- as you would expect-- aren't exactly pure. The feelings that would later ruin things with someone else.

HEAVEN was a good book and by good book I mean you have to have an open mind for the dark parts of it and you have to be okay with the writing which is great in some areas and falls short in others. I will be continuing the series if only to see how the tornado that is this series finally touches down.
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b00kdarling87 | 26 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
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So, I wanted to watch this movie with my mom on lifetime. So, I decided I was going to read the book first. I had no idea it was the fourth book in a series but I have some thoughts.
I'm not sure that Heaven had to be killed here, but I suppose we wouldn't have seen Tony Tatterton any other way; or at least in the way he did here. He turns out being the controlling, manipulator, He tells Annie that he has the chance to make amends and wants to, and maybe he did which is the sad part. Unfortunately for him he can't be any other way so he literally pays off Drake so they could keep Annie away from her past and what's left of her family especially Luke. I loved Luke and Annie’s forbidden love story in the beginning because it was written in the true Andrews style.

I don't agree with many of the reviews where Annie is accused of being whiny and spoiled; no Annie is not as strong as Heaven but in all fairness, she never had to face the obstacles Heaven did and had no reason to until now. Considering what happened to her I think Annie did show a lot of strength and defiance in some ways, especially when she was faced with Tony and Drake's lies, but she was annoying in her near obsession of Luke who she thought was her half-brother at one time. I was annoyed that she be upset at the thought of his finding a possible girlfriend why were they allowed to become so close like this? They weren't locked up together like Chris and Cathy so in some ways its bizarre. It's okay that they were close but to develop those kinds of feelings. It's not like they didn't have lives outside each other's and yet it seems that way. Oh well. In getting back to Tony like I said just pathetic. That he could still have that old lust for the young Leigh; how sad. I guess Leigh came back through Heaven and then through Annie and so on.

Still not a bad book just wish Heaven didn't have to die and the way she did too. No surprise that Fanny's jealousy drove her to her death practically. But why would Heaven being the strong-willed woman she always was; get in a car with a drunk Logan when a storm was about to start? She knew the storm was starting and she knew Logan had enough to drink; more than anything why did they put up with Fanny? Why even go to that party when all she did was keep throwing her affair with Logan in their face? I will be back tracking this series because I need to see how it started.
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b00kdarling87 | 15 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
Im slowly falling in love with this series but that is because they are making them into movies and the writing is fantastic
b00kdarling87 | 45 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |



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