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John Jakes (1932–2023)

Autor(a) de North and South

238+ Works 18,260 Membros 180 Críticas 28 Favorited

About the Author

John Jakes was born in Chicago in 1932. He studied acting at Northwestern University, where he began writing professionally during his freshman year. Later he enrolled in a creative writing program at DePauw University and received a master's degree in American literature from Ohio State mostrar mais University. Early in his career Jakes wrote copy for a pharmaceutical company and various ad agencies, and authored dozens of short stories encompassing western, mystery and science fiction themes. In March 1973, Jakes commenced work on The Kent Family Chronicles, a multi-volume set portraying American history through the lives of a fictional family. Later works include North and South (1982), California Gold (1989), Homeland (1993), and American Dreams. Six of his major novels have been filmed as television miniseries, and North and South remains one of the highest rated miniseries in the history of television. Jakes is actively involved in the adaptation of North and South for the Broadway stage. John Jakes has been hailed as the godfather of the historical novel, and America's history teacher. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) John William Jakes (b. 1932), American author of fantasy, science fiction, westerns, and historical fiction. Although Jakes uses the name Alan Payne, there are other authors in LT named Alan Payne. Please do not combine them.

Séries

Obras por John Jakes

North and South (1982) 2,128 exemplares, 33 críticas
Love and War (1984) 1,429 exemplares, 17 críticas
Heaven and Hell (1987) 1,292 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Bastard (1974) 1,199 exemplares, 19 críticas
The Rebels (1975) 912 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Seekers (1975) 841 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Furies (1976) 801 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Titans (1976) 759 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Warriors (1977) 741 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Lawless (1978) 689 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Americans (1979) 683 exemplares, 4 críticas
Homeland (1993) 616 exemplares, 7 críticas
Charleston (2002) 575 exemplares, 3 críticas
California Gold (1989) 574 exemplares, 5 críticas
On Secret Service (2000) 497 exemplares, 6 críticas
Savannah or A Gift For Mr Lincoln (2004) 468 exemplares, 7 críticas
Susanna of the Alamo: A True Story (1986) 436 exemplares, 3 críticas
American Dreams (1997) 407 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Gods of Newport (2006) 353 exemplares, 11 críticas
Mention My Name in Atlantis (1972) 177 exemplares, 4 críticas
When the Star Kings Die (1967) 162 exemplares, 2 críticas
Brak the Barbarian (1968) 158 exemplares, 3 críticas
Brak the Barbarian Versus the Sorceress (1969) 131 exemplares, 2 críticas
Brak the Barbarian Versus the Mark of the Demons (1969) 121 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Editor; Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Excalibur! (1980) 99 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Planet Wizard (1969) 97 exemplares, 1 crítica
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1974) 88 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Star Virus / Mask of Chaos (1970) — Autor — 76 exemplares
The Asylum World (1969) 68 exemplares
Six-Gun Planet (1970) — Autor — 63 exemplares
The Bold Frontier (2001) 63 exemplares, 2 críticas
Brak: When The Idols Walked (1978) 62 exemplares
Secrets of Stardeep (1969) 59 exemplares
Best of John Jakes (1977) 54 exemplares
Witch of the Dark Gate (1972) 53 exemplares
Time Gate (1972) 49 exemplares, 2 críticas
Black in Time (1970) 46 exemplares
The Last Magicians (1969) 45 exemplares
The Fortunes of Brak (1980) 42 exemplares
On Wheels (1973) 36 exemplares
The Hybrid (1969) 27 exemplares
Master of the Dark Gate (1970) 27 exemplares
I, Barbarian (1780) 24 exemplares
The Spider Chronicles (2007) 20 exemplares
The Funeral of Tanner Moody (2004) 18 exemplares
Mohawk; the life of Joseph Brant (1969) 17 exemplares
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Editor; Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Monte Cristo #99 (1970) 16 exemplares
Arena (1963) 16 exemplares
Tonight We Steal the Stars (1969) 14 exemplares
Kings Crusader (1977) 14 exemplares
Johnny Havoc meets Zelda (1962) 13 exemplares
Johnny Havoc (1960) 12 exemplares
Veils of Salome (1962) 8 exemplares
Mask of Chaos (1970) 8 exemplares
California Gold; Vol 2 (1989) 7 exemplares
Bastard Photonovel (1980) 7 exemplares
Making It Big (1968) 7 exemplares
Heaven and Hell, Part 1 of 2 (1990) 7 exemplares
Láska a válka, 1. díl (1992) 6 exemplares
Make Mine Mavis (1961) — Autor — 6 exemplares
California Gold; Vol 1 (1989) 5 exemplares
Great Women Reporters (1969) 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Love And War Part 1 Of 2 (1994) 5 exemplares
Wear a Fast Gun (1956) 5 exemplares
The Americans Part 1 Of 2 (1993) 4 exemplares
Give Me This Woman (1962) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Homeland Part 1 Of 2 (1993) 4 exemplares
Sever a Jih, 2. díl (1992) 4 exemplares
The Man From Cannae (1963) 4 exemplares
Storm in a Bottle (Novella) (1977) 4 exemplares
The Seventh Man (1981) 4 exemplares
And So to Bed (1962) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Ghoul's Garden (Novelette) (1973) 3 exemplares
A Night for Treason (1978) 3 exemplares
Sir Scoundrel (1962) 3 exemplares
Let Her Kill Herself 3 exemplares
For I am a jealous people (1972) 2 exemplares
The Dreaming Trees 2 exemplares
Doctor, Doctor! (2000) 2 exemplares
Traitors' Legion 2 exemplares
Heaven and Hell, Part 2 of 2 (1990) 2 exemplares
Great war correspondents (1967) 2 exemplares
Lys & skygge [Bind] 3 (1995) 2 exemplares
GONZAGAS WOMAN 2 exemplares
Night for Treason (1982) 2 exemplares
Kadetterne (1987) 2 exemplares
Lys & skygge [Bind] 2 (1995) 2 exemplares
Machine 2 exemplares
Rocket Stories, April 1953 (1953) 2 exemplares
Ghosts of Stone (Short Story) 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
TEXAS RIDE NORTH, THE 2 exemplares
Lys & skygge [Bind] 1 (1995) 2 exemplares
Kent sagaen: Arvingene (1976) 2 exemplares
De overlevenden (1992) 2 exemplares
Nebe a peklo (1993) 2 exemplares
No Comment 2 exemplares
Kærlighed og krig (1988) 2 exemplares
Miłość i wojna 1 exemplar
Planète à six-coups (1973) 1 exemplar
A Christmas Carol (A Play) (1998) 1 exemplar
Los americanos / (1981) 1 exemplar
Inferno e paradiso (1989) 1 exemplar
Lys & skygge (1995) 1 exemplar
North And South Part 2 Of 2 (1994) 1 exemplar
he Warriors 1 exemplar
De dödsdömda 1 exemplar
Nord et sud t3 (1990) 1 exemplar
Nord et sud t2 (1990) 1 exemplar
Der Gefangene 1 exemplar
Os titãs 1 exemplar
Pioneeri 1 exemplar
Nebesa in pekel 1 exemplar
De immigranten (1992) 1 exemplar
De erfgenamen (1990) 1 exemplar
De strijders (1991) 1 exemplar
De titanen (1991) 1 exemplar
Láska a válka 1. 1 exemplar
Piekło i niebo 1 exemplar
Havoc à vendre (1995) 1 exemplar
Dr. Sweetkill 1 exemplar
Kentin suku 1 exemplar
With Wings 1 exemplar
Centenniel Series 1 exemplar
Holiday for Havoc (1995) 1 exemplar
Frozen Hell 1 exemplar
Homeland Part 2 Of 2 (1993) 1 exemplar
The Defiled Sister 1 exemplar
Újvilág 1-2 (2003) 1 exemplar
Flame Face (Short Story) (1968) 1 exemplar
The Running Hounds 1 exemplar
The Beast 1 exemplar
Karkuri 1 exemplar
Cloak And Dagger 1 exemplar
Os pioneiros 1 exemplar
Brak, der Barbar (2018) 1 exemplar
1990 1 exemplar
1996 1 exemplar
Das Versprechen 1 exemplar
I hemmelig tjeneste (2001) 1 exemplar
Voittajat 1 exemplar
Am Abgrund der Welt (1976) 1 exemplar
Die rote Sirene. (1996) 1 exemplar
This'll Slay You (1973) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Over My Dead Body (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições1,049 exemplares, 30 críticas
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 1: Wizards (1983) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares, 1 crítica
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares, 1 crítica
Flashing Swords! #2 (1973) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares, 4 críticas
Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown: A Treasury of Bizarre Tales Old and New (1993) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares, 2 críticas
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares, 1 crítica
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Contribuidor; Introdução — 103 exemplares, 1 crítica
Heroes and Horrors (1978) — Introdução, algumas edições100 exemplares, 3 críticas
North and South [1985 TV miniseries] (2004) — Original novel — 83 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mammoth Book of Short Fantasy Novels (1986) — Contribuidor, algumas edições77 exemplares, 1 crítica
Orbit 3 (1968) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares, 2 críticas
Swords against Tomorrow (1970) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares, 1 crítica
Guilty As Charged (1996) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Six Science Fiction Plays (Pocket Books Sci-Fi No. 48766) (1975) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares, 2 críticas
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels (1985) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Arbor House Treasury of Detective and Mystery Stories from the Great Pulps (1983) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares, 3 críticas
Frights (1976) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Cloak and Dagger: A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction (1985) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Civil War Ghosts (2006) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (1984) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Dark Mind, Dark Heart (1962) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Introdução; Contribuidor — 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
Prime Suspects (1987) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Hollywood Kills (1993) — Introdução — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1962 August, Vol. 20, No. 6 (1962) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Space Science Fiction, Spring 1957 (Vol. 1 ∙ No.1) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Universe Ahead: Stories of the Future (1975) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 20 (1963) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Horror Gems, Vol. Three: August Derleth and others (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Fantastic Chicago (1991) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Conan the Barbarian [1970] #013 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Conan Saga #5 (1987) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Jakes, John William
Outros nomes
Payne, Alan
Scotland, Jay
Data de nascimento
1932-03-31
Data de falecimento
2023-03-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Educação
Northwestern University
DePauw University (1953)
Ohio State University (MA|American Literature, 1954)
Ocupações
advertising industry
research fellow
novelist
playwright
actor
Organizações
Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America
University of South Carolina
Authors Guild
Dramatists Guild of America
PEN (American)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Prémios e menções honrosas
Cooper Medal (2002)
Western Heritage Literary Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1995)
South Carolina Academy of Authors
Owen Wister Award (2007)
Nota de desambiguação
John William Jakes (b. 1932), American author of fantasy, science fiction, westerns, and historical fiction. Although Jakes uses the name Alan Payne, there are other authors in LT named Alan Payne. Please do not combine them.

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A Satisfying ending to an engrossing Trilogy

If you read the first two installments of this trilogy, then you must complete it with "Heaven and Hell. This book picks up after the end of the Civil War. Reconstruction, and its effects on the South are the main focus of the book. Makes includes many interesting characters and plot twists.


 
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Chrissylou62 | 7 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
This is set in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. It focuses on two families: the Hazards, living in Pittsburgh, and the Mains, who own a plantation (and slaves) in South Carolina. George Hazard and Orry Main become best friends when at military school in the early 1840s(?). They fight together in the Mexican War, then retire from the military. George does marry, but Orry falls for a woman who is marrying a brutal slave owner.

Years later, George’s youngest brother, Billy, and Orry’s young cousin, Charles, head to the same military school together (though they have known each other through the families’ friendship for a while now)… but now the school is much more divisive along North/South lines with slavery/politics being the issue.

Orry’s brother, Cooper, is very much against owning slaves and he marries a woman from the North. George’s sister, Virgilia, is a staunch abolitionist and gets in Orry’s face whenever the Mains visit. Billy has fallen in love with Orry’s youngest sister, Brett, though he had a brief flirtation with a sister, Ashton, just slightly older. Brett really is the marrying type vs Ashton’s flirtatious ways.

There is a lot going on in this long book and a lot of North/South mixing between the families and their friends/acquaintances. It’s not often I rate a book this long (over 800 pages) this high, but I really liked this one all the way though (though it was a bit tricky at the start to get a handle on who was who!). There is even more going on (and more characters) than I’ve detailed in my summary. This is the first in a trilogy. I assume the others are also very long, so it might be a while before I get to the next, but I will definitely read it at some point. I’ve never seen the miniseries, but would like to; I hadn’t realized Patrick Swayze is in it!
… (mais)
 
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LibraryCin | 32 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
(2000)Historical novel about spying during the Civil War. Follows humble characters as they become involved with historical figures during the war. Shows the gritty and dirty work of the spy during the war. (PW) ...retells the story of the Civil War, and also examines specific aspects of espionage, the development of the Secret Service and the controversies surrounding the Lincoln presidency and assassination. The chaos and drama of romantic love, also figure in the saga, centering on two young couples: Lon Price, a fledgling member of the newly founded Pinkerton agency, encounters beautiful actress Margaret Miller while investigating the secessionist movement, and Confederate lieutenant Frederick Dasher suffers a largely unrequited love for Miller's friend Hanna Siegel, also an actress and a secessionist. The Price/Miller pairing is by far the more interesting of the two, especially as Jakes explores the evolution of Pinkerton's secret service and how it linked with and diverged from the government's efforts to infiltrate the Confederate Army. Most of the scenes take place in and around Washington, and Jakes spreads himself a bit thin by covering the entire war rather than focusing exclusively on a smaller number of clandestine campaigns. The author saves the best for last in dealing with Lincoln's assassination, bringing the drama to life by giving each of his protagonists a crucial role as the conspiracy unfolds with expert pacing and suspense. Jakes uncovers the little-known history of espionage and counterespionage during the War Between the States with his signature combination of meticulous research and epic narrative.… (mais)
 
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derailer | 5 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This is the way you write historical fiction. I would highly recommend this if you are interested in some of the core causes and thoughts regarding the beginnings of the Civil War. It is a fictional telling that brings facts into the mix and should spark enough interest to delve deeper.
 
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everettroberts | 32 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
238
Also by
53
Membros
18,260
Popularidade
#1,203
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
180
ISBN
722
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
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