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Colleen McCullough (1937–2015)

Autor(a) de The Thorn Birds

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About the Author

Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergic reaction to the antiseptic soap that surgeons use to scrub. She decided to study mostrar mais neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Mel Gibson. During her lifetime, she wrote 25 novels including The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, the Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet. The Thorn Birds was adapted into a U.S. television mini-series in 1983, which won four Golden Globe awards. She died after a long illness on January 29, 2015 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds (1977) 7,481 exemplares
The First Man in Rome (1990) 3,286 exemplares
The Grass Crown (1991) 1,954 exemplares
Caesar's Women (1996) 1,563 exemplares
Fortune's Favorites (1993) 1,491 exemplares
Caesar (1997) 1,454 exemplares
The October Horse (2002) 1,356 exemplares
Antony and Cleopatra (2007) 1,107 exemplares
Morgan's Run (2000) 989 exemplares
The Ladies of Missalonghi (1987) 967 exemplares
The Touch (2003) 755 exemplares
An Indecent Obsession (1981) 679 exemplares
Tim (1974) 630 exemplares
The Song of Troy (1998) 625 exemplares
A Creed for the Third Millennium (1985) 560 exemplares
On, Off (2005) 444 exemplares
Bittersweet: A Novel (2013) 417 exemplares
Angel Puss (2004) 247 exemplares
Parallel deaths (2009) 240 exemplares
Naked Cruelty (2010) 86 exemplares
The Prodigal Son (2012) 79 exemplares
Sins of the Flesh (2013) 58 exemplares
Roden Cutler, V.C: The Biography (1998) 57 exemplares
Caesar's Women, Part 1/2 (1996) 22 exemplares
The Thorn Birds, Vol. 2 (1977) 22 exemplares
The Thorn Birds, Vol. 1 (1978) 19 exemplares
Life without the boring bits (2011) 18 exemplares
Caesar's Women, Part 2/2 (1996) 15 exemplares
1996 6 exemplares
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. I (1997) 6 exemplares
Fortune's Favorites, Vol. II (1994) 5 exemplares
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 1 (2009) 4 exemplares
The First Man in Rome, Vol. II (2000) 4 exemplares
The First Man in Rome, Vol. I (2012) 3 exemplares
The Grass Crown, Vol. II (1992) 3 exemplares
Anthony and Cleopatra, Vol. 2 (2009) 3 exemplares
The Grasscrown 2 exemplares
A coroa de ervas (1991) 2 exemplares
A Independência de Uma Mulher (2010) 2 exemplares
Morgan's Run, part 2 (2017) 1 exemplar
Fűkoszorú 1 exemplar
Poyuschie v ternovnike (2014) 1 exemplar
Ceasar's Women (1996) 1 exemplar
LE IDI DI MARZO (2015) 1 exemplar
Pesem ptic trnovk 1 exemplar
Tim 1 exemplar
O Primeiro Homem de Roma (2013) 1 exemplar
Morgan's Run, part 1 (2017) 1 exemplar
Gorkaia radost (2021) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
McCullough, Colleen
Nome legal
McCullough, Colleen
McCullough-Robinson, Colleen
Outros nomes
Makkalou, Kolin
MacCullough, Colleen
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Wellington, New South Wales, Australië
Local de falecimento
Norfolk Island, Australia
Locais de residência
Wellington, Nieuw-Zuid-Wales, Australië
Sydney, Australië
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Connecticut VS
Norfolk Eiland
Lerares, Yale Afdeling Neurologie
Onderzoekster,Yale Afdeling Neurologie
1993: doctoraat in de letteren van de Macquarie Universiteit
Association for the Advancement of Science
Academy of Sciences
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of Australia (Officer)
Australian Living Treasure

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Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, an outback town in Australia. Her family life was somewhat rough, her mother being rather aggressive toward her and burning any manuscripts of Colleen's she found. In adulthood, McCullough attempted to become a surgeon, but developed an allergic reaction to the surgical soap and switched to neuroscience. After several years working abroad, she received a position at the famed Yale University. It was during this time that she wrote Tim and her most famous novel, The Thorn Birds. Her success forced her to retire from teaching, and she eventually settled on the isolated Norfolk Island, where she lives with husband Ric Robinson, a descendant of the Bounty mutineers. 

In recent years, McCullough has completed numerous novels, including the controversial The Independence of Mis Mary Bennet, her Masters of Rome series, and several stand along works. She is a National Living Treasure of Australia and still uses a typewriter to complete her novels.




The story of Richard Morgan. He is living in England during the American Revolution. Wrongly imprisoned he is sent to the new prison colony in Australia. With the American Revolution convicts can no longer be dumped in America, so it comes about the they are being sent to Australia. She shows how horrible the conditions were in the prisons and in the ships. Than those who survive the journey face a very hard life. It is amazing that any make it. This was to be a part of a series. It is a shame she wasn't able to continue the story.… (mais)
nx74defiant | 20 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
wasn't as good as the first books in the series, and struggled through it
Zehava42 | 23 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Las mujeres de César
Colleen McCullough
Publicado: 1996 | 832 páginas
Novela Histórico
Serie: Roma #4

Las mujeres de César es el retrato de la ascensión de Cayo Julio César hasta los lugares más prominentes de su mundo, y comienza con su regreso a Roma en el año 68 a. JC. Durante los diez años que se verá confinado en Roma, César, además de dominar el foro, conquista a las mujeres más nobles de Roma. Pero utiliza el amor como otra arma más de las que dispone en su arsenal político para alcanzar su última y única meta: ser el más grande de todos los primeros hombres de Roma. ¿Héroe o canalla? Éste es un dilema que incluso hoy sigue siendo tema de debate, prueba de que la figura de César ha fascinado a generación tras generación.

En Las mujeres de César Colleen McCullough descubre al hombre que se esconde tras la leyenda, y nos ofrece con gran maestría todos los datos y pormenores para que el lector decida por sí mismo.
… (mais)
libreriarofer | 21 outras críticas | Nov 4, 2023 |
El caballo de César
Colleen McCullough
Publicado: 2002 | 833 páginas
Novela Histórico
Serie: Roma #6

En el apogeo de su carrera, Julio César ha sometido a sus enemigos y extendido el imperio hasta los confines del mundo conocido. Así pues, concentra sus energías en el bienestar de Roma y en afianzar su poder. Sin heredero legítimo, Julio César, cuyo único hijo es fruto de su relación con Cleopatra, verá en el joven Octavio a su posible sucesor. Una emocionante obra llena de intrigas, batallas, crímenes y amoríos.… (mais)
libreriarofer | 25 outras críticas | Nov 4, 2023 |



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