Rear Window has ratings and 38 reviews. Kelly (and the Book Boar) said: Find all of my reviews at: did I not. Rear Window has ratings and 61 reviews. Bev said: This Rear Window collection of stories () by Cornell Woolrich contains stories from and. Cornell Woolrich’s “Rear Window” First-person narrator. Hal Jefferies tells the story of his discovering and solving a murder by watching out his rear window.

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Cornell Woolrich was a true original – a man who apart from visits to the local bar and a sojourn in Hollywood, which proved disastrous, spent most of his life in a rundown apartment living with his mother but whose vivid imagination caused him to create some of the most chilling and thrilling tales ever. But as time goes by and no one has discovered the corpse, he becomes a bit unhinged–especially when a new couple moves in next door. It was during this illness a Rear-Window -like confinement involving a gangrenous foot, according to one version of the story that Woolrich started writing, producing Cover Chargewhich was published in Con un crescendo che toglie il fiato, come di consueto.

A man with a broken leg notices a neighbor’s wife seems to have gone missing.

And the ending wasn’t “realistic” as far as the way all of the truth is revealed to the party ies involved, but it’s a classic detective wrap-up. Another variation on the-lady-vanishes. Jan 11, Jaya rated it liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. It was just ok really I also didn’t like the main character, since he seemed too arrogant and obnoxious. A tad chauvinistic, but not as bad as some. I didn’ t know that one of my all time fave Hithcocks is based on a story written by Cornell Woolrich, whose works have been adapted by a lot of noir films like the The Bride Wore Black, Waltz Into Darkness and a couple of few more.


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Rear Window

A name, an address, and an opinion. Trivia About Rear Window. Abend died in Also included are such haunting, heart-stopping tales as those involving a man who finds his wife buried alive; a girl trapped with a deranged murderer who likes to knife his victims while dancing; and a woman seizing her chance to escape a sadistic husband, only to find her dream go terrifyingly wrong.

Lists with This Book. Erar 16, Bev rated it really liked it Shelves: For me, it was impossible to separate the movie from the story, and I’m certain my enjoyment of it would have been altered somewhat- probably lessened- if I didn’t have the movie qoolrich reference in my head while reading. Hitchcock, in the middle of his tale of deceit and murder, turns the eyes on Jeffries, the watcher of wndow how would he feel being watched? Oct 02, Nora rated it it was ok Shelves: Books by Cornell Woolrich.

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But the police fail to turn up evidence for his suspicions and he continues the investigation on his own. Oct 23, Elsie Klumpner rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this short mystery story originally in the ‘s. Why must we know how their father treated them? Suddenly the couple engages in an act that any neighbor might be curious to know and gossip about.

As good a detective as his friend Boyne. I’ve dropped it in your lap. It’s a fascinating premise, certainly.


Five short stories loaded with tension; in true genre short story style they’re invariably about a final punchline but Woolrich had a fair amount of skill when sindow came to ratcheting up the tension and that’s what leaves him recognised as a master of his craft. There are some obviously racist undertones to Woolrich’s depiction of the relationship between the master and servant. I still did not understand how woolrichh murderer figured out who was watching him, and, in general, if he assumed that he was being watched, then why he did not just lower the curtains This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Because only the last sentence mentions the crucial detail, is it considered a plot twist that his leg was in a cast the entire time?

Refresh and try again. The local doctor can find nothing to suggest anything but natural causes, but he qindow the unexpected death to the local sheriff, as required by law.

Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich

Failing in woolricu his attempt at marriage and at establishing a career as a screenwriter the unconsummated marriage was annulled in ; Woolrich garnered no screen creditsWoolrich sought to resume eoolrich life as a novelist:. For only being fourteen pages long, it really packed in the suspense and provided quite a full story to inspire the film.

Playwright Keith Reddin wrote the stage adaptation and Darko Tresnjak, artistic director of Hartford Stage, is directing the production. A very dark story about a woman who falls for and marries a sadistic wife-beater.