The Hands Of Orlac

The Hands Of Orlac Le pianiste Stephen Orlac est victime d un accident de chemin de fer qui le blesse gravement a la tete et le prive de ses mains Le celebre et controverse docteur Cerral lui greffe celles d un assassi

  • Title: The Hands Of Orlac
  • Author: Maurice Renard Ian White
  • ISBN: 9780285624610
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Le pianiste Stephen Orlac est victime d un accident de chemin de fer, qui le blesse gravement a la tete et le prive de ses mains Le celebre et controverse docteur Cerral lui greffe celles d un assassin fraichement guillotine Des lors, Orlac se demande s il n est pas un Mister Hyde ayant herite de penchants criminels Il semble souffrir d hallucinations, s enfonce dans laLe pianiste Stephen Orlac est victime d un accident de chemin de fer, qui le blesse gravement a la tete et le prive de ses mains Le celebre et controverse docteur Cerral lui greffe celles d un assassin fraichement guillotine Des lors, Orlac se demande s il n est pas un Mister Hyde ayant herite de penchants criminels Il semble souffrir d hallucinations, s enfonce dans la depression Son epouse enquete pour le sauver, mais le couple est pris dans un complot Les mysteres et les crimes se multiplient autour d Orlac.

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    1. This is in some ways a rather bad book, but entirely a delight to read so perhaps it should be a 3 or a 4 but the joy it gave me was all a five. Written in installment form you can see it being made up as Renard goes along. Which is part of the delight really. The language is overblown and rather brilliant, belonging more to the circus or a storyteller's stage.Like a submarine navigating beneath the waves, only its periscope breaking the surface, the affair never showed above the surface of the [...]

    2. FIRST TIERAfter surviving a terrible accident, the wife of Stephen Orlac finds their life becoming increasingly strange, filled with ominous portents, ghostly figures and, eventually murder. Who would enjoy reading this? Fans of classic horror films interested in the source material, fans of French-pulp era suspense or mystery fiction as well. Those looking for something "weird" from the 1920s, maybeCOND TIERA popular French novel when published in 1920 (later adapted to film 3 times), here pres [...]

    3. Un thriller desigual, pero con una trama apasionante (y enrevesada) y cliffhangers capítulo tras capítulo, Las manos de Orlac ha sido adaptada al cine en numerosas ocasiones (incluyendo la versión muda protagonizada por Conrad Veidt y la versión protagonizada por Peter Lorre), aunque ninguna de ellas ha logrado capturar todos los aspectos de la novela. Accidentes, mutilaciones, ocultismo, apariciones fantasmagóricas, avances científicos y secretos familiares se entrelazan para contar la hi [...]

    4. It was interesting how different the book was from the films. Spiritualism/seances play a big part of this book and there's some really exciting scenes. I wasn't such a fan of how the story was structured, but maybe that's because I knew where it was going. I read the 1929 first English translation. I'm very curious if the recent translation version is significantly different, I know that's the case with Renard's Doctor Lerne/New Bodies for Old.

    5. Synopsis:This original horror story was the basis of 4 films. 'The terrifyingly ingenious story centres around a world-famous concert pianist, Stephen Orlac, whose hands are horribly mutilated in a train accident. An eminent surgeon grafts on a new pair of hands, but with ghastly results, for Orlac now finds himself possessed, not of musical skills, but by strange and terrible impulses

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