The Black Angel

The Black Angel

by Cornell Woolrich
     
 

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In this classic crime novel, a panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress. Writing in first person from the wife’s viewpoint, Woolrich evokes her love and anguish and, finally, desperation as she becomes an avenging angel in her attempt to rescue her husband from execution.

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In this classic crime novel, a panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress. Writing in first person from the wife’s viewpoint, Woolrich evokes her love and anguish and, finally, desperation as she becomes an avenging angel in her attempt to rescue her husband from execution.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
Woolrich was a master of the form.— Tom Nolan
New York Times Book Review
Nothing beats a tale of fatalistic dread by the supreme master of suspense, Cornell Woolrich, whose novels and short stories define the essence of noir nihilism.— Marilyn Stasio
Time
“Woolrich devised and used instruments of psychological torture—his stories.”
Newsday
“Along with Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich practically invented the genre of noir.”
James Ellroy
“You can palpably feel the agony in Woolrich and his work.”
Tom Nolan - Wall Street Journal
“Woolrich was a master of the form.”
Marilyn Stasio - New York Times Book Review
“Nothing beats a tale of fatalistic dread by the supreme master of suspense, Cornell Woolrich, whose novels and short stories define the essence of noir nihilism.”
From the Publisher

Woolrich was a master of the form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605983554
Publisher:
Pegasus
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Pegasus Crime Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
868,549
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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James Ellroy
You can palpably feel the agony in Woolrich and his work.

Meet the Author

From the 1930s until his death in 1968,Cornell Woolrichriveted the reading public with his mystery, suspense, and horror stories. Classic films like Hitchcock'sRear Windowand Trauffaut'sThe Bride Wore Blackand novels likeNight has a Thousand EyesandThe Black Angelearned Woolrich epithets like "the twentieth century's Edgar Allen Poe" and "the father of noir."

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