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The Methods of Uncle Abner

by Melville Davisson Post

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Published by Aspen Press in Boulder CO .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia
    • Subjects:
    • Detective and mystery stories, American.,
    • Virginia -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Melville Davisson Post; edited and with an introd. by Tom & Enid Schantz.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.P844 Me, PS3531.O76427 Me
      The Physical Object
      FormatHardcover
      Pagination95 p.
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5241577M
      LC Control Number75313000
      OCLC/WorldCa3091311

      Uncle Abner, handing out Old Testament justice in midth century western Virginia (which became West Virginia): Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries () [SS] The Methods of Uncle Abner () [SS] Note. Both included in omnibus collection The Complete Uncle Abner () [SS]. Looking for books by Melville Davisson Post? See all books authored by Melville Davisson Post, including Uncle Abner, Master Of Mysteries, and The Locked Room Reader: Stories of Impossible Crimes and Escapes., and more on

      Uncle Abner, the most famous literary character created by Melville Davisson Post, is a righteous amateur detective, a keen observer of human actions with profound knowledge and love for the Bible. On his journeys around the backwoods of West Virginia, long before a proper police system is in place, he is confronted by murders and mysteries that cannot be ignored. He helps to solve them with.   sister projects: Wikipedia article, Commons category, Wikidata item.; American author of mystery novels. Best known for the creation of the mystery solving, justice dispensing West Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle 22 Uncle Abner tales, written between and , have been called some of "the finest mysteries ever written.".

      Barry Zeman of the Mystery Writers of America calls the Uncle Abner short stories "the starting point for true historical mysteries." In the 22 Uncle Abner tales Post wrote between and , the character puzzles out local mysteries with his keen observation and knowledge of the Bible. The Methods of Uncle Abner (published posthumously by Aspen in ).


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The Methods of Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post Download PDF EPUB FB2

And this is reprinted by Dover Books. The final four stories, written 10 years later, and apparently not as good, were reprinted in "The Methods of Uncle Abner". There is also a complete Uncle Abner collection, but it may be hard to find. Surprisingly, the estate of Post asked John F 5/5(3).

THE METHODS OF UNCLE ABNER by Melville. Davisson Post. Novelette and three stories of Post's detective, collected together for the first time. Stated first. edition of this collection. Includes review request note from the publisher. Printed Published by The Aspen Press, Boulder CO.

5 3/4 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches tall. The Methods of Uncle Abner book Original. dust Rating: % positive. Abner's methods are similar to Father Brown's in that he sees the truth a lot sooner than the other characters or the reader, but drops cryptic remarks along the way that all make sense in the end.

He also frequently deals with skeptics who deny the existence or power of God/5. The Methods of Uncle Abner () The Methods of Uncle Abner contains the last four Uncle Abner stories (first published in andalmost 10 years after the previous ones).

One of them, The Mystery at Hillhouse, is a "novelet" three times longer than any of the other Abner stories. Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries () reprints the first 18 stories.

The stories originally appeared in a variety of magazines. It has since been reprinted by Dover Books, which I got.

The final four stories, written 10 years later, and apparently not as good, were reprinted in The Methods of Uncle Abner. There is also a complete Uncle Abner. to my father. whose unfailing faith in an ultimate justice behind the moving of events has been to the writer a wonder and an inspiration.

This book really has collected ALL the Uncle Abner stories, both those printed in Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries and The Methods of Uncle Abner. Great gift for a fan of histor ical mysteries who hasn't heard of Post.

Read full review. by cfbvs Enjoyed the book.5/5(2). Eighteen of Post’s stories were published in the book, Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries (Appleton, ). Another collection, The Methods of Uncle Abner, was published inand in the University of California Press issued The Complete Uncle Abner.

This Article was written by Charles F. Moore Last Revised on Novem Eighteen of Post’s stories were published in the book, Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries (Appleton, ). Another collection, The Methods of Uncle Abner, was published inand in the University of California Press issued The Complete Uncle Abner.

This Article was written by Charles F. Moore. Last Revised on Ap Cite This. His collection of Uncle Abner stories was first printed in and remained in print (at its original price) for two decades, which Craig Johnson believes made him the highest paid and most commercially published author of that time.

Collier Books reprinted the stories in and the University of California Press in Personal lifeBorn: ApHarrison County, West Virginia, US.

Uncle Abner book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Contents:The Doomdorf mysteryThe wrong handThe angel of the LordAn a /5. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Methods of Uncle Abner (A book in the Uncle Abner series) A collection of stories by Melville Davisson Post. Stated first edition. This is one of 1, copies bound in brown cloth with gold lettering. 8vo size, 95 pages plus colophon page at the rear. Title: The Methods of Uncle Abner Author(s): Melville Davisson Post ISBN: Author: Melville Davisson Post.

First published inUncle Abner: Master of Mysteries is an anthology of detective stories written by Melville Davisson Post. The popular stories within this collection were serialized in national magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post in the early 20th by: 1. Read The Wrong Hand of Uncle Abner, Master Of Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post.

The text begins: ABNER NEVER WOULD have taken me into that house if he could have helped it. He was on a desperate mission and a child was the last company he wished; but he had to do it. It was an evening of early winter-raw and cold.

A chilling rain was beginning to fall; night was descending and I could not. Biblical narrative. Abner is initially mentioned incidentally in Saul's history (1 Samuel, ), first appearing as the son of Ner, Saul's uncle, and the commander of Saul's then comes to the story again as the commander who introduced David to Saul following David's killing of is not mentioned in the account of the disastrous battle of Gilboa when Saul's power.

At the scene is Uncle Abner, a folksy sleuth who uses a keen eye and steadfast beliefs to solve the mysteries of Appalachia. In this landmark story collection, Abner contends with hunchbacks and drunkards, killers and thieves.

In a time and a place beyond the rule of law, justice belongs to the Lord—and Uncle Abner is His instrument.4/5(3). Read The Doomdorf Mystery of Uncle Abner, Master Of Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post. The text begins: THE PIONEER was not the only man in the great mountains behind Virginia.

Strange aliens drifted in after the Colonial wars. All foreign armies are sprinkled with a cockle of adventurers that take root and remain. They were with Braddock and La Salle, and they rode north out of Mexico after.

First published inUncle Abner: Master of Mysteries is an anthology of detective stories written by Melville Davisson popular stories within this collection were serialized in national magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post in the early 20th century.

Uncle Abner is an amateur detective in present-day Harrison County, West : Road. This famous collection, reprinted in its entirety, chronicles the exploits of Uncle Abner, a powerful mind and moral figure in the wilderness and frontier territories of the Appalachians.

Set in the s and s in what is now West Virginia, these 18 stories profile the detective as seen through the eyes of his young : Dover Publications. LibraryThing Review User Review - gmenchen - LibraryThing.

Excellent stories, really atmospheric; set in the backwoods of Virginia before the Civil War. According to Wikipedia, Post wrote 22 stories featuring Uncle Abner; this collection has 18; these are so good I think it worth the trouble to seek out the others/5(2).Uncle Abner is a country squire in western Virgina, later to become West Virginia, in the early nineteenth century.

Religious and upright, Abner sometimes values justice over man-made law. Originally written as a series of short stories, beginning in with "The Angel of the Lord." Collected in into Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries.The Doomdorf Mystery by Melville Davisson Post From Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries Detective: Uncle Abner.

THE PIONEER was not the only man in the great mountains behind Virginia. Strange aliens drifted in after the Colonial wars. All foreign armies are sprinkled with a cockle of adventurers that take root and remain.