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John Henry Noyes Collier (3 May 1901 — 6 April 1980) was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1950s. They were collected in a 1951 volume, Fancies and Goodnights, which is still in print. Individual stories are frequently anthologized in fantasy collections. John Collier's writing has been praised by authors such as Anthony Burgess, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman and Paul Theroux. He was married to early silent film actress Shirley Palmer. His second marriage in 1942 was to New York actress Beth Kay (Margaret Elizabeth Eke). They divorced a decade later. He has one child, a son, from his third marriage.

Born in London in 1901, John Collier was privately educated by his uncle Vincent Collier, a novelist. When, at the age of 18 or 19, Collier was asked by his father what he had chosen as a vocation, his reply was, "I want to be a poet." His father indulged him; over the course of the next ten years Collier lived on an allowance of two pounds a week plus whatever he could pick up by writing book reviews and acting as a cultural correspondent for a Japanese newspaper. During this time, being not overly burdened by any financial responsibilities, he developed a penchant for games of chance, conversation in cafes and visits to picture galleries. He never attended university.

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Total Books: 85
Collier's Conflict of Laws
2013 - Collier's Conflict of Laws (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521513531
ISBN-10: 0521513537
Genres: Reference, Law
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Patterns And Ceremonials Of The Indians Of The Southwest
2012 - Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781258453602
ISBN-10: 1258453606
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Manual of Oil Painting
2012 - A Manual of Oil Painting [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781440087929
ISBN-10: 144008792X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin  the Battle of the Flying Dragon and the Man of Heaton  Plebeian Politics by Tim Bobbin the Second
2010 - The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin the Battle of the Flying Dragon and the Man of Heaton Plebeian Politics By Tim Bobbin the Second [2 Pt. the 2Nd Pt. Is Entitled - Followed By] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143389719
ISBN-10: 1143389719
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A Primer of Art
2010 - A Primer of Art (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141688807
ISBN-10: 1141688808
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Historical and Familiar Essays on the Scriptures of the Old Testament By John Collier in Two Volumes
Every Thing Must Go Metaphysics Naturalized
Harp Of The Human
2009 - Harp of the Human [1913] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120198921
ISBN-10: 1120198925
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A View Of The Lancashire Dialect
2009 - A VIew of the Lancashire Dialect [1819] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104668341
ISBN-10: 1104668343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Indwelling Splendor
2009 - The Indwelling Splendor (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781103940981
ISBN-10: 1103940988
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The Dialect of South Lancashire or Tim Bobbin's Tummus and Meary
2009 - The Dialect of South Lancashire or Tim Bobbin's Tummus and Meary (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781103372423
ISBN-10: 1103372424
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Tim Bobbin's Lancashire Dialect And Poems
2008 - Tim Bobbin's Lancashire Dialect and Poems [1828] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781437429206
ISBN-10: 1437429203
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Historical And Familiar Essays On The Scriptures Of The Old Testament V1
2007 - Historical and Familiar Essays on the Scriptures of the Old Testament V1 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780548287408
ISBN-10: 0548287406
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Dream  and Other Stories Level 4
2007 - Dream and Other Stories Level 4 [Penguin Longman Active Reading] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405850810
ISBN-10: 1405850817
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Yours for the Union The Civil War Letters of John W Chase First Massachusetts Light Artillery
Fancies and Goodnights
2003 - Fancies and Goodnights [New York Review Books] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781590170519
ISBN-10: 1590170512
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Photographing Navajos John Collier Jr on the Reservation 1948-1953
2002 - Photographing Navajos John Collier Jr on the Reservation 1948-1953 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780826324382
ISBN-10: 082632438X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Settlement of Disputes in International Law Institutions and Procedures
His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp
2000 - His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780966491333
ISBN-10: 0966491335
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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The Dark Descent
1997 - The Dark Descent [Dark Descent] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312862176
ISBN-10: 0312862172
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Backyard
1996 - The Backyard [Picture Puffins] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140543322
ISBN-10: 0140543325
Genre: Children's Books
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1991 - American Crime Stories [Fremdsprachentexte - Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1985 - His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp [Twentieth-century classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1975 - Reader [Condor Books] (Hardcover)
Alaskan Eskimo Education [Case studies in education and culture] (Paperback)
Flights of Fantasy [Literature & Thought] (Hardcover)