GARDNER, Erle Stanley
(1889-1970)
   US lawyer and writer, most famous for the Perry Mason detective novels, beginning with The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933). He was extremely prolific and, although he spent almost no time at all on sf, managed to produce enough fiction to fill The Human Zero: The Science Fiction Stories of Erle Stanley Gardner (coll 1981) ed Martin H. GREENBERGand Charles G. WAUGH. The tales, which first appeared in The Argosy around 1930, are efficient but unmemorable pulp sf, and now seem both dim andmechanical.
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   See also: APES AND CAVEMEN (IN THE HUMAN WORLD).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Gardner,Erle Stanley — Gard·ner (gärdʹnər), Erle Stanley. 1889 1970. American lawyer and detective novelist known for creating the character of Perry Mason, a clever attorney. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gardner, Erle Stanley — born July 17, 1889, Malden, Mass., U.S. died March 11, 1970, Temecula, Calif. U.S. detective novelist. He dropped out of college and was admitted to the California bar after three years as a law firm typist. While practicing trial law, he wrote… …   Universalium

  • Gardner, Erle Stanley — ► (1889 1970) Escritor estadounidense. Cultivó la novela policíaca y creó el popular personaje Perry Mason. * * * (17 jul. 1889, Malden, Mass., EE.UU.–11 mar. 1970, Temecula, Cal.). Novelista policial estadounidense. Abandonó la universidad y fue …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gardner, Erle Stanley —  (1889–1970) American writer of crime and courtroom fiction. Note unusual spelling of first name …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — Gardner in 1966 Born July 17, 1889(1889 07 17) Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889 1970) • Syn: ↑Gardner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Erle Stanley Gardner [Erle Stanley Gardner] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Erle Stanley Gardner (17 de julio de 1889, Malden, Massachusetts 11 de marzo de 1970) fue un abogado y escritor estadounidense. Autor de novelas policíacas, que publicó bajo su propio nombre, y también usando los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — (1966) Erle Stanley Gardner (* 17. Juli 1889 in Malden, Massachusetts; † 11. März 1970 in Temecula, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Rechtsanwalt, der auch unter d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — en 1966 Erle Stanley Gardner (né le 17 juillet 1889 à Malden, Massachusetts, mort le 11 mars 1970 à Temecula, Californie), est un écrivain américain, auteur de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Erle Stanley Gardner — ➡ Gardner (II) * * * …   Universalium

  • Gardner — Gardner, Ava Gardner, Erle Stanley * * * (as used in expressions) Colton, Gardner (Quincy) Gardner, Alexander Gardner, Ava (Lavinia) Gardner, Erle Stanley …   Enciclopedia Universal

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