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Colin Wilson (1) [1931–2013]

This page covers the author of The Outsider.

For other authors named Colin Wilson, see the disambiguation page.

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Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, England. He attended a local technical school, where he did well in physics and chemistry, and left at 16 to work in a wool factory. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a laboratory assistant, tax clerk, laborer and hospital porter. His first book, The Outsider, was published in 1956 when he was 24 years old. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 works on a wide variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, occult and supernatural phenomenea, music, sex, crime and critical theory. His other works include Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, Ritual in the Dark, The Strength to Dream, Origins of the Sexual Impulse, The Occult, Alien Dawn, Dreaming to Some Purpose, The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men, and Super Consciousness. His biographies include works on Bernard Shaw, David Lindsay, Herman Hesse, Wilhelm Reich, Jorge Luis Borges, Ken Russell, Rudolph Steiner, Aleister Crowley, and P. D. Ouspensky. Wilson died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) Colin Wilson, author of such bestsellers as "The Outsider" & "The Occult", also writes on archaeology, astronomy, & cosmology. His recent book, "From Atlantis to the Sphinx", was a London "Times" bestseller. (Publisher Provided) — biography from The Outsider… (more)
The Outsider 1,184 copies, 14 reviews
The Occult - A History 938 copies, 7 reviews
The Mind Parasites 527 copies, 7 reviews
The Space Vampires 427 copies, 5 reviews
The Philosopher's Stone 345 copies, 4 reviews
From Atlantis to the Sphinx 231 copies, 2 reviews
A Criminal History of Mankind 213 copies, 6 reviews
Ritual in the Dark 209 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Party 169 copies, 1 review
Spider World: The Delta 152 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of True Crime 140 copies, 1 review
God of the Labyrinth 139 copies, 1 review
The Glass Cage 117 copies, 1 review
Afterlife 116 copies
Religion and the Rebel 111 copies, 2 reviews
Poetry and Mysticism 108 copies, 1 review
Starseekers 106 copies
Adrift in Soho 93 copies, 4 reviews
The Books in My Life 88 copies, 2 reviews
Witches 86 copies
Dreaming to Some Purpose 75 copies, 3 reviews
The Killer 75 copies
Spider World: The Magician 75 copies, 1 review
Necessary Doubt 63 copies, 1 review
Tree by Tolkien 60 copies
World Famous Cults & Fanatics 60 copies, 3 reviews
History of Murder 59 copies, 1 review
Access to Inner Worlds 57 copies, 1 review
Strange Powers 52 copies
The Personality Surgeon 50 copies, 1 review
The Black Room 50 copies
Mysterious Powers 49 copies, 1 review
The Craft of the Novel 47 copies, 1 review
The Quest for Wilhelm Reich 43 copies, 2 reviews
Origins of the Sexual Impulse 40 copies, 1 review
Spider World: Shadowland 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Corpse Garden 40 copies, 1 review
Men of Mystery 38 copies, 1 review
World Famous Murders 34 copies, 1 review
The Book of Time (Editor) 31 copies
Serial Killer Investigations 28 copies, 1 review
The Bicameral Critic 27 copies, 1 review
Serial Killers 26 copies, 2 reviews
Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment 23 copies, 1 review
True Ghost Stories 22 copies, 1 review
Unsolved Crimes (World Famous) 12 copies, 1 review
A book of booze 11 copies
Psychic powers 10 copies
Wilhelm Reich 5 copies
Robberies 4 copies
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Contributor) 968 copies, 3 reviews
The Complete Jack the Ripper (Introduction) 606 copies, 11 reviews
The Gnostics (Contributor, some editions) 358 copies, 3 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2 (Contributor) 248 copies, 1 review
Semiotext(e) SF (Contributor) 246 copies
Positive Magic: Occult Self-Help (Foreword, some editions) 234 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper (Contributor) 194 copies, 1 review
The Necronomicon: Or the Book of Dead Names (Introduction, some editions) 144 copies, 1 review
When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis (Introduction, some editions) 136 copies, 2 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Author) 134 copies
Tarot Revelations (Introduction) 112 copies
The Antarktos Cycle (Contributor) 103 copies
A Secret History of Consciousness (Foreword) 87 copies, 1 review
Witch Amongst Us: The Autobiography of a Witch (Foreword, some editions) 72 copies
Arthur and the Grail (Foreword, some editions) 65 copies, 1 review
The people of the secret (Introduction) 63 copies
The Roots of Witchcraft (Foreword, some editions) 53 copies, 1 review
Lifeforce [1985 film] (Original book) 46 copies
Sphinx (Introduction, some editions) 40 copies, 1 review
Unsolved! Classic True Murder Cases (Contributor) 40 copies
The Goblin Universe (Introduction, some editions) 32 copies, 1 review
Tales of the Uncanny (Contributor) 25 copies
Worlds Greatest Mysteries (Foreword) 18 copies, 1 review
Jack the Ripper: Light-Hearted Friend (Introduction) 18 copies, 1 review
The Dark Gods (Foreword, some editions) 18 copies
The Magicians: Occult Stories (Introduction) 18 copies
Gnostica News, Volumes 1 & 2 (Contributor) 1 copy
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