It was on an afternoon in May 1844 when the letter came from Dragonwyck. Tired of life on her father's farm in Connecticut, Miranda Wells happily accepts the invitation to the luxurious estate of her distant relative, the dashing and mysterious Nicholas Van Ryn. Introduced to a way of life she has only ever dreamed of, the innocent farm girl ...Read MoreIt was on an afternoon in May 1844 when the letter came from Dragonwyck. Tired of life on her father's farm in Connecticut, Miranda Wells happily accepts the invitation to the luxurious estate of her distant relative, the dashing and mysterious Nicholas Van Ryn. Introduced to a way of life she has only ever dreamed of, the innocent farm girl becomes a great lady. But soon the dark secrets of Dragonwyck begin to unfold. A classic gothic romance set against a richly detailed historical backdrop, Dragonwyck is Anya Seton's bestselling second novel. First published in 1944, it was adapted for cinema in 1946 starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price.Read Less
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New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 352 p. Contains: Illustrations. Rediscovered Classics. Audience: General/trade. This book will take you away to the Hudson Valley estate of Dragonwyck in the year 1844. Miranda is 18 years old and finds herself living at the estate at a request of her distant relative, the great Nicholas Van Ryn. Sounds lovely? Well, there is alot more to this story! ! A great read. Recommended. Originally written in 1944, copyright was renewed in 1971 by Anya Seton and republished. Great book at a great price. Can't miss! !
I have read Seton prodigiously and enjoyed
each and every work. She does her research and makes her characters so real that one wonders if they aren't truly alive.
She plots well, uses history to guide her, and when you get into her stories you become one with the characters. You live, suffer, love, and come away with a feeling you can be a better person, live a better life and have something left in the way of love for self and fellow beings.
I truly recommend Seton to all avid readers to try. You'll like it!
Jul 17, 2007
A MYSTERIOUS PATROON
TERRRIFICLY ATMOSPHERIC STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL WHO FALLS UNDER THE SPELL OF A MYSTERIOUS DUTCH LANDOWNER IN THE HUDSON VALLEY OF NEW YORK. PART MYSTERY AND PART ROMANCE, IT IS A THOROUGHLY SATISFYING READ,MASTERFULLY TOLD.
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