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Dragonwyck

Dragonwyck

  • Title: Dragonwyck
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  • ISBN : 9781556525810
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 342 pages


First published in 1944, Dragonwyck was a national bestseller that was made into a major motion picture starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in 1946 A classic gothic romance, the story features an 18 year old Miranda Wells who falls under the spell of a mysterious old mansion and its equally fascinating master Tired of churning butter, weeding the garden patch, and re First published in 1944, Dragonwyck was a national bestseller that was made into a major motion picture starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in 1946 A classic gothic romance, the story features an 18 year old Miranda Wells who falls under the spell of a mysterious old mansion and its equally fascinating master Tired of churning butter, weeding the garden patch, and receiving the dull young farmers who seek her hand in marriage, Miranda is excited by an invitation from the upstate New York estate of her distant relative, the intriguing Nicholas Van Ryn Her passion is kindled by the icy fire of Nicholas, the last of the Van Ryns, and the luxury of Dragonwyck, and a way of life of which she has only dreamed Dressed in satin and lace, she becomes part of Dragonwyck, with its Gothic towers, flowering gardens, acres of tenant farms, and dark, terrible secrets This compelling novel paints a marvelous portrait of a country torn between freedom and feudal traditions a country divided between the very wealthy and the very poor Poor tenant farmers at Dragonwyck, the European royalty who visit, and American icons such as Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and the Astors are vividly brought to life This is a heart stopping story of a remarkable woman, her breathtaking passions, and the mystery and terror that await her in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck


Author Anya Seton

Anya Seton January 23, 1904 although the year is often misstated to be 1906 or 1916 November 8, 1990 was the pen name of the American author of historical romances, Ann Seton.Ann Seton was born in New York, New York, and died in Old Greenwich, Connecticut She was the daughter of English born naturalist and pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America,




Dragonwyck Reviews (31)

  • Some books have a magnetism that prevails over style, consistency in plot or used to death narrative formulas Dragonwyck is one of them.A mix between the Gothic ambiance of Du Maurier s famous Manderley and Br nte s Byronic Mr Rochester that works phenomenally for fans of Victorian fiction.Se [..]

  • I read this book the first time so many years ago I really had forgotten every word of it I was pleased though that I still enjoyed it as I recall that Anya Seton was one of my favourite authors way back when.Dragonwyck is a Gothic romance set in Connecticut in a magnificent house on the banks of th [..]

  • This is not a Gothic romance novel This is a handbook concerning A a sociopathic personality, how its psychosis manifests in actions, words, and thoughts, and how with the smallest trigger, it spirals down into further depths of depravity and horror, and B the warning signs of an abusive relationshi [..]

  • 3.5 Siempre me gust una pel cula de Vincent Price titulada Dragonwyck, una producci n del a o 1946 Soy muy fan del cine cl sico y de las historias con un toque g tico en particular, tipo Mi prima Rachel, Rebeca o Jane Eyre Donde existan relatos relacionado con mansiones embrujadas, castillos, intern [..]

  • The first time I opened Dragonwyck was incidentally the first time I was exposed to Edgar Allan Poe The novel opens with the poem Alone, and Poe is one of the characters in this quintessential gothic tale I first found this in a used book store when I was about 10 or 11, and every few years I [..]

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