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Dragonwyck

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ISBN-10: 1556525818

ISBN-13: 9781556525810

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Anya Seton (1904 1990) wrote ten bestselling historical novels, including "Avalon", "Devil Water", "Foxfire", "Green Darkness", and "My Theodosia". Although she lived primarily in Greenwich, Connecticut, she traveled extensively in order to do the research necessary for the lifelike feel of her fiction.

Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. Her historical novels include: Wideacre, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Queen, The White Queen, The Red Queen, The Lady of the Rivers and The White Princess. She has also written several contemporary fiction works including Perfectly Correct, The Little House and Zelda's Cut. She adapted her novel A Respectable Trade, about the slave…