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- DescriptionAnya Seton's classic gothic romance set in New York's Hudson River Valley, following the tradition of Rebecca and Jane Eyre. It was on an afteron 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 incent 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 vel. First published in 1944, it was adapted for cinema in 1946 starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price.
- Author BiographyAnya Seton was born in New York City and grew up on her father's large estate in Cos Cob and Greenwich, Connecticut, where visiting Indians taught her Indian dancing and woodcraft. One Sioux chief called her Anutika, which means 'cloud grey eyes', a name which the family shortened to Anya. She was educated by governesses, and then travelled abroad, first to England, then to France where she hoped to become a doctor. She studied for a while at the Hotel Dieu hospital in Paris before marrying at eighteen and having three children. She began writing in 1938 with a short story sold to a newspaper syndicate and the first of her novels was published in 1941. She died in 1990.
- Author(s)Anya Seton
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication22/05/2014
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Weight254 g
- Width131 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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