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The Asylum
by John Harwood


Overview - "Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again . . . Twisted in every sense of the word and wonderfully atmospheric."-- Booklist

Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again . . . Twisted in every sense of the word and wonderfully atmospheric."--Booklist

Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England. She has no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at home with him in London: "Your patient must be an imposter." Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle's house? Georgina's perilous quest to free herself takes us from a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of Tregannon House and into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival depends.

"Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . This gothic tale will sweep you up into the very heart of Victorian England. A splendid read "--Historical Novel Society, Editors' Choice

"A richly textured . . . and] masterfully constructed narrative . . . Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood's not-to-be-trusted hands."--The Independent (UK)

"The crisp prose and twisty plot will encourage many to read this in one sitting."--Publishers Weekly

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780544227729
  • ISBN-10: 0544227727
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 257
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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