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Literary Fiction

Publisher:  Simon and Schuster ISBN-10:  0671852892 Type: 
Pages: 

262

Copyright:  1994 ISBN-13:  9780671852894
Fiction

Jonathan Hopgate's opportunistic marriage to a sick woman has disastrous consequences.

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 A Victorian gothic tale of  thwarted desire.

An opportunistic marriage to a wealthy manufacturer's daughter rescues Jonathan Hopgate from the impoverished life of a drawing master, restoring him to his rightful position as master of High Withens.  But when he sets eyes on the exquisite Agnes Slane, distaste for his sickly bride turns to revulsion ... a revulsion that breeds poisonous desires ...


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The rain fell skittishly, like nuptial rice, the morning Jonathan Hopgate brought home a limp bride who would begin dying in the east wing at High Withens ...



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‘Power skilfully blends all the elements of Victorian melodrama: lust, power, death and decay, then adds an extra malevolent spice to the brew.’



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