Mrs. God

Mrs. God

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Professor William Standish rethinks his invitation to study private poetry manuscripts at the not-quite-right Esswood House.

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Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry James were privileged to call themselves guests and Esswood Fellows. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found in Esswood a respite from the outer world and its refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. There was always talk of a hidden secret in Esswood’s past, and the Seneschal children were often so pale and sickly, but don’t all English manor houses have a few ghost stories to call their own?When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of an Esswood Fellowship, and the chance to study Isobel’s private manuscripts at close hand, he is thrilled beyond his wildest ambitions. But something seems slightly off at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and there are those giant dollhouses in the basement . . .Never before published as a separate volume, Mrs. God is a very different kind of ghost story from one of America’s most celebrated authors.
A tale of an inspired literary sojourn that turns into something far more sinister.

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Published for the first time in a stand-alone volume, this haunted-house tale from the best-selling author of Mystery, Shadowland and The Talisman finds a professor rethinking his invitation to study private poetry manuscripts at the not-quite-right Esswood House. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Pegasus Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605983042
Branch Call Number: STR
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 18, 2012

Reminiscent of The Turn of the Screw, which is fitting given the subject matter of later Victorian authors. Well written. Short. A good read.

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