Dragonwyck [E–pub/Pdf]


Dragonwyck

Anya Seton á 7 characters Dragonwyck characters Ø 107 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 eually 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 I read this book the first time so many years ago I really had forgotten every word of it I was pleased though that I still enjoyed it as I recall that Anya Seton was one of my favourite authors way back whenDragonwyck is a Gothic romance set in Connecticut in a magnificent house on the banks of the Hudson I very much enjoyed the historical facts including the steam boats on the river anti rent riots and the Astor Place massacre That last item I had never heard of before and it made interesting readingOf course being a Gothic tale there is a beautiful but na ve young girl and a handsome but morally bereft older man oh and of course another slightly less handsome but much nicer young man to save the day All so predictable but also very nicely written and pleasurable to read I never saw the movie that was made but I can imagine a young Vincent Price playing the role of Nicholas especially when the ghostly voices appear in the creepy Red RoomI enjoyed it all very much and have made a note to reread a few of this author s books

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Anya Seton á 7 characters Dragonwyck characters Ø 107 It of a country torn between freedom and feudal traditions; a country divided between the very wealthy and the very poor Poor tenant farmers at Dragonwyck the European royalty who visit and American icons such as Edgar Allan Poe Herman Melville and the Astors are vividly brought to life This is a heart stopping story of a remarkable woman her breathtaking passions and the mystery and terror that await her in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck At first Dragonwyck reminded me of Mansfield Park the young girl summoned to live with her aristocratic relations although in this case it s American rather than English aristocracy who trades poverty for their luxurious lifestyle But that resemblance was shattered as soon as Nicholas Van Ryn appeared He is no Sir Thomas and certainly no Edmund Bertram Nicholas is like Maxim de Winter glamorous unapproachable even unfathomable to Miranda And when Miranda is introduced to Dragonwyck and the life the Van Ryn s lead the reader is also introduced to a feudal system that seems unlikely in American history Nicholas Van Ryn presides over his tenants like a European aristocrat and the tenants are expected to appear before him twice a year to pay rent for the farms their families have been working for generations That the system is crumbling around him is an example of the pressure Van Ryn feels to maintain his to him rightful place in the world And really Dragonwyck is about him than any other character Miranda is the heroine of the story but Nicholas Van Ryn is the hub around which the story orbits His character is examined most usually through Miranda s eyes but also through his own albeit self deluding thoughts and emotions It is inevitable of course that Miranda will fall in love with Nicholas her glamorous handsome rich all powerful relative and that the reader will root for them to get together especially after we encounter Nicholas wife Johanna But what is less understandable is why Nicholas would fall in love with Miranda the naive young farm girl who doesn t begin to understand him Eventually of course we realize the truth about Nicholas their relationship and as the author puts it what incalculable harm to many innocent people could be done by one supreme egotist a theme that is illustrated by the river boat races that bracket Miranda s arrival and departure from Dragonwyck Ultimately the book was not at all what I expected and the author broke a lot of rules that romance novelists follow these days but I enjoyed reading it I liked the character growth that Miranda shows and I was so impressed with the author s scholarship She managed to weave in several historical events that I was not familiar with and presented a picture of mid nineteenth century life that was both believable and surprising An excellent read

Anya Seton á 7 characters

Anya Seton á 7 characters Dragonwyck characters Ø 107 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 she has only dreamed Dressed in satin and lace she becomes part of Dragonwyck with its Gothic towers flowering gardens acres of tenant farms and dark terrible secrets This compelling novel paints a marvelous portra This is not a Gothic romance novel This is a handbook concerning A a sociopathic personality how its psychosis manifests in actions words and thoughts and how with the smallest trigger it spirals down into further depths of depravity and horror and B the warning signs of an abusive relationship wherein a husbandboyfriendlover mocks the low intelligence of his partner disparages any independent thought isolates his partner from outside influences including friends and family before finally resorting to physical violence to exert control over his partner Is any of this really romantic I gave the book three stars for the writing which considering it was Seton s second novel is remarkably mature and well paced the tension is palpable the atmosphere evocatively limned on every page and the chill of horror and suspicion is felt even in the happiest moments of the novel First rate writing The storyline however is not my cup of tea I will never be a victim and to read of someone willingly and blindly overlooking the warning signs from their partner thus remaining a victim to that partner s whims is absolutely abhorrent to mePeople tend to mix up psychopaths and sociopaths for some odd reason and I ve seen it mentioned that were Nicholas Van Ryn to be categorized today he d be diagnosed as a psychopath That is incorrect A psychopath has no conscience yet he also has no control he doesn t care how he appears to the larger world and has no desire to fit in Rather his psychosis manifests in ever increasing bouts of violence with no sense of planning or logic however twisted that logic might be A sociopath however while still lacking a conscience looks acts and seems like any other person He is a chameleon Just look at Ted Bundy the most famous of sociopaths It s only when his twisted desires his super sized ego is thwarted that the mask of humanity comes off and his inner demon is revealed Nicholas Van Ryn though a fictional character is a perfect example of this mental disorder

  • Paperback
  • 342
  • Dragonwyck
  • Anya Seton
  • English
  • 11 January 2019
  • 9781556525810

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    read & download Dragonwyck Dragonwyck [E–pub/Pdf] This Semi Gothic book set in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York during the 1840's is a combination Cinderella and Jane Eyre a poor girl reaching for the brass ring somehow grasping it in her hand and a mysterious frightening master married yet she falls madly in love transported from Europe to America by a clever writer Anya Seton Our story begins as all good fairy tales do a pretty young woman girl than the

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    Dragonwyck [E–pub/Pdf] I read this book the first time so many years ago I really had forgotten every word of it I was pleased though that I still enjoyed it as I recall that Anya Seton was one of my favourite authors way back whenDragonwyck is a Gothic romance set in Connecticut in a magnificent house on the banks of the Hudson I very much enjoyed the h

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