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The House On The Strand

by Daphne Du Maurier

  • Paperback
    $17.47
PUBLISHED: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9781844080427
ANNOTATION:
A novel of time travel with parallels with the legend of Tristan and Iseult.
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  • Paperback
    $17.47
PUBLISHED: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9781844080427
ANNOTATION:
A novel of time travel with parallels with the legend of Tristan and Iseult.

Annotation

A novel of time travel with parallels with the legend of Tristan and Iseult.

Publisher Description

Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his biochemical researches. The effect of this drug is to transport Dick from the house at Kilmarth to the Cornwall of the 14th century. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champernoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. As his time travelling increases, Dick resents more and more the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before ...

Author Biography

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. Her beloved Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life, was the setting for her bestselling novels.

Review

'du Maurier is a magician, a virtuouso. She can conjure up tragedy, horror, tension, suspense the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Long Description

FROM THE BESTSELLING WRITER OF REBECCA The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier. . . . She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times When Dick Young's friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder.The more time Dick spends consumed in the past, the more he withdraws from the modern world. With each dose of the drug, his body and mind become addicted to this otherworld, and his attempts to change history bring terror to the present and put his own life in jeopardy.

Product Details

Pages
352
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year
2003
ISBN-10
1844080420
ISBN-13
9781844080427
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2003-05-01
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Daphne Du Maurier
Media
Book
Series
Virago Modern Classics
Series Number
492
Audience
General/Trade