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Eltonsbrody (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) - Visiting Professor John Thieme, Edgar Mittelholzer
Eltonsbrody (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
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When Woodsley, a young English painter, arrives in Barbados and finds no lodging available, he thinks himself fortunate to be invited to stay at Eltonsbrody, a mansion belonging to the eccentric widow Mrs Scaife. But behind the locked doors of the house's disused rooms lurk terrible secrets, and... show more
When Woodsley, a young English painter, arrives in Barbados and finds no lodging available, he thinks himself fortunate to be invited to stay at Eltonsbrody, a mansion belonging to the eccentric widow Mrs Scaife. But behind the locked doors of the house's disused rooms lurk terrible secrets, and soon strange and blood-curdling events begin to unfold. The tension builds towards a shocking and unforgettable conclusion, when the full horror of Eltonsbrody will be revealed. One of the most prolific and important of 20th-century Caribbean writers, Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-1965) was at his best in Gothic novels like My Bones and My Flute (1955) and Eltonsbrody (1960). This first-ever reissue of Mittelholzer's weird and chilling tale reproduces the original dust jacket art and includes a new introduction by John Thieme. 'One of the modern giants of Caribbean writing.' - Caribbean Writers 'A sanguinary essay in the macabre.' - The Crisis 'An original writer with a great command of language and atmosphere . . . true imaginative power.' - John O'London's Weekly
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781943910625 (1943910626)
ASIN: 1943910626
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Edition language: English
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3.0 Spooky and atmospheric tale
Eltonsbrody an eerie Gothic mansion in the Caribbean under the patronage and possible madness of Mrs Scaife. Into this tropical paradise enters Mr Woodsley seeking accommodation close to Bridgetown in Barbados. The story written in 1960 is typical of the horror writing of that period. The author ...
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