Dragonwyck (Rediscovered Classics) [Anya Seton, Philippa Gregory] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in Of course it initially caught my eye for its rather hideous s cover, but then I realised that it was by Anya Seton, who wrote Katherine, which. Dragonwyck Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, Dragonwyck by Anya Seton.

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Follow Us on Facebook. A note to the writing – it for the most part was good, but the author changed points of views often without warning. I really couldn’t understand the farmers issues with the Patroon?

I’m glad I got round to reading it but I wish I’d got to it sooner, because I would have enjoyed it a lot more in my teens. I liked this book as it was quite drxgonwyck in its environment.

The dragomwyck also determines that the baby will not live long because his heart is defective, and when he brings Nicholas the grim news, he is totally ignored and asked to leave without seeing Miranda.

The story goes through times of mild happiness and bitter tragedy as all good gothic novels do. Before a visit to Edgar Allen Poe, Nicholas has this to say: Nov 26, Moppet rated it liked it Shelves: Five Smooth Stones Dragonnwyck Fairbairn. Being a gothic novel, of course sinister events which will change her completely begin to unfold.

Retrieved from ” https: Billy Pigg, the celebrated Northumbrian piper played ‘Derwentwater’s Farewell’ especially for her. One of my main critiques is the fact that the main character Miranda is uninteresting and unsympathetic. Soon, Miranda encounters Doctor Jeff Turner, a skilled physician and a passionate anti-renter who believes that rich Patroons, like the Van Ryns, should give up their large estates.


But even when her eyes are fully opened, she still lacks any insight into Nicholas’ psyche. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Dragonwyck has all the right ingredients – a haunted mansion, a young girl in peril, a hero, an anti-hero and plenty of atmosphere.

Somehow, I was expecting a different end. I’ve read quite a few of Anya Seton’s books and I think they’re all worth reading, but none of them are anywhere near as good as Katherine in my opinion.

Dragonwyck Summary & Study Guide

We know it wasn’t all in his head because Katrine heard it also. Book ratings by Goodreads. Once she mentioned them, I was a little crestfallen because they were stuck in my head. Perhaps, but I think that would have been a better end to our couple. Her turning into a democrat and dividing up the estate between tenants came out of nowhere.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After initial doubts, Miranda’s parents allow her to go to Dragonwyck where she is instantly attracted to and intrigued by her rich, mysterious relative, Nicholas. Nothing could be more perfect! I really like gothic tales and this one written by Anya Seton kept me entertained on some very cold and snowy days! 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.


Nov 06, Leigh rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Most importantly, Anya Seton’s Van Ryn never performs the Rochesterian feat of redeeming himself, and Miranda has to accept her second choice for a hero.

Dragonwyck Summary & Study Guide

anay Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It seems to me they were just renting it. Nicholas comes in the spring as he has planned and Ephraim is amazed that his daughter knew all along that she and Van Ryn would be dragonwjck and that the wedding ceremony, which will take place in their parlor, has been prearranged.

Dressed in satin and lace, she becomes part of Dragonwyck, with its Gothic towers, flowering gardens, acres of tenant farms, and dark, terrible secrets.

On the way home, their carriage is surrounded by a band of tenant farmers disguised as Indians; a bullet shatters two windows and he draws her near as the shot rings out. Dragonwyck ultimately evens out in terms of quality, but I still think of it as a disappointing book. Which periods do Seton’s other books cover, the ones that you’ve read, at least?