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Dragonwyck: Anya Seton

This adds a bit of historical interest, because it is at this time that the ‘patroon’ system of this area breaks down. 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.

She never stood up to her husband regarding the tenants, and we don’t get any mental chatter from her about that either. To view it, click here. I was also bothered by the number of authors that are trotted out, Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Edgar Allen Poe; for no reason whatsoever.

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Dragonwyck Summary & Study Guide

View the Study Pack. The characters were typical, the beautiful heroine, the dark mysterious man, and the good looking fine charactered other “man in my life” figure.

Then, he kisses her passionately and she is frightened by what is happening. The Eagle and the Raven Pauline Gedge. Ultimately, the book was not at all what Setkn expected, and the author broke a lot of rules that romance novelists follow these days, but I enjoyed reading it.


Oct 16, CLM rated it really liked it Shelves: Like in her Katherine it is the strongest party book. One day, when Miranda takes Martine to the doctor’s office, she walks into a down-renters meeting and she is appalled.

Everybody has some dark sides. The movie puts more weight on the ghostly singing and playing from the Red Room and on the Dutch patroon chair.

Not everyone welcomes Miranda to Dragonwyck. At first, Dragonwyck reminded me of Mansfield Park: Its important eragonwyck understand from the get go that Nicholas is not the hero.

There’s a movie version with Vincent Price as creepy lord of the manor.

Miranda’s dream is unexpectedly realized when the Wells family receives a letter from their wealthy and distant relative, Nicholas Van Ryn, offering to take in one of the Wells girls as a companion for his daughter, Katrine. You are commenting using your Twitter account. And yet, he is still as powerful and handsome as ever, and he’s still quite attractive to the heroine, which makes the story all the more horrifying.

He is a chameleon. I would venture to say that this book is not only a shining example of gothic literature: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

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View all 5 comments. It’s a gothic, historical fiction novel with comparisons to du Maurier. The servants are cold and standoffish towards her. The problem is that he is married but that problem is done away with when his wife dies mysteriously and Nicholas declares that within a year Miranda will be his wife. Nicholas is a monster in both the film and the book but the book drabonwyck a depth behind his actions.


A sociopath, however, while dragowyck lacking a conscience, looks, acts, and seems like any other person. And wakes up in a nightmare Jul 21, Sophie rated it really liked it Shelves: I really couldn’t understand the farmers issues with the Patroon?

Married life to Nicholas Van Ryn is far from what Miranda imagined. Her turning into a democrat and dividing up the estate between tenants came out of nowhere. I did remember reading about the strong Dutch presence in the state in the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving, which was set about 60 years before Seton’s novel.

The Moon-Spinners Mary Stewart. Dragonwyck can sometimes be a little predictable but the author’s delicious writing style, the historical research and the wonderful characterization make this book special. Her constant mulling over her husband and wonderings of why he isn’t nice to her are enough to drive anyone crazy.