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Mary Reilly

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Publisher Comments:

From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.

Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor — scarred but still strong — familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.

Review:

"Spare and atmospheric, this story is a dark, absorbing symphony; Mary Reilly is an unforgettable character." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Brilliant....A powerful and moving novel." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"[D]eserves praise for suspense, character creation, and historical verisimilitude....Most compelling is a forceful consciousness about the dual propensity of human nature and the awesome power which is ours." Library Journal

Review:

"An astonishing tour de force....Mary Reilly is both a tense drama — an authentically detailed historical novel — and a remarkable psychological portrait of an unusual and very sympathetic woman." Margaret Atwood

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.

Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor-scarred but still strong-familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.

About the Author

Valerie Martin is the author of six novels and two collections of short fiction, including Italian Fever and Mary Reilly, and a biography of St. Francis, Salvation. She resides in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725999
Author:
Martin, Valerie
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
London
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
fiction;horror;historical fiction;novel;gothic;mystery;historical;england;retelling;london;victorian;film
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.32x.60 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375725999 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Spare and atmospheric, this story is a dark, absorbing symphony; Mary Reilly is an unforgettable character."
"Review" by , "Brilliant....A powerful and moving novel."
"Review" by , "[D]eserves praise for suspense, character creation, and historical verisimilitude....Most compelling is a forceful consciousness about the dual propensity of human nature and the awesome power which is ours."
"Review" by , "An astonishing tour de force....Mary Reilly is both a tense drama — an authentically detailed historical novel — and a remarkable psychological portrait of an unusual and very sympathetic woman." Margaret Atwood
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid.

Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor-scarred but still strong-familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.

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