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The Sea Tower

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Title:The Sea Tower
Author:
Walpole, Hugh   
(29 of 34 for author by title)
The Silver Thorn: A Book of Stories
Rogue Herries (The Herries Chronicles #1)
Published:   1939
Publisher:Macmillan & Co. Ltd.
Tags:fiction, romance
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In the first place, this is very good reading, holds the interest from first to last, and has that sense of impending horror that is characteristic of certain of Walpole's novels (The Man With The Red Hair, etc.). If Rebecca had not caught the imagination of the public, The Sea Tower, might have struck just that note. As it is, one cannot but sense a reaching out for the same market; one feels that it is vaguely imitative, an echo without quite the freshness of the other. The story is a mother-in-law -- daughter-in-law situation, a growing hatred, as the mother's possessiveness finds frustration. The final break comes somewhat as an anticlimax. In plot, the story recalls Anne Parrish's Mr. Despondency's Daughter, though Walpole has handled his material with surer touch, greater mastery. Except for the Polchester setting, there is no tie-up with any of his other books.

—Kirkus Reviews [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Walpole, Hugh

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was a British Novelist during the first half of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the most popular authors of his times, until his literary reputation was destroyed by Somerset Maugham.

His most famous novel is perhaps Rogue Herries, the first of four books in his Herries Chronicles series. He wrote thirty-six novels, and five volumes of short stories.

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