The Resource The silent companions : a novel, Laura Purcell

The silent companions : a novel, Laura Purcell

Label
The silent companions : a novel
Title
The silent companions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laura Purcell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure--a silent companion--that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of The Bridge are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition--that is, until she notices the figure's eyes following her. A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, this is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect--much like the silent companions themselves"--
Summary
While residing in her late husband’s crumbling estate to see out her pregnancy, newly widowed Elsie is met with resentment and hostility from both the servants and local villagers and soon discovers that she is not alone when she finds a wooden figure that bears a startling resemblance to her—and whose eyes seem to follow her where she goes
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
RUSA Reading List, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10623954
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DLC
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Purcell, Laura
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a ghost story
Label
The silent companions : a novel, Laura Purcell
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990286691
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780143131632
Lccn
2017026775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990286691
Label
The silent companions : a novel, Laura Purcell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990286691
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780143131632
Lccn
2017026775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990286691

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