1930. Walpole wrote horror novels that tended more towards the psychological rather than supernatural, with a brooding underlying mysticism. This is the first volume of the Herries Chronicle, which stand among Walpole's greatest works. Rogue Herries, they called him, this haughty, swaggering, wenching vagabond gentleman who sold his mistress for thirty pieces of silver and buried a witch in his garden. But neither the wife who loved him so mutely, nor the mistresses, nor the son who loved him longest, understood his utter loneliness nor the dream of a snow white charger and a hill of ice. They could not guess the fierce longing for an unattainable ideal that sent him bitter with desire for the world that might be, reeling and carousing through the world that is. In Rogue Herries Walpole delivers a massive, vital, full-blooded novel, rich in story, rich in background and incredibly rich in the portrayal of one of the most fascinating characters in literature. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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The first volume of The Herries Chronicle, which recounts the dramatic fortunes of one family from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, in a magnificent Lake District setting. Here is fiction in glorious, sweeping measure, set against wild and beautiful scenery and crowded with fairs, balls, weddings, duels, witches, abductions, murder and romance.
Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger than life Francis Herries who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them. Proud, violent and impetuous, he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story runs that of his son David, with enemies of his own, and that of his gentle daughter Deborah, with placid dreams that will not be realised in her father's house.
Hugh Walpole was one of the most widely admired novelists of the first half of the twentieth century, and the hugely successful Herries Chronicles made him a rich man. Popular amongst, and generous to, other writers, he was knighted in 1937 and died in 1941.Eric Robson was born in southern Scotland and has lived most of his life in Cumbria. For the last 15 years he has had a small farm in the southern Lake District where he keeps sheep. A broadcaster and television documentary maker, he got to know Alfred Wainwright uncommonly well while filming with him in the 1980s. He was executive producer of Granada's Wainwright Country and consultant for the BBC's Wainwright Walks series. He is best known as the presenter of Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time, where he sees his job as keeping the panellists from 'straying into horticultural Latin'.To visit Eric's Striding Edge website click here
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