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Green Darkness (Rediscovered Classics)

Seton, Anya

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ISBN 10: 1556525761 / ISBN 13: 9781556525766
Published by Chicago Review Press, 2005
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Title: Green Darkness (Rediscovered Classics)

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This unforgettable story of undying love combines mysticism, suspense, mystery, and romance into a web of good and evil that stretches from 16th-century England to the present day. Richard Marsdon marries a young American woman named Celia, brings her to live at his English estate, and all seems to be going well. But now Richard has become withdrawn, and Celia is constantly haunted by a vague dread. When she suffers a breakdown and wavers between life and death, a wise doctor realizes that only by forcing Celia to relive her past can he enable her to escape her illness. Celia travels back 400 years in time to her past life as a beautiful but doomed servant. Through her eyes, we see the England of the Tudors, torn by religious strife, and experience all the pageantry, lustiness, and cruelty of the age. As in other historical romance titles by this author, the past comes alive in this flamboyant classic novel.

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The theme of this book is reincarnation, an attempt to show the interplay the law of cause and effect, good and evil, among certain individual souls in two periods of English history.

Green Darkness is the story of a great love, a love in which mysticism, suspense, and mystery form a web of good and evil forces that stretches from Tudor England to the England of the twentieth century.

The marriage of the Englishman Richard Marsdon and his young American wife, Celia, slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VI and to her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon. Although Celia and Stephen can t escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate (and time) offer them another chance for redemption.

Anya Seton (1904 1990) was the author of many best-selling historical novels, including Katherine, The Winthrop Woman, Avalon, Dragonwyck, Devil Water, and Foxfire. She lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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