The asylum: A Novel

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In this 'deliciously spooky' Victorian Gothic, a woman's past could be the death of her'if she can remember it (The New York Times Book Review).
 
Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England, with no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London.
 
Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle's house? Which woman is the imposter? From a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of the asylum, the perilous quest for answers draws Georgina only deeper into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival, and her sanity, depend.
 
'redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . A splendid read!' 'Historical Novel Society, Editors' Choice
 
'readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood's not-to-be-trusted hands.' 'The Independent
 
'Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again. . . . Twisted in every sense of the word.' 'Booklist
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In this "deliciously spooky" Victorian Gothic, a woman's past could be the death of her—if she can remember it (The New York Times Book Review).

Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England, with no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London.

Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle's house? Which woman is the imposter? From a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of the asylum, the perilous quest for answers draws Georgina only deeper into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival, and her sanity, depend.

"Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . A splendid read!" —Historical Novel Society, Editors' Choice

"Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood's not-to-be-trusted hands." —The Independent

"Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again. . . . Twisted in every sense of the word." —Booklist

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subject_facetAmnesia -- Fiction
Asylums -- England -- Fiction
Asylums -- Fiction
Electronic books
Gothic fiction
Historical fiction
Impostors and imposture -- Fiction
Memory disorders -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayThe asylum
title_fullThe Asylum A Novel
The asylum [electronic resource] / John Harwood
The asylum [electronic resource] Harwood, John, 1946-
title_shortThe asylum
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topic_facetAmnesia
Asylums
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Impostors and imposture
Memory disorders
Romance
Suspense
Thriller