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The Victorian Chaise-Longue

The Victorian Chaise-Longue By {author, [PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski [PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski - The Victorian Chaise-Longue, The Victorian Chaise Longue The novel is about a young married woman who lies down on a chaise longue and wakes to find herself imprisoned in the body of her alter ego ninety years before It impressed P D James author of the Pr

  • Publisher‏:‎ Persephone Books (June 17, 2014)
  • Publication date‏:‎ June 17, 2014
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 1615 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 84 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

[PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski, The Victorian Chaise-Longue, Marghanita Laski, The Victorian Chaise Longue The novel is about a young married woman who lies down on a chaise longue and wakes to find herself imprisoned in the body of her alter ego ninety years before It impressed P D James author of the Preface as one of the most skillfully told and terrifying short novels of its decade

The Victorian Chaise-Longue

[PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski [PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski - The Victorian Chaise-Longue, The Victorian Chaise Longue The novel is about a young married woman who lies down on a chaise longue and wakes to find herself imprisoned in the body of her alter ego ninety years before It impressed P D James author of the Pr The Victorian Chaise-Longue

  • [PDF] Read ↠ The Victorian Chaise-Longue : by Marghanita Laski
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207 thought on “The Victorian Chaise-Longue

  1. The first thing that impressed me about this was the prose The first present part of the novella is written in a free indirect style that borders on stream of consciousness It has an omniscient narrator who freely offers the thoughts of the various people gathered in protagonist Melanie s sickroom and the stream of consciousness es is seamless and beautiful How silly I was to ever listen to POV presciptionists, those ignoramii who warned me against head hopping.At first I thought her writing was [...]


  2. This was my introduction to the author Marghanita Laski, and now I am reading through every one of her books I can find This is no small feat, as many are out of print The Victorian Chaise Longue is different from her other works, but in a wonderful way This is pure horror writing, but done in a classy and beautiful way You really don t see the end coming Laski is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers, thanks to Persephone Books reissues of her work And don t get me started on how much I L [...]


  3. After all these years, I have the whole story What a surprise But no crystal palace Very sad story Scary.


  4. Wow This took me by surprise I think could have been done with the plot, but otherwise it s absolutely phenomenal I do wish it were longer, and I m glad I bought it on Kindle for this reason, as Persephone books are quite expensive.


  5. Perhaps I was expecting too much after hearing about this book for a couple of years It is a good story, but did not have the nightmarish quality I expected.


  6. I cannot tell you enough how much my family and I enjoyed the PBS series The 1900 House It s hard not to romanticize the Victorian era, so when a modern London family is given the opportunity to go back in time, and live in a remodeled home according to the customs of the era, they jump at the opportunity Shoot, I m sure I would have also, except that as the show went on, one realizes that modern advances in technology, science, and society have made life so much easier now.The Victorian Chaise [...]


  7. Melanie, a young woman recovering from tuberculosis, has been moved from her bedroom to another room, to rest on a Victorian chaise longue which she had recently bought from an antique shop She wakes up on that chaise longue and finds herself in what she will learn is 1864, in a setting and with people she half recognizes They call her Milly, and Melanie has the horror of having the mind of Melanie but the consumptive body of Milly, and her protesting mind and voice, yearning for release, cannot [...]


  8. This is a psychological thriller than a horror story but once you get into it, you can t put it down It is a very short book you can read in a sitting as I did.The trigger for the modern times Victorian era timeswitch is highly original the chaise longue itselfThere is very considerable intensity in the story as Melanie comes to understand her situation trapped as Milly The tension mounts as Milly becomes ill I found some unsympathetic characters e g Melanie s husband, and those who are meant to [...]


  9. At just 99 pages, this is a little gem that leaves you with so much to think about Melanie, spoilt and indulged, is not a character you particularly warm to but you ll soon be drawn into her nightmare, willing her somehow to escape it On the morning of an appointment in the early 1950s with the Harley Street specialist who diagnoses TB, she arrived early so wandered into an antique shop In the basement, she was drawn to an ugly Victorian chaise longue and experiences only her body s need to lie [...]


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