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Trevlyn Hold by Mrs. Henry Wood is a captivating and enthralling novel that takes readers on a journey through the lives of its characters. From the very beginning, the author sets the stage for a compelling narrative filled with mystery, suspense, and unexpected twists.

The story revolves around the lives of the Trevlyn family and their ancestral estate, Trevlyn Hold. As the plot unfolds, we are introduced to the young and orphaned Edith Trevlyn, who suddenly finds herself in possession of the estate after the tragic deaths of her parents. Faced with the responsibility of managing the vast property, Edith's journey to uncover the secrets of Trevlyn Hold begins.

Wood skillfully weaves together various subplots and multiple perspectives, offering readers a rich and multi-layered narrative. From the enigmatic Mrs. Rievaulx, the family friend with a dark past, to the mysterious stranger who stumbles upon the estate, every character adds depth and intrigue to the story.

The author's attention to detail is evident throughout the novel, with vivid descriptions of both the characters and the Gothic setting of Trevlyn Hold. Wood's evocative writing brings the estate to life, immersing readers in its eerie atmosphere and mysterious allure.

What sets Trevlyn Hold apart is its ability to keep readers guessing until the very end. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Wood throws another curveball, leaving you eagerly turning the pages to uncover the truth. The story is filled with unexpected plot twists and shocking revelations that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Furthermore, Wood skillfully explores various themes such as love, loyalty, revenge, and the consequences of one's actions. The characters are complex and realistic, and their emotions and motivations are fully explored, allowing readers to connect with them on a deep level.

However, one minor drawback of Trevlyn Hold is the pacing. At times, the narrative feels slightly uneven, with certain sections moving slower than others. Nevertheless, this does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.

In conclusion, Trevlyn Hold is a gripping and atmospheric novel that will captivate fans of Victorian Gothic literature. Mrs. Henry Wood's masterful storytelling combined with well-developed characters and a suspenseful plot makes for an engaging read. Whether you are a fan of mystery, suspense, or historical fiction, this book is a must-read.

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TREVLYN HOLD

A Novel

BY MRS. HENRY WOOD

AUTHOR OF "EAST LYNNE," "THE CHANNINGS," "JOHNNY LUDLOW," ETC.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH THOUSAND

London MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1904

All rights reserved

TREVLYN HOLD

CHAPTER I

THOMAS RYLE

The fine summer had faded into autumn, and the autumn would soon be fading into winter. All signs of harvest had disappeared. The farmers had gathered the golden grain into their barns; the meads looked bare, and the partridges hid themselves in the stubble left by the reapers.

Perched on the top of a stile which separated one field from another, was a boy of some fifteen years. Several books, a strap passed round to keep them together, were flung over his shoulder, and he sat throwing stones into a pond close by, softly whistling as he did so. The stones came out of his pocket. Whether stored there for the purpose to which they were now being put, was best known to himself. He was a slender, well made boy, with finely shaped features, a clear complexion, and eyes dark and earnest. A refined face; a good face and you have not to learn that the face is the index of the mind. An index that never fails for those gifted with the power to read the human countenance... Continue reading book >>




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