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The Stillwater Tragedy

The Stillwater Tragedy by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
By: (1836-1907)

The Stillwater Tragedy is a riveting novel that explores the complexities of small town life and the devastating consequences of gossip and rumors. The story follows the lives of various characters in the tight-knit community of Stillwater, who find themselves entangled in a web of lies and deceit.

The author, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, skillfully weaves together multiple storylines, each with its own suspenseful twists and turns. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their fates.

The novel delves into themes of morality, redemption, and the destructive power of secrets. Aldrich's prose is beautifully written, capturing the essence of 19th-century America with vivid descriptions and authentic dialogue.

Overall, The Stillwater Tragedy is a compelling and thought-provoking read that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page. It is a timeless classic that resonates with readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, novelist and editor. Of his many books of poetry and fiction, he may be best known for his semi-autobiographical novel, The Story of a Bad Boy and his collection of short stories, Majorie Daw and Other People. The Stillwater Tragedy which was published in 1880 is set in a small New England manufacturing town whose tranquility is disturbed first by the murder of one of its prominent citizens followed soon thereafter by a general strike of all the trades-unions. As the story develops, Richard Shackford, the murdered man’s nephew, finds himself inextricably caught up in both these events.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 5, 2016
Subject: review
Agree wih Bernie. An interesting story very consistently and well read. Main characters well developed.
Reviewer: - June 14, 2015
Subject: The Silverwater Tragedy
A very good story cleverly built up and nicely concluded. Very well narratored in the 'clipped' manner of the reader.

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