Mrs. God

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A tale of an inspired literary sojourn that turns into something far more sinister.Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry James were privileged to call themselves guests and Esswood Fellows. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found in Esswood a respite from the outer world and its refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. There was always talk of a hidden ...

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Overview

A tale of an inspired literary sojourn that turns into something far more sinister.Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry James were privileged to call themselves guests and Esswood Fellows. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found in Esswood a respite from the outer world and its refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. There was always talk of a hidden secret in Esswood’s past, and the Seneschal children were often so pale and sickly, but don’t all English manor houses have a few ghost stories to call their own? When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of an Esswood Fellowship, and the chance to study Isobel’s private manuscripts at close hand, he is thrilled beyond his wildest ambitions. But something seems slightly off at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and there are those giant dollhouses in the basement . . .Never before published as a separate volume, Mrs. God is a very different kind of ghost story from one of America’s most celebrated authors.

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Editorial Reviews

Stephen King
“When Peter Straub turns on all his jets, no one in the scream factory can equal him.”
Lawrence Block
“Peter Straub is a national treasure.”
Washington Post
“Straub can write superb horror.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455868049
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels. His two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House, were international bestsellers. In 2006, he was given the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter and his wife live in New York City.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York City
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 2, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965; M.A., Columbia University, 1966
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Waste!

    I usually like Peter Straub and find his books very interesting, but I found this story was a little boring for my taste. And for the love of God, is it too much to ask that Barnes and Noble let Nook readers kmow how many pages are in a book???? I wasted over $15 for a book that only had 170 pages!!!!! What a lame way to treat your customers:(

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Don't waste your money

    First, I was irked because I realized that I paid 14 bucks for a 130 page book. Why doesnt B&N let you see page count before you buy? Second, I was relieved that it was only 130 pages because this book made no sense. I had to read through to the end just to see if there was going to be something to make it all clear. There wasn't. It was tedious and vague and I am very glad that it is over. This was a total waste of my money and time.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    Uninteresting

    I think the author was going for a disorienting descent into horror and/or madness. too bad the ride is just circuitous and unentertaining.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Terrible book. It's confusing and poorly written not to mention

    Terrible book. It's confusing and poorly written not to mention utterly boring. Total waste of time and money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Err

    When i first saw that there was a new Straub book came out i was excited until i read the book and it seemed oddly familiar...its bevause it had been previously printed in another Straub book called A House Without Doors. I feel gypped.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    I haven't been creeped out reading a story in a long time, and I

    I haven't been creeped out reading a story in a long time, and I loved it. I meant to go to sleep 3 hours ago but made the mistake of starting this. :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

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    I'm so confused. The story started out ok, it kept your wanting

    I'm so confused. The story started out ok, it kept your wanting to read more. However, by the end, I was totally confused. Were the brother and sister of the house still alive? Were they ghosts? Or vampires? Who did professor Standish actually behead? Maybe the author wants readers to use their imagination, but in this case, there were too many questions left unanswered.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    I think i got it.

    Maybe.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    It's definitely Peter Straub to the end. Another brilliant work of art. Really enjoyed it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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