“The Thirteenth Tale” by Dane Setterfield was published in 2006. It is a Gothic suspense novel.
It is the first published book written by Dane Setterfield.
The title “The Thirteenth Tale” is derived from “Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation” written by Vida Winter. It was a collection of thirteen stories but only twelve stories could be published.
Since there were only twelve stories, the title was changed and the cover was reprinted. The book was renamed “Tales of Change and Desperation.”
People often ask Margaret about the missing tale in the novel, but when the novel concludes, Margaret gets the long awaited thirteenth tale as a parting gift from Vita Winter.
A Quick Guide to "The Thirteenth Tale"
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Writing Style
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Plot Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis