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Angelica
 
 
Author
Arthur Phillips.
Publisher Random House/QPB  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780739489048
Pages/Publication Date 331/2007
Daedalus Item Code 02321
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The author of The Egyptologist and Prague here brings us what seems to be a spellbinding Victorian ghost story, as a couple's only child is haunted by a seductively charged spirit, and the girl's mother seeks help from a spiritualist. But this supposed exorcist is also an amateur psychologist, and sees other forces at work. Reminiscent of such classic horror tales as The Turn of the Screw and The Haunting of Hill House, Angelica is also a thoroughly modern exploration of identity, desire, repression, and love, told in part by all four characters and set at the dawn of psychoanalysis and the peak of spiritualism's acceptance.

"When Joseph instructs his wife, Constance, to have their four-year-old daughter, Angelica, moved from their bedroom into a room of her own, Constance becomes convinced that a seductive spectral force is preying on the child. The catastrophe that follows is relayed from the perspectives of Constance; of her supposed redeemer, an actress turned exorcist; and of Joseph—each view ultimately being rendered by the adult Angelica. What at first appears a rather glib ghost story predicated on Victorian clichés of sexual repression and patriarchal tyranny turns into a spectacular, ever-proliferating tale of mingled motives, psychological menace, and delicately told crises of appetite and loneliness. Phillips sustains a pastiche of Victorian writing and ideas with enticing playfulness."—The New Yorker

 
 
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