From the acclaimed author of Pemberley and Thornfield Hall comes a tale inspired by Henry James
The Beautiful Child is the last known unfinished story by the great American writer, ending on a Jamesian note of terror and amplified throughout by Tennant's trademark feminist-dreamlike style. A chilling account of cruelty and neglect, it suggests a terrifying real scandal behind James's inability to complete his story of a couple who beseech a fashionable artist to paint the child they never had—none other than the dipsomaniac Mr. and Mrs. Smith, longstanding servants of James until the novel was abandoned.
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Though the attempt at a ghost story that is both postmodern and Jamesian is admirable, the result is more style than substance, and readers would do better to revisit The Turn of the Screw.Read Full Review of The Beautiful Child | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly