The Captives by Sir Hugh Walpole

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This unique edition of The Captives from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions.

The Captives is penned down by Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist.

It’s a lugubrious novel, centring on the children of fundamentalists, young adults who struggle to escape emotional attachments to relatives who preach hellfire religion. Maggie, a 19-year-old minister's daughter and atheist, moves to London to live with her fundamentalist aunts after the death of her cold, cynical father. Determined to be independent, Maggie wants to escape her religious aunts' stifling household by finding work, but the stern, intimidating Aunt Anne and the ineffectual Aunt Elizabeth draw her into the world of a chapel whose brimstone-preaching, eloquent, charismatic minister, Mr.Warlock, impresses her (though she does not believe). His son, Martin Warlock, a rebellious agnostic, has returned from Europe and longs to escape his home. Maggie and Martin fall in love, though Martin’s love is a strange one: he persists in telling Maggie that she reminds him of a man and he doesn’t love her as he loves other women. “She wondered why it had hurt her when he had said he loved her as though she were a man, without any question of sex.” Oh, Maggie, run the other way! You know that this isn’t going to work out.


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Published May 11, 2012 by George H. Doran Company. 357 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History, Self Help, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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