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Martha Peake

A Novel of the Revolution

Martha Peake( )
Author: McGrath, Patrick
Series title:Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
ISBN:978-0-375-70131-3
Publication Date:May 2002
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

When Ambrose Tree is summoned by his ancient uncle to the brooding mansion Drogo Hall, he suspects it’s to hear the old man’s dying words and then collect a sizable inheritance. He has no idea he is about to learn the bizarre story of Harry Peake, Cornish smuggler turned poet who became a monster capable of the most horrifying acts. Or that he’s about to become psychologically enmeshed in the riveting life of Harry’s daughter, Martha, who flees her father for...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.16 x 8.02 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.609 Pounds
Author Biography
McGrath, Patrick (Author)
Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was the medical superintendent for many years. He attended Stonyhurst College and received his BA in English from the University of London. Among other jobs, he worked as an orderly in a mental hospital and as a teacher before becoming a writer. He is seen as a leader of the neo-Gothic writers; his books include Spider, The Grotesque, Port Mungo, Trauma and Asylum. His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy.

McGrath resides in New York City and London.

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