Cover of: The painted bridge | Wendy Wallace

The painted bridge

a novel

1st Scribner hardcover ed.

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Outside London behind a stone wall stands Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, recently-married Anna Palmer becomes its newest arrival, tricked by her husband into leaving her home, incarcerated against her will and declared hysterical and unhinged. With no doubts as to her sanity, Anna is convinced that she will be released as soon as she can tell her story. But Anna quickly learns that liberty will not come easily. And the longer she remains at Lake House, the more she realises that - like the ethereal bridge over the asylum's lake - nothing is as it appears. She begins to experience strange visions and memories that may lead her to the truth about her past, herself, and to freedom - or lead her so far into the recesses of her mind that she may never escape.

About the Edition

Outside London behind a stone wall stands Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, recently-married Anna Palmer becomes its newest arrival, tricked by her husband into leaving her home, incarcerated against her will and declared hysterical and unhinged. With no doubts as to her sanity, Anna is convinced that she will be released as soon as she can tell her story. But Anna quickly learns that liberty will not come easily. And the longer she remains at Lake House, the more she realises that - like the ethereal bridge over the asylum's lake - nothing is as it appears. She begins to experience strange visions and memories that may lead her to the truth about her past, herself, and to freedom - or lead her so far into the recesses of her mind that she may never escape.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.92
Library of Congress
PR6123.A453 P35 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
291 p. ;
Number of pages
291

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26304336M
Internet Archive
paintedbridgenov00wall
ISBN 10
1451660820
ISBN 13
9781451660821
OCLC/WorldCat
759913676
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