Old House of Fear  -     By: Russell Kirk
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Old House of Fear

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2007 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802817629
ISBN-13: 9780802817624

Publisher's Description

Attorney Hugh Logan leaves Canada for Scotland to negotiate the purchase of Carnglass Island and the castle Old House of Fear for his employer, Duncan MacAskival. Logan is continually thwarted and threatened on his journey. But no matter how bad his travels, his arrival onto the island brings much worse trouble. Carnglass is under the control of evil genius Dr. Edmund Jackman, a Soviet-educated political revolutionary convinced that Logan is a spy who must die. Will Jackman's plot be thwarted? Will Logan be able to rescue the lovely niece of the noble owner of Old House? Will anyone get off the island alive?

Debuting in the 1960s, Old House of Fear was Russell Kirk's most popular book, selling more than all his other books combined. Yet this Gothic tale is more than just a fascinating work of fiction. As in all of Kirk's stories, a deeper meaning emerges -- in this case, a satirization of Marxism and liberalism -- demonstrating the acute sense of the moral that sets Kirk apart from other genre writers.

Author Bio

Russell Kirk (19181994) was an eminent literary andsocial critic who rose to national prominence in 1953 withthe publication of his book The Conservative Mind.The founding editor of Modern Age and TheUniversity Bookman, he wrote more than thirty books,including his memoirs, The Sword of Imagination(Eerdmans). The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal inMecosta, Michigan, continues his work, hosting seminars,writers, and research scholars at Piety Hill, Kirk'sancestral home. "

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
"Thrillingly executed. . . A grandly satisfactory tale of vivid adventure."

John J. Miller in National Review
"Kirk deserves a place alongside the classic authors of supernatural fiction, such as Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and Edgar Allan Poe."

Saturday Review
"Offers wild excitement, sadistic violence. An unblushing Gothic tale."

New York Herald Tribune
"Rich in atmosphere, keen in its careful anticipation of large excitements, and boasting a formidable villain. . . A singularly beguiling book."

Chicago Sunday Times
"Outstanding. . . Old House of Fear unfolds, majestically and rhythmically, a story of adventure, romance, and suspense."

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