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Martha Peake

a novel of the Revolution

by McGrath, Patrick

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPatrick McGrath.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3563.C3663 M37 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination367 p. :
      Number of Pages367
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6781472M
      ISBN 100375500812
      LC Control Number00029064
      OCLC/WorldCa43694317

        Superbly plotted and wholly absorbing, Martha Peake is an edge-of-your-seat shocker that is crafted with the psychological precision Patrick McGrath's fans have come to expect. A writer whose novels The New York Times Book Review has called both "mesmerizing" and "brilliant," McGrath applies his remarkable imaginative powers to a fresh and Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.   Harry Peake, Martha's father and the focal point of the first half of the book, is so clear a character as to warrant his own novel. One could well compare him in depth to the evil butler, Fledge, of McGrath's "The Grotesque" (later made into the movie "Grave Indiscretion" starring Sting and Alan Bates)/5(19).

      Superbly plotted and wholly absorbing, Martha Peake is an edge-of-your-seat shocker that is crafted with the psychological precision Patrick McGrath's fans have come to expect. A writer whose novels The New York Times Book Review has called both "mesmerizing" and "brilliant," McGrath applies his remarkable imaginative powers to a fresh and. Martha Speaks is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Susan Meddaugh, published by Houghton Mifflin in It is the first in a series of six books featuring a young girl's pet dog named Martha. Plot. The book follows the adventures of a ten-year-old girl named Helen Finney, who fed her dog Martha some alphabet soup and something very mysterious her: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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This book is less about Martha Peake book main character, Martha Peake, that it is about what time and human imagination do to alter a person's legacy. Ambrose Tree tries to piece together Martha's life from his uncle William's tainted (or so Ambrose believes) memories and the few fragments of Martha's letters in his uncle possession/5(61).

Martha Peake is a spellbinding alloy of Gothic mystery and historical romance. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Cited by: 1.

The first half of Martha Peake takes place in London, and during her stay in America Martha witnesses only the early days of the Revolutionary War. Do you think the book’s subtitle—“A Novel of the American Revolution”—is appropriate.

What might have been McGrath’s reasons for selecting it. /5(6). Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution (Vintage Contemporaries) - Kindle edition by McGrath, Patrick. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like Martha Peake book, note taking and highlighting while reading Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution (Vintage Contemporaries)/5(30).

About Martha Peake. Master storyteller Patrick McGrath–author of the critically acclaimed novel Asylum and a finalist for England’s prestigious Whitbread Prize for fiction–once again spins a hypnotic tale of psychological suspense and haunting beauty.

Set among the teeming streets and desolate wharves of Hogarth’s London, then shifting to the powder-keg colony of. Martha Peake delivers the goods, but wraps them in so much complexity and fustian that their brilliance is needlessly shrouded and muted.

Publisher's Weekly McGrath takes a big risk, but the result is an invigorating take on the Revolution, just the tonic for even the most jaded reader during this election season. Buy a cheap copy of Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution book by Patrick McGrath. It is a black art, the writing of a history, is it not.

So begins Martha Peake, a gripping narrative that takes the reader back to London and America during the Free shipping over $ About This Reading Guide The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your reading group's exploration of Patrick McGrath's Martha Peake, a gripping novel set in England and America during the tumultuous years leading up to the American story of a spirited young girl and.

Martha Peake delivers the goods, but wraps them in so much complexity and fustian that their brilliance is needlessly shrouded and muted. Pub Date: Oct. 13th, ISBN: Used - Very Good. Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far/5(). Martha Peake Patrick McGrath Viking £, pp Buy it at BOL. Gothic was an eighteenth-century invention, of course.

And there's a wonderful sense of rightness about Patrick McGrath, the best. Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution by McGrath, Patrick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at If you have read the novels of Charles Dickens, discuss the stylistic and thematic parallels between Martha Peake and books such as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and Bleak House.

As a modern novelist, McGrath is much farther removed from the events in Harry and Martha’s lives and from the narrator’s own time than Dickens was. With consummate skill, Patrick McGrath brings to life the squalor and depravity of eighteenth-century London and the hardships and hopes that drove the American colonists to fight for their freedom, weaving history, philosophy, and politics into a captivating family drama.

Rich in breathtaking adventure and psychological suspense, Martha Peake is a haunting. Editions for Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Har Cited by: 1.

The first half of Martha Peake takes place in London, and during her stay in America Martha witnesses only the early days of the Revolutionary War.

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I brought the book with me on a short trip because I had thoroughly enjoyed Asylum by the same author. That was a riviting, neogothic, psychological horror-thriller/5(5). Martha Peake. By: Patrick McGrath. Narrated by: Tom Sellwood. Martha, who flees her father for colonial America where she becomes a heroic figure in the revolution against England.

Or that he himself has a crucial role to play in this mesmerizing tale as it rushes headlong and hauntingly toward its powerful climax. A disappointing book.

Get this from a library! Martha Peake: a novel of the American Revolution. [Patrick McGrath] -- Fleeing the brutality of her father, poet and smuggler Harry Peake, Martha Peake sets sail for America, where she becomes caught up in the colonies' struggle for independence from Britain.

“[Martha Peake] has rare qualities of power and urgency [Readers] are carried along by the eloquence and the energy and the brilliantly managed narrative pace.” –The New York Times Book Review.Peake Martha Mae Peake, flew home to be with the Lord on AugKobacker House.

Born July 3, to William F. Howard II and Martha D. Meyers.