The Channings Gripping novels often create suspense by making the stakes very high life or death struggles violence or destruction on a global scale _The Channings_ generates similar tension from much smaller stak

  • Title: The Channings
  • Author: Ellen Price Wood
  • ISBN: 9780809595778
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gripping novels often create suspense by making the stakes very high life or death struggles, violence or destruction on a global scale _The Channings_ generates similar tension from much smaller stakes someone has spilled ink on a choirboy s gown, 20 pounds are missing, and a young man burns a candle in his room half the night for reasons he refuses to reveal In the EGripping novels often create suspense by making the stakes very high life or death struggles, violence or destruction on a global scale _The Channings_ generates similar tension from much smaller stakes someone has spilled ink on a choirboy s gown, 20 pounds are missing, and a young man burns a candle in his room half the night for reasons he refuses to reveal In the English cathedral town of Helstonleigh, such enigmas loom large, and Mrs Henry Wood shows how such seemingly small mysteries can change the fates of entire families and how the suspense of such mysteries can keep the reader turning the pages _The Channings_ follows the fortunes of one Helstonleigh family, the Channings, as their doings are intertwined with those of other townsfolk and of the boys at the local cathedral school Such communities, with their successes, jealousies, disappointments, secrets, romances, sacrifices and rogues, were Wood s forte

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    About "Ellen Price Wood"

    1. Ellen Price Wood

      Ellen Price Wood was an English novelist, better known as Mrs Henry Wood She wrote over 30 novels, many of which especially East Lynne , enjoyed remarkable popularity Among the best known of her stories are Danesbury House, Oswald Cray, Mrs Halliburton s Troubles, The Channings, Lord Oakburn s Daughters and The Shadow of Ashlydyat For many years, she worked as the proprietor and editor of the Argosy.

    102 thoughts on “The Channings”

    1. I liked this book in many ways, but the underlying ideas and the irritating piety (piety in the negative sense - there was a time that piety had positive connotations, I don't know that that's true anymore) and then the camel-straw - everything to do with Charlie, really took away from my initial enjoyment. I do not believe anyone is "beyond the pale", never mind an entire family. Nor does the way one is raised determine one's destiny - it has influence, sure, but there are many other factors at [...]


    2. Gosh, I remember loving this book everytime I've read it.I have a very old "Reader's Library" edition - obviouslyabridged but it is still a page turner. There are no smokingguns or grisly violence - in fact a family's whole honour turnson the disappearance of a ten pound note. The Channings are held in such high regard in the sleepy Cathedraltown of Helstonleigh but young Charley Channing is not thought muchof by his school fellows. Led by bullying Gerald Yorke he is constantly teased, called "M [...]


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