The Green Mirror
by Hugh Walpole
'The Green Mirror' Summary
"The Green Mirror" by Hugh Walpole is a captivating mystery novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the Italian countryside of the early 20th century. The story revolves around a young Englishman named Richard Herbert who inherits a small fortune from his uncle and decides to travel to Italy to claim his inheritance.
When Richard arrives at his uncle's old villa, he discovers a mysterious green mirror with a disturbing history. As he begins to investigate the mirror's past and the strange occurrences that have taken place in the villa, he finds himself drawn into a web of deception, betrayal, and murder.
Walpole's writing is masterful in its ability to create a sense of foreboding and unease throughout the novel. The descriptions of the Italian countryside are vivid and atmospheric, making readers feel as though they are right there with Richard, exploring the mysterious villa and trying to unravel the secrets of the green mirror.
The characters in "The Green Mirror" are complex and well-developed, with their own motivations and secrets that add to the suspense and intrigue of the story. Richard is a sympathetic and relatable protagonist, and readers will find themselves rooting for him as he tries to solve the mystery of the green mirror and clear his own name.
The novel is not just a gripping mystery, but also a reflection of the cultural and social norms of its time. Walpole explores the changing role of women in society, as well as the tensions between different classes and nationalities in early 20th-century Europe.
Overall, "The Green Mirror" is a timeless classic that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Walpole's prose is elegant and engaging, and the story is both thrilling and thought-provoking. Whether you are a fan of mystery novels or simply love great literature, "The Green Mirror" is a must-read.
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the aut...More on Hugh Walpole
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