Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 442 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1975. ISBN: 0394484908. From its opening moments in Highgate Cemetery in the London of 1850 to its horrifying and apocalyptic resolution high on the slopes of Vesuvius, this dazzling and diabolical nonpareil of a novel ensnares us in the labyrinthine mysteries involving two branches of a great family, a fatal marriage, and a crucial inheritance. Here in all their glory are the magnificent obsessions-passion and jealousy, money and property, rank and power-that we demand from the great, exuberant extravaganzas of high nineteenth-century fiction...and here, most of all, is an enchantingly wise, innocent, solemn, captivating-and endangered-heroine, Clara Reeve.