Book Reviews of Penmarric

Author: Susan Howatch
ISBN-13: 9780449206225
ISBN-10: 044920622X
Publication Date: 7/12/1984
Pages: 704
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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The novel shows that "life isn't always fair, and that past mistakes of others can have ramifictions for future generations." It's a passionate and intelligent story, yet easy to read. The plot and characters mimic true English history, AN EXCELLENT EPIC!
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A family saga over 3 generations that involves love and money, dividing the family. Emotional and detailed.
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This is a lengthy family saga, stretching from the Victorian era to the end of World War II, told from the perspective of a father, then several of his sons in turn. The flavor of Cornwall is well-described and there is a bit of a gothic tinge to the story. Aside from some antiquated sexual sentiments (e.g. a husband raping his wife to gain her respect), the characters are well-drawn and the pacing keeps the story moving.
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Howatch set in Cornwall: three generations of a family drama.