- Libro de bolsillo: 712 páginas
- Editor: Bantam Books; Edición: Reissue (1 de abril de 1981)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0553200534
- ISBN-13: 978-0553200539
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Wall (Inglés) Libro de bolsillo – 1 abr 1981
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Combines factual history and fictional details to relate the motives, impulses, and deeds of individuals in the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi persecution
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Like many of her mysteries, this one is narrated by a young woman whose once-wealthy family regularly left a luxurious New York City townhouse to spend warm months at their large summer home. Now the fortune is long-gone, the parents are long dead, and Marcia Lloyd and her brother Arthur struggle to maintain the life-style that is all they know. The rambling old house needs repairs, the elderly servants are unable to do more than the bare minimum, and there's no money to hire more help. The house is full of memories for Marcia, but it's also an albatross around her neck. No one wants to buy it.
The story is a shrewd and sometimes pitiless look at a sea-side town where the locals are both dependent on and resentful of the wealthy "summer crowd." It's a time when the arrogance of wealth is largely accepted and it's rare that a local will dare to stand up to the summer folks, regardless of how badly they behave. But can they get by with murder?
As with many of Rinehart's books, the plot is driven by a seductive, scheming woman - in this case, Arthur's first wife Juliette. That mysterious beauty appeared out of nowhere to capture the very eligible young bachelor and she's been making his life hell ever since. She bewitches every man she meets and leaves a trail of destruction (and enemies) every where she goes. Do such intoxicating women exist? Did Rinehart believe it or were Juliette and her kind simply good plot-drivers?
It's not Rinehart's best book, but it's good. Marcia and Arthur are likable characters. The sheriff's folksy talk ("By the Great Horn Toad!") hides a shrewd brain and a dogged determination to bring the guilty to justice. Old Mrs. Pendexter is a hoot. And, in the end, the story of Juliette herself is touching. A pretty girl from a small Midwestern town who parlayed her looks and guile into a life of leisure and luxury, she eventually pushes her luck a bit too far. It's an inevitable tragedy, but a tragedy non-the-less.
Rinehart's books are charmingly dated, but her knowledge of human nature is hard to beat. I would edit out about fifty pages of Marcia's childhood memories, but writing (and reading) was a more leisurely activity in those days. Like all of Rinehart's books, it's a look back in time.