The Fall of the House of Walworth

By: O'Brien, Geoffrey

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The Walworth family was the very symbol of virtue and distinction for decades, rising to prominence as part of the splendor of New York's aristocracy. When Frank Walworth travels to New York to "settle a family difficulty" by shooting his father at point blank range, his family must reveal their inner demons in a spectacular trial to save him from execution. The resulting testimony exposes a legacy of mania and abuse, and the stately reputation of the family crumbles in a Gothic drama which the New York Tribune called "sensational to the last degree."

The Fall of the House of Walworth gives us both the intimate history of a family torn apart by violent obsessions, and a rich portrait of the American social worlds in which they moved. In the tradition of Edith Wharton, this is a riveting true story which "rival s] the most extravagant Gothic novels of the day" (The Chicago Tribune).

Title: The Fall of the House of Walworth

Author Name: O'Brien, Geoffrey

Categories: Other,

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2011-08-16

ISBN Number: 0312577141

ISBN Number 13: 9780312577148

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0312577141-02