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The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes

The Ghosts of Kerfol (edition 2008)

by Deborah Noyes

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Title:The Ghosts of Kerfol
Authors:Deborah Noyes
Info:Candlewick (2008), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 176 pages
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Tags:Gothic Literature, Ghost Stories, Dark Secrets, Mystery, Dogs

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The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes

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    legxleg: The Ghosts of Kerfol is based upon one of Edith Wharton's classic ghost stories, Kerfol.
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Over time, the Kerfol castle in France sees its share of ghoslty happenings. ( )
  AbundaBookworms | Feb 15, 2014 |
Beautifully written and sophisticated. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
The Ghosts of Kerfol is an anthology of ghost stories all set in one Renaissance French mansion. The stories range in chronological time frames from 1613 to 1982 and they're about people encountering the mansion's ghosts. The anthology is based on Edith Wharton's ghost story, Kerfol. The Ghosts of Kerfol is excellent. The protagonist of each story is very different from those of the others, and Deborah Noyes gives each a distinct inner voice, perspective, and reason for being at Kerfol. In a lesser talent, all the stories would have had the same style. Each story was fascinating; not a weak one in the bunch. I actually bought The Ghosts of Kerfol thinking it WAS Edith Wharton's Kerfol (maybe I'm ADD). I'm so glad for my mistake. Now, of course, I can't wait to find Wharton's story. ( )
  naimahaviland | Jan 7, 2013 |
Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo.com

Anne de Barrigan is a young woman in France who is married to the strong, jealous Yves de Cornault and lives at the grand Kerfol estate.

When Yves is mysteriously murdered, Anne is questioned. However, the marks on Yves show that he had to have been murdered by dogs, but there are no dogs at Kerfol.

Kerfol seems to be haunted through many generations, as each chapter goes to a different time period in history, ending at the present time.

Deborah Noyes writes an interesting book based off of the ghost story by Edith Wharton. Noyes creates characters in each time era that tells a little more of a great story.

The weird happenings at Kerfol are sure to give chills to any reader. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 11, 2009 |
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In an enthralling work of Gothic suspense, an Edith Wharton story inspires five connected tales set in the same haunted manor over the centuries.

In her classic ghost story "Kerfol," Edith Wharton tells the tale of Anne de Barrigan, a young Frenchwoman convicted of murdering her husband, the jealous Yves de Cornault. The elderly lord was found dead on the stairs, apparently savaged by a pack of dogs, though there were no dogs — no live dogs — at Kerfol that day. In this remarkable collection of intertwining short stories, Deborah Noyes takes us back to the haunted manor and tells us Anne de Barrigan's story through the sympathetic eyes of her servant girl. Four more tales slip forward in time, peering in on a young artist, a hard-drinking party girl, a young American couple, and a deaf gardener who now tends the Kerfol estate. All these souls are haunted by the ghosts of Kerfol — the dead dogs, the sensual yet uneasy relationships, and the bitter taste of revenge.

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Over the centuries, the inhabitants of author Edith Wharton's fictional mansion, Kerfol, are haunted by the ghosts of dead dogs, fractured relationships, and the taste of bitter revenge.

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Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763630004, 0763648256

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