The Gentle Prisoner ~~ Sara Seale


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Here is the tender story of Nicholas Penryn, who lived as an embittered recluse in a remote part of Cornwall. Badly scarred, he could not believe that any woman could be other than repulsed by him - until his strange marriage to a young girl whose gentle ways at last touched even his unhappy heart.


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There was a curious similarity between the fairy tale of "Beauty and the Beast" and Shelley Wynthorpe's relationship with Nicholas Penryn. The Beast lived in a remote house, surrounded by high walls; so did Nicholas. Beauty's father brought her a white rose from the Beast's garden; so did Shelley's father, when he visited Nicholas and they came to their strange arrangement that Shelley should become Nicholas's wife. The Beast was hideously ugly -- and Nicholas, badly scarred, was convinced that no woman could ever feel anything but revulsion for him. But. .. after a year and a day, Beauty had fallen truly in love with the Beast. Would Shelley, with her gentle ways, be able to bring her own love story to its happy ending?
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  • Published:
    Jan-1949
  • Formats:
    Print
  • Pages:
    400
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