When an injured Union soldier is found in the Virginia woods as the Civil War rages, he is brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies to recover. For the sheltered girls and their teachers, the arrival of the attractive John McBurney is a thrilling distraction from normal life. But before long, McBurney's presence will turn them against each other and upend all their lives - with potentially devastating consequences. Combining psychological suspense with humour and romantic drama, The Beguiled is a wildly entertaining novel of sexual tension and repression, and of rivalry, jealousy and, ultimately, vengeance. This paperback book has 372 pages and measures: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm approx.
Thomas Cullinan (1919-1995) was a novelist, playwright and television writer.
The Beguiled (1966) was made into a film starring Clint Eastwood in 1970, and remade by Sofia Coppola in a version starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst in 2017. Cullinan's other novels include
The Besieged (1970),
The Eighth Sacrament (1977) and
The Bedeviled (1978).