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Beneath The Azure Sky Of The French Riviera, Christina Mordant Looks And Behaves Like Any Other Attractive Girl But Each Night As Darkness Falls, The Demon Within Her Betrays Its Presence.A Thousand Miles Away, Deep In The Essex Marshes, A Priest Of Satan Is About To Achieve His Life S Ambition Canon Copely Syle Of Bentford Priory Prepares For The Virgin Sacrifice Which Will Give Breath To The Foul Abomination He Has Created


10 thoughts on “To The DevilA Daughter

  1. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    The story starts out intriguing enough, with a mysterious girl living next door to a strong woman, Molly, and her son, John, who had just recently returned home Unfortunately, the novel becomes very cliched shortly after that One thing that bothered me was that Molly immediately comes to the assumption that her new neighbor, Christina, is taken over by the devil s influence at night From the period that Wheatley wrote this, the content was probably quite acceptable unfortunately, in this tim The stor...


  2. James James says:

    Disappointing, as I remembered reading Wheatley when I was a kid finding it scary fun But it s awful writing, with lapses into reactionary ranting and dialogue which is truly risible The idea that a writer can simply put down as literally Satanic everything he finds dangerous or distasteful is worth thinking about, though Wheatley is rightly afraid of totalitarianism, but foolishly sees no evil in fact, sees the ultimate good in the English class system Nobody could take his raving Disappointing, as I remembered reading Wheatley when I was a kid finding it scary fun But it s awful writing, with lapses into reactionary ranting and dialogue which is truly risible The idea that a writer can simply put down as literally Satani...


  3. Esdaile Esdaile says:

    When I was at school, Dennis Wheatley books the horror stories not the historical novels were all the rage I had thrown all my Dennis Wheatley novels away except this one and read it again out of curiosity to see how it would come acrossthan 40 years on I gained much the same impression as I had had when I was 14 Firstly, as almost anyone who is honest with themselves and free of intellectual snobbery should admit, Dennis Wheatley s ability to keep a reader turning the page is hard to When I was at school, Dennis Wheatley books the horror stories not the historical novels were all the rage I had thrown all my Dennis Wheatley novels away except this one and read it again out of curiosity to see how it would come acrossthan 40 years on I gained much the same impression as I had had when I was 14 Firstly, as almost...


  4. Adele Geraghty Adele Geraghty says:

    A horror classic from the days when only the upper classes were depicted to engage in activity of merit and excitement This can only be read as a period piece and since I collect classic supernatural horror, it was on my reading list Not recommended as a gripping read, but rather an historical...


  5. Titus Hjelm Titus Hjelm says:

    This was plain awful, even by Wheatley standards Not even the anachronistic sexism, racism and commie baiting was remotely interesting this time It was just bad and took me ages to finish This must be one of the few instances where the later film adaptation was actually way better.


  6. Bob Rust Bob Rust says:

    To the Devil A Daughter 1953 in which a Mad Scientist Communistic Satanist attempts to animate deadly homunculi with captured souls in order to destroy democracy.


  7. Mike Mike says:

    This is an odd mixture of mystery, horror, and adventure The central mystery of the story what is going on with the odd young English woman in a villa in Nice, France is largely telegraphed by the book s title, though we are nearly a third of the way through the story before things take a turn from the mundane to the fantastic, and all the vague talk of occultism and conspiracy comes to the fore It is a little distracting that Wheatley is obsessed with connecting...


  8. Angel Angel says:

    The book started off well enough, but took a horrid downturn on page 72 This is where the main character leaps from surmising that the girl she is helping suffers from some sort of personality disorder to dispassionately concluding she is possessed by the devil This would be fine if Wheatley brought the reader with her, but the suspicion seems laughable because it comes out of nowhere Plus, it would have beenentertaining if he followed the Ann Radcliffe school of suspense and kept the m The book started off well enough, but took a horrid downturn on page 72 This is where the main character leaps from surmising that the girl she is helping suffers from some sort of personality disorder to dispassionately concluding she is possessed by the devil This would be fine if Wheatley brought the reader with her, but the suspicion seems laughable because it comes out of nowhere Plus, it would have beenentertaining if he followed the Ann Radcliffe school of suspense and kept the mystery going longer After that, I decided to keep plowing through, but what followed was undisguised propagandistic drivel The main character casually explains that the Devil exists and strangely seems overly familiar with his plans and thought processes , that Satanic cults are flourishing and use yoga and sex to control peop...


  9. Dfordoom Dfordoom says:

    To the Devil a Daughter, written in 1953, is everything you could ask for in a Dennis Wheatley novel It has wicked devil worshippers, outrageous conspiracies, and some amusingly lurid descriptions of satanic rituals A businessman makes a deal with a satanic clergymen, and has his daughter Christina baptised into Satan s church Twenty one years later, provided she is still a virgin, she is destined to be the centrepiece of a hideous satanic ritual As she has been dedicated to Lucifer she un To the Devil a Daughter, written in 1953, is everything you could ask for in a Dennis Wheatley novel It has wicked devil worshippers, outrageous conspiracies, and some amusingly lurid descriptions of satanic rituals A businessman makes a deal with a satanic clergymen, and has his daughter Christina baptised into Satan s church Twenty one years later, provided she is still a virgin, she is destined to be the centrepiece of a hideous satanic ritual As she has been dedicated to Lucifer she undergoes a personality change every evening when the sun goes down In the hours of darkness she becomes a Bad Girl, giving herself up to all kinds of naughtiness Luckily she makes the ac...


  10. Stephen Osborne Stephen Osborne says:

    This may have been a thrilling page turner when it first came out, but the years have not been kind A LOT of talking And thinking about what to do When the action does happen, it s well done and exciting, but getting there is a chore First, this is listed as Molly Fountain 1 , which I guess it is, but Molly only shows up in the first few chapters and then disappears until the very end Sort of like saying Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone was Hedwig the Owl 1 And Christina acts S This may have been a thrilling page turner when it first came out, but the years have not been kind A LOT of talking And thinking about what to do When the action does happen, it s well done and exciting, but getting there is a chore First, this is listed as Molly Fountain 1 , which I gu...