Flowers in the attic novel
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) by V.C. AndrewsSuch wonderful children. Such a beautiful mother. Such a lovely house. Such endless terror!
It wasnt that she didnt love her children. She did. But there was a fortune at stake—a fortune that would assure their later happiness if she could keep the children a secret from her dying father.
So she and her mother hid her darlings away in an unused attic.
Just for a little while.
But the brutal days swelled into agonizing years. Now Cathy, Chris, and the twins wait in their cramped and helpless world, stirred by adult dreams, adult desires, served a meager sustenance by an angry, superstitious grandmother who knows that the Devil works in dark and devious ways. Sometimes he sends children to do his work—children who—one by one—must be destroyed....
Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent struggling to stay alive....
Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews – review
In , a gothic fiction renaissance was kicked off by the publication of Flowers in the Attic, a tale of imprisonment, child abuse and incest. Three sequels and a prequel followed. Even the death of author V. Andrews copyright holders published Beneath the Attic , an unconventional type of book and something I, at least, had never heard of before: a prequel to prequel. Beneath the Attic tells the story of Corrine, a precocious teen who finds herself on the cusp of marrying into the cursed Foxworth family in
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Narrator Catherine "Cathy" Dollanganger 12 is the second of four children, following older brother Chris 14 and preceding twins Cory and Carrie 5. Cathy and her siblings live lovely, blissful lives in Gladstone, Pennsylvania. Their father, Christopher works in public relations for a computer company. Their mother, Corrine, is a housewife and cares for Cathy, Chris and the twins. Each member of the family is beautiful and sports flaxen blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin. Chris's best friend nicknamed them "The Dresden Dolls" because of their resemblance to porcelain dolls. Sadly, Cathy's life in Gladstone ends upon her father's tragic death in a highway accident on his 36th birthday.
Flowers in the Attic is a Gothic novel by V. The novel is written in the first-person, from the point of view of Cathy Dollanganger. It was twice adapted into films in and The book was extremely popular, selling over forty million copies world-wide. In , the Dollanganger family lives an idyllic life in Gladstone, Pennsylvania until Mr. Dollanganger dies in a car accident, leaving his wife Corrine deep in debt with four children and no professional skills.
I re-read this book, having first read it a year or so ago, and every plot twist was as page turning, as enthralling, as captivating as it was the first time I read it. This book is very special, as it is one that never loses its charm. I was a little apprehensive about reading it again, because the main plot twist is at the end, and I remembered it clearly. However, this time, I spotted little clues and hints about the end which I never saw before. The story is about a perfect family, the Dollangangers, often referred to as the Dresden Dolls because of their blonde hair, blue eyes and porcelain complexions.