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    Alfred a Knopf Inc; First Edition edition (May 1, 1971)
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Thomas Tryon A gripping novel of terror similar to Tryon's first book, The Other. Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins.

First we meet Fedora, longest-reigning beauty of them all. Sexy Lorna comes next. We find her in a secluded resort trying to heal herself after many jobs, many men, and much trouble. A gripping novel of terror similar to Tryon's first book, The Other. They are close, close enough, almost, to read each other’s thoughts, but they couldn’t be more different. Holland is bold and mischievous, a bad influence, while Niles is kind and eager to please, the sort of boy who makes parents proud.

The Other was Thomas Tryon’s first novel, written after having spent much of his early adulthood as a Hollywood film actor. The Other is a frame story, but the identity of the narrator is unknown until the book’s denouement. The story involves two twin boys, one of whom is a vicious evildoer while the other acts as his doe-eyed apostle. Of course, every evil deed performed is accompanied by telling amounts of circumstantial ambiguity so one could probably see The Big Reveal coming a mile away, especially if he’s seen enough M. Night Shyamalan films.

Thomas Tryon (September 6, 1634 – August 21, 1703) was an English sugar merchant, author of popular self-help books, and early advocate of vegetarianism. Born in 1634 in Bibury near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, he had to work spinning wool. Born in 1634 in Bibury near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, he had to work spinning wool as a child and received no education. As a teenager, he worked as a shepherd till the age of eighteen and managed to learn reading and writing in his spare time. In 1652 he moved to London without telling his parents and apprenticed with a hatter

Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel about a homegrown monster is an eerie examination of the darkness that dwells within everyone.

Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel about a homegrown monster is an eerie examination of the darkness that dwells within everyone. It is a landmark of psychological horror that is a worthy descendent of the books of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.

Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. Mr. Tryon creates characters that are so true to life you swear you met them before or they really existed at some time. This book is intelligent horror written by a late great author who doesn't suffer from verbal diarrhea like some of the popular present day writers. Harvest Home is another novel written in the early seventies that is just as creepy with a stunning ending, I loved it!

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Read Lady, by Thomas Tryon online on Bookmate – A spellbinder with a twisted ending. You can’t put it down -from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Other (Des Moines Register). A spellbinder with a twisted ending. In Pequot Landing, there are two sights to see: the largest elm in America, which dominates the stately old village green, and the house of Lady Harleigh.

Even stranger, Tryon’s next book, Harvest Home, came out in 1973 and became another huge hit, although these . The Other was instantly heralded as a classic and Tryon hit the road, doing interviews and selling his book practically door to door

Fully a third of our horror roots are missing, which is too bad because while The Other isn’t as good as Rosemary’s Baby it’s a far, far better-written book than The Exorcist. Tryon was an actor who had, as People magazine put it, a relentlessly mediocre acting career in Hollywood. The Other was instantly heralded as a classic and Tryon hit the road, doing interviews and selling his book practically door to door. His reward was massive sales and critics falling all over themselves to proclaim it a masterpiece.

Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to lower spine corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 280 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, white and bright, no age-toning. Review copy, with publisher's review slip laid in. A fine, collectable quality first edition of a suspenseful, well written psychological horror story, and Thomas Tryon's debut novel.

This is a tale of terror—multiple, monstrous terrors. It's no surprise to learn that from Dan Chaon, author of the afterword of this NYRB reissue, that this book enjoyed best-selling sales when first published in 1971. It was also adapted into a less successful movie during that era. I am happy never to have seen the movie, because this is the kind of story that works far more effectively in the mind, without cinema's naturalism (or, in this case, unnaturalism). Tyron pulls off a stunning feat: he grips you from the first page while at the same time signaling that your footing is insecure. You may think you know where you are but, like the novel's characters, you are virtually clueless until the very end. Even when all is revealed, the deepest mysteries remain—not because, as a reader, you've been cheated, but because true mystery is impossible to resolve.

Although it captures an era decades before I was born, a big reason why this novel sucked me in is its care with everyday details: a world of crystal radio sets, trollies, kewpie dolls, and neighborhood fishmongers. The notorious news of the day was the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, The geography is the New England mapped by Stephen King; the mood, steeped in childhood nostalgia, is Ray Bradbury's. The difference is that Tryon, though far less prolific than those giants in the field, is a better writer than either. His prose is poetic in its diction, range of colors, and metaphors, but it's never pretentious. The atmosphere unsettles from the start and grows more frightening. The most chilling events are described with restraint. This is one of the best-written thrillers I have ever read. It's also one of the best-written books of any kind I have read in a long time.

Chaon stresses "legerdemain" as the secret to Tryon's triumph in "The Other." I could not agree more. Now that I know the plot, I intend to reread the book to enjoy its construction, its skillful misdirection, its lightness of touch, its — legerdemain.
Those who to try to describe THE OTHER as a novel of horror are misleading you. It is one of those books that defies being pigeonholed into any specific "genre". There are gruesome events to be sure, but they evolve out of characters and situations that are so real and so easy to identify with, and so expertly crafted by the author, that labeling this story "horror" really makes no sense. I would call it a novel of childhood, of nostalgia, of love, of family and tragedy, and most importantly of sadness and loss. Niles Perry, the wonderfully kind, open-hearted child of light, will break your heart. His twin brother Holland will.... well, I don't want to give away too much. Let's just say that when the big secret is finally revealed I still get goosebumps, and I've read this book at least ten times. Tryon writes the story using very lyrical, poetic language and you will marvel at how well he describes people and events and creates characters you truly CARE about, only to turn everything around on a dime. Quite simply a classic!
Wow, this was a very different spin on a horror story. I truly, truly enjoyed this classic. Twins, Niles and Holland, are a duo that are not quite like any other you've read about.

So many other novels come to mind, after having read this one, but it wasn't what I was expecting and that turned out to be a great thing. This story raised the hair up on my arms and neck. Twins are very intriguing, to say the very least, and what these two get themselves into, one could not possibly fathom.

I'm so glad I hadn't read this years ago. It's a pleasure to read classics. What an outstanding book. I believe there was a movie made from this story, and I'll have to see if it lived up to what the novel did? Hmmm, probably not, Hollywood always gets it wrong!
The anxieties stoked by the rebellion of the baby boomers in the late Sixties (particularly after the Manson Family murders at the end of the decade) gave rise to all kinds of horror fictions and films about evil children in the early part of the next decade; this 1971 atmospheric novel by Thomas Tryon was one of the best, and most influential. You can trace many later developments in horror fiction--particularly Tryon's very flexible use of an informal and dreamlike first-person narrative--to this early book which was a huge bestseller in its day, and is still a marvel for how well it is told and for how efficiently its horrors come ticking along. It is now available in a beautiful re-issue edition from the Centipede Press.

Tryon was an extremely handsome Hollywood leading man whose career largely began to bottom out at around the same time the late 60s and early 70s boom in horror was signaled by the Ira Levin novel ROSEMARY'S BABY and its subsequent film adaptation by Roman Polanski. Inspired by that film, Tryon tried his hand at writing a novel based on his childhood memories of rural Connecticut and came up with this finely constructed story of personality transference among a pair of twins living there during the Depression. (The idea of the evil doppelganger goes back to Poe and Dostoevski, of course, but seems quite relevant coming from a gay man who had been living in the public eye in the 60s as a movie star.) The 1973 Richard Mulligan film adaptation, for which Tryon himself wrote the screenplay, has perhaps become today more famous than the novel itself, but the novel is really better, as Ramsey Campbell points out in his brief introduction to this edition: the sense of the drowsy longeurs of summer are stretched out a bit more, and the crucial "game" that the twins play with their grandma and its connection to the major events of the novel are clarified. This is an excellent example of how finely and intelligently genre fiction can be crafted.
Many of us grew up in small towns with peculiar and wonderful ( now as a memory ) people around, simple people. This is a story of what happens to a special family in a small village, and how that simple life can be so affected by two small boys. Skillfully designed this story, full of magic and truth and the horror that is. Read it, it's worth every page turn.