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The White Devil

(2011)
A novel by

 
Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys' boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . .

A fierce and jealous ghost . . .

A young man's fight for his life . . .

The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old American Andrew Taylor is enrolled in the esteemed British institution by his father, who hopes that the school's discipline will put some distance between his son and his troubled past in the States.

But trouble - and danger - seem to follow Andrew. When one of his schoolmates and friends dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and is soon an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true.

When the school's poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, is commissioned to write a play about Byron, one of Harrow's most famous alumni, he casts Andrew in the title role. Andrew begins to discover uncanny links between himself and the renowned poet. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew becomes obsessed with Lord Byron's story and the poet's status not only as a literary genius and infamous seducer but as a student at the very different Harrow of two centuries prior - a place rife with violence, squalor, incurable diseases, and tormented love affairs.

When frightening and tragic events from that long-ago past start to recur in Harrow's present, and when the dark and deadly specter by whom Andrew's been haunted seems to be all too real, Andrew is forced to solve a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery that threatens the lives of his friends and his teachers - and, most terrifyingly, his own.

Genre: Horror
 
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Used availability for Justin Evans's The White Devil


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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The White Devil
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 1-4448-1227-0 / 978-1-4448-1227-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The White Devil: A Ghost Story
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 0-297-86591-9 / 978-0-297-86591-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The White Devil: A Novel
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 0-06-172827-6 / 978-0-06-172827-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The White Devil: A Ghost Story
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 1-78022-026-X / 978-1-78022-026-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The White Devil: A Novel
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 0-06-172828-4 / 978-0-06-172828-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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April 2012 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: The White Devil: A Ghost Story
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 1-78022-133-9 / 978-1-78022-133-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The White Devil: A Ghost Story
Author(s): Justin Evans
ISBN: 0-297-86592-7 / 978-0-297-86592-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The White Devil
Author(s): Justin Evans
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

2000 : USA Audio CD
Title: The White Devil: A Novel
Author(s): Steve West (Narrator) Justin Evans (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-93364-4 / 978-0-307-93364-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The White Devil: A Ghost Story
Author(s): Justin Evans
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The White Devil: A Novel
Author(s): Justin Evans
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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