VGC.Oxford University Press,1969.Rare first edition-first printing.Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with laminated Dj cover(small nicks on the edge of the cover,small ink mark,crease and scratch on the laminated cover),both in VGC.Ex-Library book with stamp,pocket,sticker but in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a couple of marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,marks on the first and last blank pages of the book,some creases on the edges of the pages,pen mark inside the front Dj cover.The book is in VGC but with light shelf wear.Edited with An Introduction by Anne Henry Ehrenpreis.570pp including notes,bibliography and chronology.A collectable first edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: This is a sentimental romance with a Gothic setting, written in 1793 by Charlotte Smith, a poet and novelist who wrote to support her eight children. It is a complex story concerning Orlando, a second son, who must enter the military service for a living while his older brother wastes the family's small fortune. Orlando has a slight hope of an inheritance from a distant relative, the last owner of the Manor House, whose sinister housekeeper maintains her orphaned niece, one of Orlando's childhood friends. Around these two disinherited young people there is woven a plot of midnight meetings in a haunted house, banquets, smugglers, elopements, a missing will and the hero's adventures overseas during the American war of Independence. The novel attacks the injustice of the English inheritance system of the 1770s and the evils of war and slavery.