The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier [BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1969]
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY
BC hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Like new!
This edition features a nice olive colored leatherette cover with hot pink title on spine. Reads good as new.
Magnus Lane, a University of London chemical researcher, asks his friend Richard Young and Young's family to stay at Kilmarth, an ancient house set in the wilds near the Cornish coast. Here, Richard drinks a potion created by Magnus and finds himself at the same spot where he was moments earlier--though it is now the fourteenth century. The effects of the drink wear off after several hours, but it is wildly addictive, and Richard cannot resist traveling back and forth in time. Gradually growing more involved in the lives of the early Cornish manor lords and their ladies, he finds the presence of his wife and stepsons a hindrance to his new-found experience. Richard eventually finds emotional refuge with a beautiful woman of the past trapped in a loveless marriage, but when he attempts to intervene on her behalf the results are brutally terrifying for the present.