The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door Marcia tells her friend Janet that the nearby house that always looks shuttered dark and vacant is not so There are people living in there They learn that a young girl their age Cicely Marlowe live

  • Title: The Girl Next Door
  • Author: Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marcia tells her friend Janet that the nearby house that always looks shuttered, dark and vacant is not so There are people living in there They learn that a young girl their age, Cicely Marlowe, lives there with an older woman who wears a veil over her face, Miss Benedict They find out that Cicely does not know why, when her mother dies, she was sent to live with Mrs.Marcia tells her friend Janet that the nearby house that always looks shuttered, dark and vacant is not so There are people living in there They learn that a young girl their age, Cicely Marlowe, lives there with an older woman who wears a veil over her face, Miss Benedict They find out that Cicely does not know why, when her mother dies, she was sent to live with Mrs Benedict She was never told Mrs Benedict insists the girl stay in most all the time and never allows her to look out the windows or talk to girls her age Marcia and Janet want to unravel this mystery.

    One thought on “The Girl Next Door”

    1. If you ignore the early 20th century racism, it's not a bad read :| I decided to give this one a shot, having never heard of it before, because I found it on Project Gutenberg's top 100 list at #7 (popularity-wise). It started out with a sort of Gothic Horror vibe, which was great, but that dissipated not even halfway through. The story turned into something else that was not quite as enjoyable to take in, perhaps because of the unfortunate casual racism that was more a product of the time this [...]

    2. Interesting mystery. Despite knowing that all of this can't happen and isn't real, I wasn't able to leave the book until the end. Quick read of course.

    3. This is another kind of mystery that excites me. I favour anything more creative than crimes. Augusta Huiell Seaman's teenagers wonder why a large house is secretive. There are special details: Marcia, her Aunt Minerva, and sea captain Father recently moved from country life. With school out, her best friend, Janet is visiting her new city apartment home. They monitor the obscure building and pursue a girl their age, who scuttles outside seldom and nervously. All they know is the wealthy Benedic [...]

    4. its a mysterious coincidence story happened to a girl, Cecily Marlowe who lives next door to a house named by these girls, Janet and Marcia as Benedict's Folly. Its on their curiousity why Ms Benedict living mysteriously on ner owned without any socializing with anyone. Until they found out there was another person living with them, a girl they know so sweet and nice. As they are always wished to make a friends with the girl, they have secretly make contact by attaching things and stuffs to a st [...]

    5. Short and just interesting enough to keep me reading. This has some slow moments and some of it was dragged out a bit more than necessary but I still liked it overall. There actually were some twists I wasnt completely expecting. The appeal to me, as usual, was mainly that it was written in the early 1900's. I like simple stories with some interest (a mystery but no extreme bad guy, for example), especially since I do most of my reading before falling asleep. This one kept me up a little longer [...]

    6. I read it because it was on the first page of the most downloaded books on Gutenberg, so I figured it had to be good.Now that I read it I suspect it is only ranked that high because people confuse it for one of the many other "The Girl Next Door" books.Very slow story, but entertaining enough to make it to the end.Some racist remarks, but not to the extent that it ruins the book completely.(view spoiler)[Only read if you can get past the characters going "OMG, our friend might be half chinese, h [...]

    7. It was an easy breazy reading, very lightly written, i didn't feel like there was much of a mystery that everything was predictable by the middle of the book, the characters weren't deep, there were no plost in the story it was too simple, it felt more of a children book i like the century it's written in though. Well it didn't take much of my time to regret reading it.

    8. A.H Seaman seems to be the American Enid Blyton. The plot involves nosy teenagers poking into the 'mysterious' neighbours' business. A short, enjoyable read, although the blatant racism was a bit much,but I guess that's how rolled in that century.

    9. Enjoyable 19th-century novella of the "incredible coincidences" type of mystery. I liked it. The various red herrings and ridiculous coincidences were fun light reading. I will look for more of Augusta Seaman's books.

    10. This book was a little boring because the exciting parts were few & far between, but it was enjoyable enough for me to finish it.

    11. Nice light read for a lazy afternoon. A story of two young women at the end of the 19th century that are curious about the mysterious house and its occupants next door.

    12. Good book. The story is strong enough keep holding you.A story of two girls, started with curiosity turns into a mystery and through twists and turns ends well.

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