Sourcebooks Landmark, 9781402236112, 420pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
The beloved and final novel in the classic Stevenson family saga from epic master Malcolm Macdonald
Daughter of the wealthy and storied Stevenson family, Abigail Stevenson should have been a creature of unawakened innocence. But one fateful day she tricks her maid, Annie, into telling her the facts of life, and soon comes to realize that the same shocking secret can be a glorious and life-enhancing mystery. Thus begins her path of passion and indomitable ambition that will lead her from England to the great capitals of Europe, from the passions of man and woman to those of intellectual, artist, and creator.
A beloved novel by a beloved author, Abigail is a gripping and passionate tale of one woman's struggles to break free of the bonds of her heritage
"Malcolm Macdonald is a skilled storyteller who gets inside of his people and uses every inch of his vast canvas in action and relationships." -Los Angeles Times
"A cracking yarn by a born storyteller." -Daily Mail
"An enthralling Victorian saga." -Daily Telegraph