Based in 19th century rural England, we follow Edgar Tirips, whose estranged mother has just died, leaving him Ravenswood, the family home. He returns to England, unaware of the dark history that the house contains, where he takes up the reins of the family estate, aided by the irascible male housekeeper, Crabbe.
A persistent cough and fever frequently plague Edgar during his time there, and after several encounters with local characters and a passionate love affair, he suffers a final bout of illness. At last, in horror, he realises what he has become……….
The author attempts to recreate the mid to late 1800’s England, complete with the sights and sounds of London and rural England.