All I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed this classic, gothic, horror novel. No need to tell you what it is all about as I expect near everyone is somewhat familiar with this tale, a fact, which in itself speaks volumes. I found the writing to be quite fresh and clean and hypnotic in it's simple elegance. Sufficiently creepy and well wrought, to have inspired over a century of followers, very few of which stand up as well as the original. Positively Chilling!