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Rope: A Play by Patrick Hamilton

Rope: Play (Drama) - Patrick Hamilton
bookshelves: film-only, published-1929, under-100-ratings, mystery-thriller, autumn-2015
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: listopia
Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al
Read from October 31 to November 15, 2015



Description: For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth's father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell. Finally they break down under the strain and confess their guilt.