Hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual distinctions. Pocket removed. 236 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 081281665X. Amidst the forests and mountains of a remote part of Austria stands Scholoss Riedenstein, a castle inhabited from centuries by ghosts, the echoes of terrible events, and by the von Trauenberg family. Into this strange environment comes Liesel, an innocent girl whose widowed mother has married Count Franz von Trauenberg. Liesel is caught between the breathtaking beauty of the castle, its ancient turrets surrounded by snow capped peaks, and the knowledge that the von Traudnbergs have been cursed by a strain of unpredictable violence.