The House of a Thousand Candles. Meredith Nicholson. Illustrator: Howard Chandler Christy. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1905.
This melodramatic novel has it all - romance and adventure, love and valor, secret passages and tunnels, and hidden treasure. The hero must live an entire year in an isolated house if he is to inherit it from his grandfather. Should he fail, he’ll lose the house to a young woman whom the will forbids him to marry. The answer to the dilemma is a secret to be discovered.