The Silence of Dean Maitland
|Publisher||Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, London|
|Media type||Print (Hardback, 3 volumes)|
|Preceded by||The Broken Tryst|
|Followed by||The Reproach of Annesley|
The Silence of Dean Maitland is an 1886 novel by Maxwell Gray (the pen name of Mary Gleed Tuttiett). Set in a fictionalized Isle of Wight, particularly around Calbourne, it concerns an ambitious clergyman who accidentally kills the father of a young woman he has made pregnant, then allows his best friend to be wrongly convicted for the crime. A popular bestseller, it was filmed in 1914, in 1915 (under the title Sealed Lips), and in 1934.