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Titel: The Quincunx
Verlag: Ballantine Books
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
0345364635 Very good in very good price-clipped dust jacket. Later printing. * Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NT916JE0108
Inhaltsangabe: "The Quincunx" is an epic Dickensian-like mystery novel set in 19th century England, and concerns the varying fortunes of young John Huffam and his mother. A thrilling complex plot is made more intriguing by the unreliable narrator of the book - how much can we believe of what he says? First published in 1989, "The Quincunx" was a surprise bestseller and began a trend for pastiche Victorian novels. It remains one of the best.
An extraordinary modern novel in the Victorian tradition, Charles Palliser has created something extraordinary--a plot within a plot within a plot of family secrets, mysterious clues, low-born birth, high-reaching immorality, and, always, always the fog-enshrouded, enigmatic character of 19th century -- London itself.
"You read the first page and down you wonderfully fall, into a long, large, wide world of fiction."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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