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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
Charles Palliser burst onto the literary scene with this long novel set in Regency England with a whole range of characters from virtually all the classes in England. It is written in the style lovers of Dickens have come to know and revere. This is an enthralling read for afficionados of either historical fiction or mysteries.
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