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Rustication : a novel

Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"It is winter 1863, and Richard Shenstone, aged seventeen, has been sent down--'rusticated'--from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by sexual desire, he finds temporary refuge in a dilapidated old mansion on the southern English coast inhabited by his newly impoverished mother and his sister, Effie. Soon, graphic and threatening letters begin to circulate among his neighbors, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Palliser
ISBN: 9780393088724 0393088723
OCLC Number: 829738425
Description: 327 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Charles Palliser.

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A vertiginous gothic masterpiece from the best-selling author of The Quincunx.  Read more...
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"Anybody who thought The Quincunx's 1,248 pages were too much will rush back to it after reading this excellent [327]-page gothic pageturner." Patrick Neale, Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller Read more...

 
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