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Rustication : a novel

Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"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: Detective and mystery stories
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery 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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