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Quincunx - Charles Palliser
Quincunx
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345371133 (0345371135)
ASIN: 0345371135
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 800
Edition language: English
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a mysterious and elaborate narrative done in the classic Dickens style. stays true to the form, particularly in its almost monomaniacal obsession with money and property. the extensive research is obvious and helps to make the era vivid and completely real. characterizations were surprisingly flat f...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
The quincunx is an arrangement of five items in a square based on a cross that was used for several five-domed Byzantine churches. It's also a terribly important design in a novel of five parts by Charles Palliser that is absolutely riveting. Set in England during the early nineteenth century, it is...
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