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Rustication

Rustication

A Novel

by Charles Palliser
Hardback
Publication Date: 04/11/2013
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Christmas 1863. Seventeen-year-old Richard Shenstone has been sent down from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by disturbing sexual desires, he finds temporary refuge in the creaking old mansion inhabited by his newly impoverished mother and his sister, Effie, whose behaviour grows increasingly bizarre.
Threatening letters circulate among the locals, where almost anyone can be considered a suspect in a series of crimes and misdemeanours ranging from vivisection to murder. Fans of Charles Palliser's books, as well as readers of Sarah Waters and Michel Faber, will delight in this, his first new novel in over ten years. Hailed for fiction that is "mesmerizing, meticulous" (Entertainment Weekly), Palliser confirms his reputation as "our leading contemporary Victorian novelist" (The Guardian).
ISBN:
9780393088724
9780393088724
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
WW Norton & Co
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
244x170x28mm
Weight:
0.63kg

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