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The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam (Paperback)Charles Palliser (author)
Inhabiting the idioms and idiosyncrasies of Victorian fiction, The Quincunx is an inspired pastiche of Dickensian form and characterisation wrapped up in a labyrinthine mystery novel. Obsessively researched and audaciously structured, Palliser’s cult classic is a literary marvel and a true one-off.
The Quincunx is an epic Dickensian-like mystery novel set in 19th century England, and concerns the varying fortunes of young John Huffam and his mother. A thrilling complex plot is made more intriguing by the unreliable narrator of the book - how much can we believe of what he says?
First published in 1989, The Quincunx was a surprise bestseller and began a trend for pastiche Victorian novels. It remains one of the best.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 1248
Weight: 836 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 53 mm
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