The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam (Paperback)
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The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam (Paperback)

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Paperback 1248 Pages / Published: 29/06/1995
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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
ISBN: 9780140177626
Number of pages: 1248
Weight: 841 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 53 mm

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“The Quincunx - Charles Palliser”

Picture the scene: it is early December, Christmas lights blink at you as you walk through throngs of shoppers, laden down with presents for your loved ones. The air feels charged with an electric buzz. Across the... More

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“The Quincunx”

Whenever I'm asked, I will always rate this book as my all-time favourite. It just ticks all the right boxes for me - it'e absolutely huge, which is comforting in a security-blanket sort of way; it's a... More

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“Clever, engrossing, interesting..............oh, and very heavy!”

I've always been a bit anti-e-readers but I would recommend one for this weighty tome, my fingers and wrists are still suffering a week later! I also suggest clearing your schedule in order to read this without... More

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