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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date November 8, 2013
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Int
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393348231
ISBN-10 0393348237
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.08 lbs.
Original list price $21.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year. "A literary Dr. Frankenstein, [Palliser] has stitched together parts of Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe. The result is deliciously wicked." ―Ron Charles, Washington Post

Charles Palliser's work has been hailed as "so compulsively absorbing that reality disappears" (New York Times). Since his extraordinary debut, The Quincunx, his works have sold over one million copies worldwide. With his novel, Rustication, he returns to the town of Thurchester, which he evoked so hauntingly in The Unburied.

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 Richard finds himself the leading suspect in a series of crimes and misdemeanors ranging from vivisection to murder.

Atmospheric, lurid, and brilliantly executed, Rustication is sure to spin readers into its "spider's web of intrigue and violence" (Jane Jakeman, The Independent).

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from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 4, 2013)
9780393088724 | details & prices | 327 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.20 in. | 1.42 lbs | List price $25.95
About: One of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly “Endlessly fascinating…one of the strongest novels of the year.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 3, 2014)
9780393349818 | details & prices | 326 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.
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9780393348231 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $21.95
About: One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year.

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