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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A book to treasureUser Review - LitReviewer - Borders
Genius. This is a book to get lost in, and truly find yourself in a world of mystery, epic layers, history, and legacy. The kind of book that leaves you enthralled in a new world.... and knowing there will likely be few other books as good in your lifetime. Read full review
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First novelist Palliser combines an eye for social detail and vivid descriptions of the dark side of 19th-century London with a gift for intricate plotting and sinister character development ... Read full review