Peter Doyle: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 1991 - Fiction - 417 pages
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Following the premise that someone removed appendages from Napoleon's corpse, this literary tour-de-force follows the errant body parts through Victorian London, to post-Civil War New York, to the Colorado territory, and back again

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Peter Doyle: a novel

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The author has concocted a rowdy, wide-ranging, biting, and often bizarre story of post-Civil War America and the myth of Manifest Destiny. The dreams that drew people to the West were varied and ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

John Vernon is the author of the novels "La Salle, " "Lindbergh's Son," "Peter Doyle," & "All for Love: Baby Doe & Silver Dollar." He lives in Vestal, New York, & Estes Park, Colorado.

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