The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
London, 1861. Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne - unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin! Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Irena. - LibraryThing
Sir Richard Francis Burton thought his reputation was ruined after his friend betrayed him, but unknown to him certain things happened which changed the course of his life and the history of the ... Read full review
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By all accounts I should have enjoyed this. It was fairly intriguing, but the writing and most of all the dialogue was hard to follow. Nothing seemed to happen within the first few chapters, except ... Read full review