Quincunx

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Quincunx

By Charles Palliser

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345371133, 800pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 1990

Description

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



About the Author
Charle Palliser was born in Massachusetts, but has lived in the UK since the age of three. A graduate of Oxford University, he has published four novels. He lives in London, where he writes full time.