An Instance of the Fingerpost (Hardcover)

By Iain Pears

Riverhead Hardcover, 9781573220828, 691pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 1998



In the 1660s, England's Charles II has been restored to the throne following years of civil war. Oxford is the intellectual seat of the country as well as a place of great political ferment. When a fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances, a young woman is accused of his murder. In An Instance of the Fingerpost we hear the account of the death from four witnesses, each telling his own very different version of what occurred. Only one reveals the extraordinary truth.