Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 7 of 227 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

Rustication / Charles Palliser.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library PAL (Text) 33500011772928 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library PAL (Text) 33500011772910 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393088724 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0393088723 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "It is winter 1863, and Richard Shenstone, aged seventeen, has been sent down--'rusticated'--from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. Addicted to opium and tormented by sexual desire, he finds temporary refuge in a dilapidated old mansion on the southern English coast inhabited by his newly impoverished mother and his sister, Effie. Soon, graphic and threatening letters begin to circulate among his neighbors, and Richard finds himself the leading suspect in a series of crimes and misdemeanors ranging from vivisection to murder"--Dust jacket flap.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 August #1
    Something wicked this way comes, and this time it is in the heart of a small town in mid-Victorian England. Sent down from Cambridge in disgrace, 17-year-old Richard Shenstone retreats to an ancient, crumbling house on the edge of a marshy bay occupied by his recently widowed mother and his enigmatically secretive sister. As he records, a series of confusing and increasingly terrifying happenings in his journal, the reader is initially left to wonder how much of the story is real and how much of it is fueled by Richard's opium-impaired imagination. Beginning with vicious rumors and lurid poison-pen letters and culminating in mayhem, mutilation, and murder, the escalating crimes ripple out, infecting an entire community of grotesques. Paranoia reigns supreme as the twists and turns keep multiplying in this gothic horror show adeptly spun by the author of The Quincunx. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Young men > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Search Results Showing Item 7 of 227 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

Additional Resources