The story of a woman wronged, depicted against an unrelenting Victorian England. Set in Lyme Regis in 1867, it is shot through with authorial comment and insight to provide a critique of the Victorian novel.
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"Brilliant - an artist of great imaginative power" ( Sunday Times)
"A splendid, lucid, profoundly satisfying work of art, a book which I want almost immediately to read again" ( New Statesman)
"A brilliant success. It is a passionate piece of writing as well as an immaculate example of storytelling" ( Financial Times)
"Compulsively readable" ( Irish Times)
"You can read this book again and again, always finding something new and always falling in love with the hapless Charles" ( Daily Mail)
One of 15 limited edition Vintage Future Classics published to celebrate Vintage's 15th birthday. The 15 titles were voted for by reading groups all over the UK as being books that would still be read in 100 years time.
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99737612