The Beetle: A Mystery (Pocket Penguin Classics)

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It changes its shape at will. It compels others to do its bidding. It inspires terror in all who look on it …

Eminent politician Paul Lessingham is the toast of Westminster, but when ‘The Beetle’ arrives from Egypt to hunt him down, the dark and gruesome secret that haunts him is dragged into the light. Bent on revenge for a crime committed against the disciples of Isis, the Beetle terrorizes its victims and will stop at nothing until it has satisfaction.

Six people’s worlds are turned upside down by murder, mesmerism and human sacrifice as they struggle to save their sanity and above all, their lives.

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" The Beetle is a great read...I enthusiastically recommend this book." -- J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

"The Beetle is a great read...I enthusiastically recommend this book." -- J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

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The Broadview Editions series is an effort to represent the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing together texts long regarded as classics with valuable, lesser-known literature. Newly type-set and produced on high-quality paper in trade paperback format, the Broadview Editions series is a delight to handle as well as to read.

Each volume includes a full introduction, chronology, bibliography, and explanatory notes along with a variety of documents from the period, giving readers a rich sense of the world from which the work emerged.

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