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The Resource The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen

The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen

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The quick : a novel
Title
The quick
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Lauren Owen
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eng
Summary
"Lauren Owen's thrilling first novel introduces an utterly beguiling world. London, 1893: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte - only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster - sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James - and herself - from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Dr. Knife." As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents" --
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Title
The quick
Creator
Summary
This book starts out slowly, with an unconventional Victorian-era romance and builds to an unexpected development by the end of part one. Owen continues the slow boil of suspense with a curiously-enticing plot, centering on members of an exclusive London gentleman’s club who are testing the boundaries of their own organization. For those who enjoy historical fiction with a twist. -- Lucy Lockley for LibraryReads
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10311673
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.W463
LC item number
Q85 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Lauren Owen
The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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