Paul Ferroll / Caroline Clive ; introduced by Charlotte Mitchell.

Author
Clive, Caroline, 1801-1873 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Description
xxii, 214 p. ; 20 cm.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
Oxford popular fiction [More in this series]
Summary note
"Paul Ferroll, a scandalous success when first published in 1855, shocked contemporary opinion with its moral ambiguity, authorial detachment, and its refusal of traditional fictional values." "Rich and clever, happily married and apparently respectable, Paul Ferroll keeps apart from his country neighbours, who think it may be because his first wife was horribly murdered long ago. They admire his selflessness during a cholera epidemic and his bravery in controlling a violent mob by killing the ringleader; they admire his beautiful wife and daughter, and his brilliant literary reputation; they don't understand his jokes. But then gossip about the murder circulates, and an old woman is summoned to trial..." "A highly unusual Victorian crime novel, Paul Ferroll has been out of print for more than sixty years. This edition is based on the author's own corrected copy of the novel, and the introduction draws on contemporary reviews and manuscript sources."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
ISBN
0192832476 (pbk.)
LCCN
^^^96038251^
OCLC
35292792
RCP
H - S
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