The Resource The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen

The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen

Label
The quick : a novel
Title
The quick
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Lauren Owen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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" --
Summary
When a shy aspiring poet disappears from late-19th-century London after falling in love, his sister's ensuing confrontation with an institution of powerful men is aided by three underworld helpers
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10311673
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
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Owen, Lauren
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.W463
LC item number
Q85 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Private clubs
  • Vampires
  • London (England)
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Private clubs
  • Vampires
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847763376
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812993271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)847763376
Label
The quick : a novel, by Lauren Owen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847763376
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780812993271
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)847763376

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