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An Unpardonable Crime (Paperback)

Author:  Andrew Taylor
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1401329632
ISBN-13: 9781401329631
Sku: 39954419
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  496
Age Range:  22 to UP
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England 1819. Two enigmatic Americans arrive in London and soon after a bank collapses. A man is found dead on a building site; another goes missing in the teeming stews of the city's notorious Seven Dials district. A deathbed vigil ends in an act of theft, and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. A strange destiny connects each of these events to an American boy, Edgar Allan Poe, who was brought to England by his foster father and sent to the leafy village of Stoke Newington to be educated. An Unpardonable Crime is a twenty-first-century novel with a nineteenth-century voice. It is both a multilayered literary murder mystery and a love story, its setting ranging from the coal-scented fogs of late-Regency London to the stark winter landscapes of Gloucestershire. And at its center is the boy who does not really belong anywhere, an actor who never learns the significance of his part.
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A student in early 1800s England, a young Edgar Allan Poe and his schoolmaster become caught up in an intricate series of bizarre and violent events--including a bank collapse, a flirtatious young heiress, and a horrific mutilation murder--that has its origins in the New World and a bitter episode of corruption during the War of 1812. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.England 1819. Two enigmatic Americans arrive in London and soon after a bank collapses. A man is found dead on a building site; another goes missing in the teeming stews of the city's notorious Seven Dials district. A deathbed vigil ends in an act of theft, and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. A strange destiny connects each of these events to an American boy, Edgar Allan Poe, who was brought to England by his foster father and sent to the leafy village of Stoke Newington to be educated.

An Unpardonable Crime is a twenty-first-century novel with a nineteenth-century voice. It is both a multilayered literary murder mystery and a love story, its setting ranging from the coal-scented fogs of late-Regency London to the stark winter landscapes of Gloucestershire. And at its center is the boy who does not really belong anywhere, an actor who never learns the significance of his part.

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"Taylor knits his considerable skills as a crime writer and as a master of historical detail into a smooth, agreeably complex solution of two mysteries in the life of the real-life Poe...." 12/15/2003
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0496
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
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