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Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Beyond the City (1892)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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It's hard to believe that Arthur Conan Doyle was even paying attention to this book as he was writing it. One of the protagonists is profoundly dissatisfied with the occupation of stockbroker, and Conan Doyle spends pages emphasizing how unsuited he is for an indoor, money-grubbing life... and then never refers to it again. Apparently, marrying a woman whom he admires somehow changes his essential nature. In addition, the subplot in which women's rights is played for laughs is extremely dated. I might keep this book because the cover is red. ( )
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"If you please, mum," said the voice of a domestic from somewhere round the angle of the door, "number three is moving in."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140010016X, Audio CD)

Destiny brings three peculiar households together in the placid English countryside. The desire for money and romance drives these Victorians beyond the natural boundaries of their middle class lives. As the web of lust and deceit draws these accidental neighbors ever closer. A financial scandal befalls one of them.
An outside "rank pirate" is linked somehow to one of the neighbors. Who could it be? In this work Doyle exhibits the practiced subtlety and complexity for which he has become so well known.

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Destiny brings three peculiar households together in the placid English countryside. The desire for money and romance drives these Victorians beyond the natural boundaries of their middle-class lives. As the web of lust and deceit draws these accidental neighbors ever closer, a financial scandal befalls one of them. An outside "rank pirate" is linked somehow to one of the neighbors. Who could it be? In this work, Arthur Conan Doyle exhibits the practiced subtlety and complexity for which he has become so well known.

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Editions: 140010016X, 1400110971

 

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