Charles Palliser

(b. 1947)

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(1947– ),

American‐born novelist, resident in Britain since the age of 10. The Quincunx (1989) is a monumental and explicit hommage to Dickens which matches his atmosphere, sense of place, and hatred of poverty and social injustice to an extraordinary degree. After a Modernist novella (The Sensationalist, 1990) and and intricate book of parodies (Betrayals, 1994), Palliser returned to the Victorian setting and neo‐Gothic mode with The Unburied (1999).

Subjects: Literature.

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