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Betrayals

Author: Charles Palliser
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In a series of seemingly unrelated narratives, Palliser presents situations which are all variations on a single theme: a distinguished figure in some intellectual pursuit becomes obsessed with a rival, schemes his demise, and botches the job out of sheer monomania.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Experimental fiction
Frame stories
Frame-stories
Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palliser, Charles, 1947-
Betrayals.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1995
(OCoLC)647059295
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Palliser
ISBN: 0345369599 9780345369598
OCLC Number: 30892935
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 353 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: An obituary from The Daily Scot --
The wrong tracks --
Mrs. Armytage's story: "The masque" --
The parson's story: "The scapegoat" --
The major's story: "The stairs" --
"The new surgeon at St. Oswald's" --
The medicine man --
The trap --
The accusation --
An open mind --
A nice touch --
The catch --
A review from The Daily Scot.
Responsibility: Charles Palliser.
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In a series of seemingly unrelated narratives, Palliser presents situations which are all variations on a single theme: a distinguished figure in some intellectual pursuit becomes obsessed with a rival, schemes his demise, and botches the job out of sheer monomania.

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