Publisher Description

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Beetle" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

Richard Marsh's greatest commercial success, The Beetle, is a story about a mysterious oriental person who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting. The story is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters to create suspense. The novel engages with numerous themes and problems of the Victorian fin de siècle, including the New Woman, unemployment and urban destitution, radical politics, homosexuality, science, and Britain's imperial engagements (in particular those in Egypt and the Sudan). "The Beetle" sold out upon its initial printing, and continued to sell well and to be published for several decades into the 20th century. In the 1920s the novel's story was made into a film, and adapted for the London stage.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
308
Pages
PUBLISHER
E-artnow
SELLER
Bookwire GmbH
SIZE
2.5
MB

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