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    The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne) (Paperback) By (author) Mark Hodder

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    DescriptionLondon, 1861. Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne - unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin! Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all!


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    Title
    The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Hodder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 373
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616142407
    ISBN 10: 1616142405
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC014000, FIC009000
    LC classification: PR6108.O28 S77 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028080
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FV, FF, FM
    Publisher
    Pyr
    Imprint name
    Pyr
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Author Information
    Mark Hodder is the author of The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack-winner of the Philip K. Dick Award 2010-and its sequel, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man. He's the creator and caretaker of the Blakiana website (http: //www.sextonblake.co.uk), which he designed to celebrate, record, and revive Sexton Blake, the most written-about fictional detective in English publishing history. A former BBC writer, editor, journalist, and Web producer, Mark has worked in all the new and traditional medias and was based in London for most of his working life until 2008, when he relocated to Valencia in Spain to de-stress and write novels. He has a degree in cultural studies and loves British history (1850 to 1950, in particular), good food, cutting-edge gadgets, cult TV (ITC forever!), Tom Waits, and a vast assortment of oddities
    Review quote
    Praise for the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Burton & Swinburne books: "The usual superlatives for really clever fantasy (imaginative, mind-bending, phantasmagorical) aren't nearly big enough for this debut novel. With this one book, Hodder has put himself on the genre map." -Booklist, starred review of The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack "Hodder, with an encyclopedic grasp of period detail, tellingly brings these disparate, oddly familiar yet eerily different worlds to fecund life. Enthralling, dizzying, and as impressive as they come." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Every once in a while I come across a book, or series of books, that totally yanks the carpet out from under me. Then it reaches out, smashes me in the face with its awesomeness, and says, 'You love me!' Leaving me with naught to do but obligingly respond, 'Yes. Yes I do.' [The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man] was every bit the book that I had hoped it would be." -Elitist Book Reviews "Whatever one chooses to call [The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack], it would be very difficult to deny its overwhelming brilliance. I can't remember the last time a novel has surprised, awed, and enthused me so utterly that I'm almost left at a loss for words for how to recommend it." -Rob Will Review