Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels
back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic
poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed
clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic.
When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return
trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a
street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to
survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies
bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters,
imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a
plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make
appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who
creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others'
bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.
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||Fantasy Masterworks, No. 47
||196 x 128 x 28mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - B-format
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