Like Tess of the d'Urbervilles or The Woman in White, this Victorian novel is replete with plot twists, years-long detours, providential meetings, villainy, and a great deal of drama. It differs from most other Victorian novels in that the main characters who meet and fall in love are both men, one an adopted son with a dark secret and Dickensian background who has taken on a new identity, and the other an uptight doctor with a strong religious background.

The Phoenix 2010, Writers' Collective

ISBN-13: 9781932133400

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The Phoenix 2009, Lethe Press

ISBN-13: 9781590210468

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