The Mysteries of London (Vol II) by George W. M. Reynolds

Reblogged from Valancourt Books:

New Release


Now available! Volume 2 of George W.M. Reynolds's penny dreadful THE MYSTERIES OF LONDON (1844-46), the most popular novel of its era, which sold 50,000 copies a week and a million in the course of a decade. As readers of our new edition will discover, it's a Victorian classic that deserves a place alongside Dickens's Bleak House and Trollope's The Way We Live Now. Don't be scared off by the 2400-page length: there's not a dull page among them, and it'll make a great read for the long winter months ahead. Features a new intro by Mary L. Shannon and all the original illustrations. More info here: