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Hénoch Jédésias, Alfred Mercier. Text edited by Joëlle Roy, May Rush Gwin Waggoner and Rachael Williams-Mejri.

ISBN: 978-0-9793230-7-2. $19.50

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Hénoch Jédésias, Alfred Mercier. Text edited by Joëlle Roy, May Rush Gwin Waggoner and Rachael Williams-Mejri.

    Readers who appreciate Gothic murder mysteries will delight in Mercier’s Hénoch Jédésias. The action of this novel, narrated by a Creole from New Orleans, echoes between New York and the major capitals of Europe. Filled with local color eccentric and lugubrious characters, this novel is unsurpassed in its ability to evoke exotic settings where murders of the strangest sort might be committed. While Hénoch Jédésias belongs to that host of literary misers including Harpagon, Grandet, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Silas Marner, he raises his passion for gold—and his punishment—to a sublime level unmatched in literature.