REVIEW Þ The London Satyr


10 thoughts on “The London Satyr

  1. says:

    I had to read this for my book group I set out with a will wondering why I hadn't before come across this author of 20 books who'd received such glowing reviews from the broadsheets But such action as there is takes place elsewhere while the unlikeable protagonist has interminable conversations with unlikeable people Gradually I lost hope that he would do anything other than inconclusively analyse every last little thing said to him and

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    An interesting and thoughtful study of middle class life in late Victorian London Webster the official Lyceum photographer has a profitable sideline in loaning costumes to an early photographic pornographer This is tricky enough but becomes so at a frightening rate Added to this is a complicated home life with an over opinionated

  3. says:

    I am a recent convert to Robert Edric and picked this one out because he was the author It is the story of London theatre world in the late 1800s where a photographer who works in the theatre is also involved in providing photos to dubious outlets for pornographic purposes There is potential here for a really interesting novel but

  4. says:

    I've always thought of Robert Edric as the poor man's Barry Unsworth He has moved between historical periods and genres throughout his careeryet he never uite gets the most out of anything despite his years of ex

  5. says:

    This novel is centered around an impoverished photographer in 1981 London who is sucked into a less than civalized world of

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    At the heart of the narrator's situation is a commonplace of the times the loss of a child to illness Yet the devastation for the parents is not

  7. says:

    C2011 Thanks to the publisher for sending this book The author has made his protagonist a passive observer standing on the periphery of both his domestic and professional life eg “I saw the affection between them in every small transaction” This has the effect of putting the reader at arms length which I am not sure works terribly well

  8. says:

    Although this novel deals with very interesting subject matter is set in a very murky Victorian London and includes Bram Stoker Henry Irving and Ellen Terry it does not fulfill its potential I found Charles Webster the main characte

  9. says:

    I really wanted to like this novel as I love anything set in the Victorian era but I found it disappointing than anything There are just too many books about Victorian mediums and I've also seen the develeopment and use of photography dealt with in a immediate and interesting wayI felt that the book was still getting going right till the end and I kept waiting for it take flight to no avail The protagonist w

  10. says:

    I found this book to be a huge disappointment Edric creates fascinating characters but nothing happens Seriouslyth

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The London Satyr

Rving at the Lyceum Theatre has been sucked into a shadowy demi monde which exists beneath the surface of civilized society It is a world of pornographers and prostitutes corralled under the sinister leadership of master photographer and manipulator Marlow to whom Webster illicitly provides theatrical costumes for pornographic shoots But knowledge of this enterprise has somehow reached the Lyceum's upright theatre manager Bram Stoker who suspects Webster's involvement As the net appears to tighten around Mar. At the heart of the narrator s situation is a commonplace of the times the loss of a child to illness Yet the devastation for the parents is not diminished by that ordinariness Charles Webster a photographer employed at the Lyceum theatre to keep record of costumes has become displaced in his own home as his wife encouraged by their obnoxious surviving daughter develops her talents as a medium guided in the spirit world by the departed eight year old Caroline Their new servant Isobel seeks to pursue her own tawdry ambitions by manipulating his growing domestic isolation Webster has become peripherally involved in the illegal operations of Marlow who is the London Satyr Webster arranges loan of costumes for his enterprise which is the production of pornographic photographs Marlow has an entourage and is highly organised When a client an aristocrat is arrested for strangling a twelve year old prostitute there is moral outrage throughout London at the crime The girl has been photographed by Marlow indeed she had the value of looking younger than she was There is no other consideration in this business than catering for whatever tastes will turn a profit and eually no greater surety than that Marlow will ensure his own escape when a pursuit ensues There are many uncertainties and anxieties for Webster though but even his confrontation with the moral avenger Wheeler is moderated by the fact that both men have lost daughters The eventual conclusion is suitably indeterminate I like the way the details of the late Victorian setting are never intrusive nothing is remarked on which is normal to the narrator yet scenes are always sufficiently set Stylish and engrossing

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Low and his cohorts a member of the aristocracy is accused of killing a child prostitute and public outrage sweeps the capital It is the worst possible time for Webster's wife to announce she is to become a professional medium The London Satyr is a brilliant summoning of the last decade of Victorian England At a time when public morality has never been extreme nor superstition prevalent below the surface swirls a fetid and ever uickening current of perversity and exploitation From the Trade Paperback edition. I really wanted to like this novel as I love anything set in the Victorian era but I found it disappointing than anything There are just too many books about Victorian mediums and I ve also seen the develeopment and use of photography dealt with in a immediate and interesting wayI felt that the book was still getting going right till the end and I kept waiting for it take flight to no avail The protagonist was just too passive for me always on the edge of events and never seeming to be changed by themMay be of interest to fellow lovers of the Victorian setting but just too passive and anaemic for my tastes Advanced C Programming by Example prostitute and Poslije svega (After, public outrage sweeps the capital It is the worst Die Herrenschneiderei possible time for Webster's wife to announce she is to become a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone perversity and exploitation From the Trade Paperback edition. I really wanted to like this novel as I love anything set in the Victorian era but I found it disappointing than anything There are just too many books about Victorian mediums and I ve also seen the develeopment and use of Pretend God Is Deaf photography dealt with in a immediate and interesting wayI felt that the book was still getting going right till the end and I kept waiting for it take flight to no avail The Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide protagonist was just too Las Puertas Del Amor passive for me always on the edge of events and never seeming to be changed by themMay be of interest to fellow lovers of the Victorian setting but just too Discoveries passive and anaemic for my tastes

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The astonishing new historical novel from one of the UK's most talented literary writers It is the summer of and London is simmering under an oppressive heatwave The air is thick with tension and sexual repression But another wave is about to rock the capital one of morality as Oliver Wheeler and the puritans of his London Vigilance Committee seek out The London ePUB #10003 perversion and aberrant behaviour in all its forms Charles Webster an impoverished photographer working for famed actor manager Henry I. I had to read this for my book group I set out with a will wondering why I hadn t before come across this author of 20 books who d received such glowing reviews from the broadsheets But such action as there is takes place elsewhere while the unlikeable protagonist has interminable conversations with unlikeable people Gradually I lost hope that he would do anything other than inconclusively analyse every last little thing said to him and make unspoken judgements of his family From page 170 I began to speed read He didn t and nothing happened A minor annoyance is the author s habit of supplying three words or phrases where one would do suffice be enough Perhaps some of Robert Edric s novels are better than this but I won t be reading another His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch perversion and aberrant behaviour in all its forms Charles Webster an impoverished The Doctors Dating Bargain photographer working for famed actor manager Henry I. I had to read this for my book group I set out with a will wondering why I hadn t before come across this author of 20 books who d received such glowing reviews from the broadsheets But such action as there is takes The Collection place elsewhere while the unlikeable Whispers of Feathers protagonist has interminable conversations with unlikeable Entrepreneurial Vernacular page 170 I began to speed read He didn t and nothing happened A minor annoyance is the author s habit of supplying three words or Advanced C Programming by Example phrases where one would do suffice be enough Perhaps some of Robert Edric s novels are better than this but I won t be reading another

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The London Satyr
  • Robert Edric
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 9780857520005

About the Author: Robert Edric

Robert Edric b is the pseudonym of Gary Edric Armitage a British novelist born in Sheffield.