Victorian Gothic fiction THE HOURS BEFORE preview

The scene: a private hotel room, Vienna c.1905

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'There is no sense of shock, no envy, no undignified voyeurism. The scene he is witnessing is like a vision of some strange Gothic heaven: grotesque and yet astonishingly fascinating all at the same time and one from which he simply cannot tear himself away.'
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