Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1996.
An unread first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket.
Jonathan Blair, an American mining engineer, is sent by his employer, coal mine baron and Anglican Bishop Hannay, to the town of Wigan in Victorian England. Blair's ostensible mission is to find John Maypole, the missing curate who was engaged to Hannay's daughter. Enter Rose, one of the scandalous pit girls who was the last person to have seen the missing cleric alive. Maypole disappeared the same day that 76 men died in an explosion in the Bishop's mine. A captivating portrayal of the dark hell of coal mines and the men and women who work in them.