Dead Man’s Rock
Dead Man’s Rock was Q’s first novel. Although Q did not think it was one of his best works it is undoubtedly an exciting tale that shows his powers as a storyteller. It was published in 1887 by Cassell & Company.
In this part of the site you can find a collection of resources about the novel. You can read an outline of the plot or a chapter-by-chapter summary, plus and explanation of the structure of the plot. There are short articles about the writing of Dead Man’s Rock, the geography of the novel, and themes that Q developed in later writings. You can also find profiles of the main characters in the book.
There is also a longer study linked to Dead Man’s Rock that discusses Q’s family history and the light it sheds on the novel.