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The Death of Art was the fifty-fourth Virgin New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester. It was another in the arc of stories featuring psychic powers.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

He did not know if his powers could save him until the horses' hooves had crushed his ribs and his heart had stopped beating. After that, it was obvious.

1880's France: the corrupt world of the Third Republic. A clandestine brotherhood is engaged in a desperate internal power struggle; a race of beings seeks to free itself from perpetual oppression; and a rip in time threatens an entire city. The future of Europe is at stake, in a war fought with minds and bodies altered to the limits of human evolution.

Chris finds himself working undercover with a suspicious French gendarme; Roz follows a psychic artist whose talents are attracting the attention of mysterious forces; and the Doctor befriends a shape-shifting member of a terrifying family. And, at the heart of it all, a dark and disturbing injustice is being perpetrated. Only an end to the secret war, and the salvation of an entire race, can prevent Paris from being utterly destroyed.

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The Doctor[edit | edit source]

  • The Doctor was once invited to the Rani's 94th birthday party.

The Doctor's items[edit | edit source]

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Species[edit | edit source]

  • The Time Lords' lives are linear, just in more dimensions.

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Theories and concepts[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This novel is based on the historical events of the Dreyfus Affair.
  • The novel makes references to the disappearance of the author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid - i.e. Professor James Moriarty, last seen falling off a cliff in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story The Final Problem.
  • Anton Jarre recalls meeting a Belgian police sergeant who is clearly intended to be a young Hercule Poirot, the detective created by Agatha Christie.
  • The novel makes reference to the events of The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe.

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