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The Meaning of Night (Signed First U.K. Edition)

Michael Cox

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ISBN 10: 0719568358 / ISBN 13: 9780719568350
Published by John Murray, 2006
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London: John Murray [2006]. SIGNED first edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy, very fine/very fine in all respects, no flaws. (Smoke-free enviornment.) Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Shipped in well padded box. You cannot find a better copy. [c2]. Bookseller Inventory # CASE2-601

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Title: The Meaning of Night (Signed First U.K. ...

Publisher: John Murray

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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The atmosphere of Bleak House, the sensuous thrill of Perfume, and the mystery of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell all combine in a story of murder, deceit, love, and revenge in Victorian England.

"After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the "enthralling" (Booklist, starred review) and "ingenious" (Boston Globe) story of Edward Glyver, booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness. A chance discovery convinces him that he was right: greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his.

Glyver's path to reclaim his prize leads him from the depths of Victorian London, with its foggy streets, brothels, and opium dens, to Evenwood, one of England's most beautiful and enchanting country houses, and finally to a consuming love for the beautiful but enigmatic Emily Carteret. His is a story of betrayal and treachery, of death and delusion, of ruthless obsession and ambition. And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onward, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt.

The Meaning of Night is an enthralling novel that will captivate readers right up to its final thrilling revelation.

About the Author:

Michael Cox (1948-2009) was the biographer of the ghost-story writer and scholar M. R. James. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award.

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