The Meaning of Night: A Confession (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2007 - Fiction - 720 pages
15 Reviews

"Superb.... An engrossing and complicated tale...that touches on every aspect of Victorian society."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"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. A chance discovery convinces Glyver that greatness awaits him. His path to win back what is rightfully his leads him to Evenwood, one of England's most enchanting country houses, and a woman who will become his obsession.
  

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Review: The Meaning of Night (The Meaning of Night #1)

User Review  - Robert Cohen - Goodreads

I gave this 4 stars, perhaps unfairly as I could not help comparing it to Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, the ne plus ultra of Victorian suspense/mystery/thriller novels. I almost didn't read it ... Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Night (The Meaning of Night #1)

User Review  - Matt Schiariti - Goodreads

This is one of the most unique books I've ever read. Is it because it's a murder mystery? No. Because it's told in the first person? No. What makes it unlike any other book I've read is that from the ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Preface
11
Part the Second
103
18491853
223
Part the Third
283
Part the Fourth
405
Part the Fifth
503
Post Scriptum
685
Acknowledgements
699
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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