The Meaning of Night: A Confession

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2007 - Fiction - 720 pages
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"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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I personally like this particular style of writing, so I found the book to be very interesting. It's very long and sometimes slow moving but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Read full review

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This stunning first novel by Cox (editor,The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories ) opens with a murder on a misty night in 1854 London. The perpetrator, Edward Glyver, is an erudite bibliophile and ... Read full review

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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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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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