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'm VERY stingy when it comes to doling out the stars. I certainly do not give a book 5 stars easily. Cox's book is magnificent. Written with all the best elements of good Victorian Literature, it ... Read full review

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Didn't like this as much as I hoped I would, but it was worth the read... I can't disagree with the numerous reviews that mention it could have been a hundred or two pages shorter and not lost ... 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
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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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