The Resource The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Label
The Luminaries
Title
The Luminaries
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Catton
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Language
eng
Summary
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction, which more than fulfils the promise of The Rehearsal. Like that novel, it is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery
Summary
A bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. In 1866, a weary Englishman lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way.
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, International Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 2013.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards, Fiction, 2014.
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards, People's Choice, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220447
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catton, Eleanor
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051828874
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
832 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847088765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851827301
Label
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051828874
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
832 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847088765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851827301

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