The Meaning of Night

Hardback edition released 07/09/2006

by Michael Cox

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Meaning of Night

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2006.

Costa Book Awards 2006 Judges'comment:
  "Michael Cox's recreation of the underbelly of Victorian high society brings a great revenge tale to life.  It is a powerful achievement of research, style and plotting."

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The Meaning of Night Synopsis

A cold October night, 1854. In a dark passageway, an innocent man is stabbed to death.

So begins the extraordinary story of Edward Glyver, book lover, scholar and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness. This seems the stuff of dreams, until a chance discovery convinces Glyver that he was right: greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. And he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he now knows is rightfully his.

Glyver`s path leads him from the depths of Victorian London, with its foggy streets, brothels and opium dens, to Evenwood, one of England`s most enchanting country houses. His is a story of betrayal and treachery, of death and delusion, of ruthless obsession and ambition. And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onwards, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt.

Thirty years in the writing, THE MEANING OF NIGHT  is a stunning achievement. Full of drama and passion, it is an enthralling novel that will captivate readers right up to its final thrilling revelation.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780719568350
Publication date: 7th September 2006
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Hardback
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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About Michael Cox

Michael Cox has been planning and drafting The Meaning of Night  for thirty years. He is a former editor at Oxford University Press and biographer of the ghost story writer M. R. James. His lifelong passion for Victorian literature led him to edit a number of collections of short fiction from the period, including The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories. He lives in rural Northamptonshire – where The Meaning of Night  is partly set – with his wife.

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