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The luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Label
The luminaries
Title
The luminaries
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Catton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On 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. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitchperfect historical register, richly evoking a mid19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catton, Eleanor
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Zealand
  • West Coast (N.Z.)
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Trials
  • Prostitution
Target audience
adult
Label
The luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
832 pages
Isbn
9781847084323
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2020247102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
832 pages
Isbn
9781847084323
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2020247102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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