The Luminaries (Hardback)

Eleanor Catton


Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013, Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries belongs on every fan of literary fiction's bookshelf.

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 prostitute 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 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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AHMEB
  • ISBN: 9781847084316
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.9cm x 15.7cm
  • Pages: 848
  • Publish date: Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 BST 2013
  • Book points: 0

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Very happy with the delivery, although I don't understand why the post office has to open everything. The corners were a little bent in. The end page was a little ripped and there was a weird bit of binding sticking out. Apart from that, very good condition and I like that it has a ribbon in the middle for the book mark. Daisy , Wed Feb 19 18:14:48 GMT 2014

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