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The Resource The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Label
The Luminaries
Title
The Luminaries
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Catton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achivement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."—New York Times Book Review It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament
Summary
Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catton, Eleanor
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Luminaries
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316174459
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Luminaries
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316174459
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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