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The Coral Thief - A Novel

Rebecca Stott

In her virtuosic debut, Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott unfolded an extraordinary and true mystery involving Isaac Newton and set in seventeenth-century Cambridge. The Coral Thief is another intriguing mystery and love story, centering on pre-Darwinian theories of evolution and set in Paris right after Napoleon's surrender at Waterloo. Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items-and the alluring woman who stole them-Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution. As he is pulled into their plot to steal a precious jewel from the Jardin des Plantes, and as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief, Daniel is introduced to a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives. As riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, The Coral Thief is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, love, and philosophy.

In her virtuosic debut, Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott unfolded an extraordinary and true mystery involving Isaac Newton and set in seventeenth-century Cambridge. The Coral Thief is another intriguing mystery and love story, centering on pre-Darwinian theories of evolution and set in Paris right after Napoleon's surrender at Waterloo. Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items-and the alluring woman who stole them-Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution. As he is pulled into their plot to steal a precious jewel from the Jardin des Plantes, and as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief, Daniel is introduced to a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives. As riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, The Coral Thief is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, love, and philosophy.
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In her virtuosic debut, Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott unfolded an extraordinary and true mystery involving Isaac Newton and set in seventeenth-century Cambridge. The Coral Thief is another intriguing mystery and love story, centering on pre-Darwinian theories of evolution and set in Paris right after Napoleon's surrender at Waterloo. Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items-and the alluring woman who stole them-Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution. As he is pulled into their plot to steal a precious jewel from the Jardin des Plantes, and as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief, Daniel is introduced to a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives. As riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, The Coral Thief is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, love, and philosophy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

9h 4m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:28