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The Glass of Time - A Novel

Michael Cox

Like its predecessor, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox's The Glass of Time is an engrossing period mystery about identity, the nature of secrets, and what happens when past obsessions impose themselves on an unwilling present. In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder. Few writers are as gifted at evoking the sensibility of the nineteenth century as Michael Cox, who has made the world of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins his own.

Like its predecessor, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox's The Glass of Time is an engrossing period mystery about identity, the nature of secrets, and what happens when past obsessions impose themselves on an unwilling present. In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder. Few writers are as gifted at evoking the sensibility of the nineteenth century as Michael Cox, who has made the world of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins his own.
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Like its predecessor, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox's The Glass of Time is an engrossing period mystery about identity, the nature of secrets, and what happens when past obsessions impose themselves on an unwilling present. In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder. Few writers are as gifted at evoking the sensibility of the nineteenth century as Michael Cox, who has made the world of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins his own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

18h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

28:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

28:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:37


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

42:57


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:39


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

17:38


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:04


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

30:18


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

21:08


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

23:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

36:34


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

23:33


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

27:13


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

24:45


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

26:17


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

27:37


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

24:28


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

32:58


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

21:46


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

28:48


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

32:16


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

29:07


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

31:07


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

33:22


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

24:51


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

19:59


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

26:36


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

38:15


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

27:04


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

22:13


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

35:25


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

28:34


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

28:31


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

36:00


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

34:22


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

25:09


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

00:22