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The Meaning of Night - A Confession

Michael Cox

"After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the "enthralling" (Booklist, starred review) and "ingenious" (Boston Globe) story of Edward Glyver, booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness. A chance discovery convinces him that he was right: greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his. Glyver's path to reclaim his prize leads him from the depths of Victorian London, with its foggy streets, brothels, and opium dens, to Evenwood, one of England's most beautiful and enchanting country houses, and finally to a consuming love for the beautiful but enigmatic Emily Carteret. His is a story of betrayal and treachery, of death and delusion, of ruthless obsession and ambition. And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onward, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt. The Meaning of Night is an enthralling novel that will captivate readers right up to its final thrilling revelation.

"After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the "enthralling" (Booklist, starred review) and "ingenious" (Boston Globe) story of Edward Glyver, booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness. A chance discovery convinces him that he was right: greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his. Glyver's path to reclaim his prize leads him from the depths of Victorian London, with its foggy streets, brothels, and opium dens, to Evenwood, one of England's most beautiful and enchanting country houses, and finally to a consuming love for the beautiful but enigmatic Emily Carteret. His is a story of betrayal and treachery, of death and delusion, of ruthless obsession and ambition. And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onward, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt. The Meaning of Night is an enthralling novel that will captivate readers right up to its final thrilling revelation.
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"After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the "enthralling" (Booklist, starred review) and "ingenious" (Boston Globe) story of Edward Glyver, booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness. A chance discovery convinces him that he was right: greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his. Glyver's path to reclaim his prize leads him from the depths of Victorian London, with its foggy streets, brothels, and opium dens, to Evenwood, one of England's most beautiful and enchanting country houses, and finally to a consuming love for the beautiful but enigmatic Emily Carteret. His is a story of betrayal and treachery, of death and delusion, of ruthless obsession and ambition. And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onward, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt. The Meaning of Night is an enthralling novel that will captivate readers right up to its final thrilling revelation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

22h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

28:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

28:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

37:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

29:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

29:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

23:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

18:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

47:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

54:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

21:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:29