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The School of Night - A Novel

Louis Bayard

From Louis Bayard, an ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries In the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves. In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back. But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known. Joining Henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand. In short order, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, caught up in a deadly plot, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius.

From Louis Bayard, an ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries In the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves. In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back. But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known. Joining Henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand. In short order, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, caught up in a deadly plot, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From Louis Bayard, an ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries In the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves. In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back. But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known. Joining Henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand. In short order, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, caught up in a deadly plot, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

11h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:06


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:56


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:44


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:48


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:19


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:44


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:37


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:00


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:21


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:22


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:31


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

00:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:38


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:49


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:43


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:00


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:55


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:41


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:34