The Resource The luminaries, Eleanor Catton

The luminaries, Eleanor Catton

Label
The luminaries
Title
The luminaries
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Catton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous sum of money has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky
Summary
A bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. In 1866, a weary Englishman lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way.
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.
Awards note
Man Book Prize Winner 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220447
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catton, Eleanor
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.4.C39
LC item number
L86 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hokitika (N.Z.)
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
The luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries -- The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms
Control code
ocn868190382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
830 pages
Isbn
9780316074315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a483570
  • (OCoLC)868190382
Label
The luminaries, Eleanor Catton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A sphere within a sphere -- Auguries -- The house of self-undoing -- Paenga-wha-wha -- Weight and lucre -- The widow and the weeds -- Domicile -- The truth about Aurora -- Mutable Earth -- Matters of succession -- Orion sets when Scorpio rises -- The old moon in the young moon's arms
Control code
ocn868190382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
830 pages
Isbn
9780316074315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a483570
  • (OCoLC)868190382

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