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The Glass of Time: A Novel

 
 
 
 
The Glass of Time: A Novel
Author: Michael Cox
ISBN 13: 9780393067736
ISBN 10: 393067734
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2008-10-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 592
List Price: $24.95
 
 

Building on his "superb" (Washington Post) debut, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox returns to a murderous nineteenth-century England.

The Washington Post - Patrick Anderson

…[an] entirely wonderful mock Victorian novel, written in something like the style of Alice's favorite writer, Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White. It's a melodrama, of course, chock-full of revenge, romance, duplicity, concealed identities and murder most frequent—but melodrama on a grand scale. By any sensible standard, Englishman Michael Cox's convoluted plot is somewhere between outrageous and preposterous. Few characters are who or what they seem, and one key figure has five distinct identities. And yet the novel's fierce suspense and endless surprises, burnished by Cox's gorgeous prose, make it irresistible.