The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night
Author : Graham Moore
Publisher :
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : 9780812988901
ISBN 13 : 0812988906
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Night Book Description:

When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.

The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night
Author : Graham Moore
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9780812988918
ISBN 13 : 0812988914
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Night Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.”—Erik Larson “A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.”—The Washington Post From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review

The Last Days of New Paris

The Last Days of New Paris
Author : China Miéville
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2017-02-23
ISBN 10 : 9781447296560
ISBN 13 : 1447296567
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of New Paris Book Description:

Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

The Last Days of Dogtown

The Last Days of Dogtown
Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Scribner
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2006-07-18
ISBN 10 : 0743225740
ISBN 13 : 9780743225748
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Dogtown Book Description:

“An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society’s outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory” (The New York Times Book Review). Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and “witches.” Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds. Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Anita Diamant’s keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2010-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781101445334
ISBN 13 : 1101445335
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Book Description:

A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his friends, even himself-as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life. until he meets Robyn, his niece's seventeen-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral. But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy's hermitlike existence. She challenges him to interact more with the world around him, and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness. However, this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won't live to see age ninety- two but that he'll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity. With his mind clear, what Ptolemy finds-in his own past, in his own apartment, and in the circumstances surrounding his grand-nephew's death-is shocking enough to spur an old man to action, and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic.

The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii
Author : Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Publisher : BookRix
Total Pages : 597
Release : 2019-06-27
ISBN 10 : 9783736811003
ISBN 13 : 3736811004
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Pompeii Book Description:

The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have been subordinated by Rome, and his nemesis Arbaces the still older culture of Egypt. Olinthus is the chief representative of the nascent Christian religion, which is presented favourably but not uncritically. The Witch of Vesuvius, though she has no supernatural powers, shows Bulwer-Lytton's interest in the occult – a theme which would emerge in his later writing, particularly The Coming Race.

The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii
Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Publisher :
Total Pages : 474
Release : 1840
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:503993912
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of Pompeii Book Description:

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author : Supersummary
Publisher :
Total Pages : 124
Release : 2019-12-10
ISBN 10 : 167382868X
ISBN 13 : 9781673828689
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Description:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 122-page guide for "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 72 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Electricity's Effect on Public and Personal Life and American Capitalism and Greed.

The Last Valentine s Day Night

The Last Valentine s Day Night
Author : Federica Leva
Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages : 76
Release : 2018-04-14
ISBN 10 : 9781507156414
ISBN 13 : 1507156413
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Valentine s Day Night Book Description:

It’s Valentine’s Day night but, instead of celebrating, the world is dead. The powerful and cruel demon Sinfan lands on the only isle left to explore, in the hope of finding someone to drink from and to infect with madness toxin. He is tired and starts being delirious, like a simple mortal. He doesn’t conceive yet that destruction is a revenge of love and that someone is waiting for him in the dim light of the dying moon. Who lured him to that haunted forest? A woman? A man? Or another demon from his daunting sect?