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Michael Cox (1) (1948–2009)

Autor(a) de The Meaning of Night

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About the Author

Michael Cox was born on August 30 1948 in Northamptonshire, England. In 1989 he started work at the Oxford University Press. In 1983, Cox published his first book, a biography M. R. James, a Victorian ghost story writer. Between 1983 and 1997 he compiled and edited several anthologies of Victorian mostrar mais short stories for Oxford University Press. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was published in 2006. Michael Cox died of cancer on March 31, 2009. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Michael Cox

The Meaning of Night (2006) 2,444 exemplares
The Glass of Time (2008) 762 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Editor — 541 exemplares
The Cream of Noël Coward (1996) — Editor — 132 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Editor — 70 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Spy Stories (1996) — Editor — 42 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Editor — 40 exemplares
M. R. James: An Informal Portrait (1983) 28 exemplares
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Editor — 27 exemplares

Associated Works

Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories [Oxford World Classics] (1987) — Editor, algumas edições400 exemplares
The Ghost Stories of M.R. James (1986) — Editor — 63 exemplares
The Stoneground Ghost Tales (1989) — Introdução, algumas edições47 exemplares
Ghosts and Scholars: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (1987) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
Shades of Darkness (2008) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Cox, Michael
Nome legal
Cox, Michael Andrew
Outros nomes
Ellis, Matthew
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Northamptonshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Northampton, England, UK
University of Cambridge
Oxford University Press



Michael Cox -The Meaning of Night em Historical Mysteries (Fevereiro 2009)


Brilliant piece of fiction!
The language is beautiful.
Characters are complex and wonderfully handled.
Two characters stand out:
a)Lady Tansor - whose love has horribly gone wrong. She is neither good nor bad. "Engimatic" is the word.
b)Esperanza- the heiress
There is a twist in every page;
harishwriter | 48 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |
Miss Esperanza Alice Gorst creció en París al cuidado de una amiga de su madre, Madame de L'Orme, puesto que sus progenitores fallecieron cuando ella no era más que una niña. Esperanza creció feliz al amparo de los cuidados de Madame y la formación que le proveía su tutor, Mr. Thornahaugh.
Cuando ambos le comunican que debe asumir la responsabilidad de llevar a cabo una importante misión, a Esperanza no le queda más remedio que aceptar y viaja a Evenwood, Inglatera, con el cometido de hacerse con la vacante de sirvienta de Lady Tansor, pero sin ningún conocimiento de su objetivo final.
Madame de L'Orme y Mr. Thornahaugh instruyen a Esperanza para que se gane la confianza de Lady Tansor, pero sin olvidar jamás que ella es su enemiga. La joven logra con inusual rapidez hacerse imprescindible a Lady Tansor, una hermosa viuda de carácter cambiante que sigue venerando la figura de su prometido asesinado, el poeta Phoebus Daunt.
… (mais)
Natt90 | 48 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2023 |
Edward Glyver se crió con un padre ausente en una modesta ciudad junto al mar. Sin embargo, la verdad sobre su origen es muy distinta. Cuando, por casualidad, descubre que es el único heredero legítimo del barón Tansor, no se detendrá ante nada para recuperar aquello que ahora sabe que le corresponde por linaje.
Natt90 | 107 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2023 |
After his mother's death, Edward Glyver discovers some secrets from her past which lead him to believe he is the true heir to the wealthy Lord Tansor. The problem is, his old school nemesis, Phoebus Daunt, has inserted himself into Lord Tansor's life, becoming his adopted son, thereby positioning himself to inherit the Tansor fortune. Of course, Edward cannot simply lie back and allow this to happen, and murder seems to be the only answer.

This is a Victorian novel, set in 19th century Britain. I'd added it to my wishlist quite a few years ago after seeing it recommended somewhere and have had the audio sitting on my shelf for quite a while as well. It's long and somewhat daunting, and so I'd put off reading it until now. As many Victorian novels tend to be, it's long, rather depressing, and includes a lot of overly descriptive qualities. I appreciate the writing that goes into such novels, but I can only read one every so often. This had a good basic storyline: some mystery and intrigue, murder, love, etc. The main character of Edward was someone that I was just never sure whether or not to trust or whether or not he was reliable. He wasn't necessarily very likeable and was a bit full of himself, yet as a reader I felt I had to root for him. I liked this story, but the sheer length of it, with all the bogged down details, made it somewhat of a slog for me to get through. But then again, that's often what you get with a Victorian novel. For me, had it been half its length, I would've liked it more.… (mais)
indygo88 | 107 outras críticas | May 29, 2021 |



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