Picture of author.

Michael Cox (1) (1948–2009)

Autor(a) de The Meaning of Night

Para outros autores com o nome Michael Cox, ver a página de desambiguação.

23+ Works 5,073 Membros 174 Críticas 18 Favorited

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
Image credit: Jerry Bauer

Séries

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

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Cox, Michael
Nome legal
Cox, Michael Andrew
Outros nomes
Ellis, Matthew
Data de nascimento
1948-10-23
Data de falecimento
2009-03-31
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Northamptonshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Northampton, England, UK
Educação
University of Cambridge
Ocupações
musician
editor
Organizações
Oxford University Press

Membros

Discussions

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

Críticas

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;
 
Assinalado
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)
 
Assinalado
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.
 
Assinalado
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)
½
 
Assinalado
indygo88 | 107 outras críticas | May 29, 2021 |

Listas

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Paul Annett Director
David Carson Director
Trevor R. Bowen Screenwriter, Actor
John Hawkesworth Screenwriter, Developed for television
David Burke Screenwriter, Actor
John Bruce Director
Howard Baker Director
Jeremy Paul Screenwriter
Peter Hammond Director
Brian Mills Director
Paul Finney Screenwriter
M. R. James Contributor
Algernon Blackwood Contributor
E. Nesbit Contributor
Henry James Contributor
Amelia B. Edwards Contributor
W. W. Jacobs Contributor
Barry Pain Contributor
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor, Original stories
J. S. LeFanu Contributor
Elizabeth Gaskell Contributor
Bernard Capes Contributor
Rhoda Broughton Contributor
B. M. Croker Contributor
R. S. Hawker Contributor
Charles Dickens Contributor
Robert Hugh Benson Contributor
Rosa Mulholland Contributor
Tom Hood Contributor
Jerome K. Jerome Contributor
Charlotte Riddell Contributor
Perceval Landon Contributor
George MacDonald Contributor
Wilkie Collins Contributor
Rudyard Kipling Contributor
Dinah Mulock Contributor
Hugh Walpole Contributor
May Sinclair Contributor
Oliver Onions Contributor
Walter De la Mare Contributor
Thomas Burke Contributor
Robert Aickman Contributor
L. P. Hartley Contributor
Edith Wharton Contributor
Elizabeth Bowen Contributor
Arthur Gray Contributor
A. M. Burrage Contributor
John Buchan Contributor
Simon Raven Contributor
A. E. Coppard Contributor
T. H. White Contributor
Bram Stoker Contributor
Richard Middleton Contributor
Vernon Lee Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
L. T. C. Rolt Contributor
E. F. Benson Contributor
Sir Walter Scott Contributor
Charles Williams Contributor
F. Marion Crawford Contributor
E. G. Swain Contributor
A. N. L. Munby Contributor
M. E. Braddon Contributor
W. F. Harvey Contributor
V. S. Pritchett Contributor
Mary E. Wilkins Contributor
F. G. Loring Contributor
John Young Akerman Contributor
Baroness Orczy Contributor
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor, Original author
Rosalie Williams Actress, Actor
Robert Barr Contributor
Katherine Tynan Contributor
E. Heron Contributor
Headon Hill Contributor
Richard Dowling Contributor
Mark Lemon Contributor
Sax Rohmer Contributor
Fergus Hume Contributor
Robert Eustace Contributor
Sutherland Menzies Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
H. Heron Contributor
J.Y. Akerman Contributor
Herbert Keen Contributor
E. Conway Contributor
R. E. Francillon Contributor
M. P. Shiel Contributor
Harry Blyth Contributor
Israel Zangwill Contributor
L.T. Meade Contributor
Catherine Crowe Contributor
Grant Allen Contributor
Arthur Morrison Contributor
Guy Boothby Contributor
Mrs. Henry Wood Contributor
Joanna Russ Contributor
Fay Weldon Contributor
Marghanita Laski Contributor
William Trevor Contributor
Penelope Lively Contributor
John Wyndham Contributor
Ellen Glasgow Contributor
Muriel Spark Contributor
Fritz Leiber Contributor
Angela Carter Contributor
A.S. Byatt Contributor
Graham Greene Contributor
William Sansom Contributor
Alison Lurie Contributor
Elizabeth Taylor Contributor
Robert Bloch Contributor
Jane Gardam Contributor
Georgette Heyer Contributor
E.M. Delafield Contributor
Marjorie Bowen Contributor
Sara Maitland Contributor
Eugene O'Sullivan Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
Aldous Huxley Contributor
Richard Garnett Contributor
Naomi Mitchison Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
Brinsley Moore Contributor
Jack Lindsay Contributor
Anne Manning Contributor
Edgar Wallace Contributor
Fred Urquhart Contributor
W. Outram Tristram Contributor
Rafael Sabatini Contributor
Norah Lofts Contributor
Emma Donoghue Contributor
A. E. W. Mason Contributor
Clemence Dane Contributor
Booth Tarkington Contributor
Stanley J. Weyman Contributor
Hume Nisbet Contributor
Vincent O'Sullivan Contributor
Richard Marsh Contributor
Margaret Oliphant Contributor
Gary Hopkins Screenwriter
Rosalind Caldecott Illustrator
David Timson Narrator
Antonio Desmonts Translator
Paul Slater Cover artist
Helen Smithson Illustrator
Graham Payn Preface

Estatísticas

Obras
23
Also by
5
Membros
5,073
Popularidade
#4,931
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
174
ISBN
320
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
18

Tabelas & Gráficos