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The Luminaries

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On 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 fortune 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.
The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)
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Title: The Luminaries
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-78378-542-X / 978-1-78378-542-1 (UK edition)
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Title: The Luminaries
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Title: The Luminaries
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-84708-432-X / 978-1-84708-432-3 (UK edition)
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-84708-876-7 / 978-1-84708-876-5 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-4915-2986-5 / 978-1-4915-2986-7 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-4915-2987-3 / 978-1-4915-2987-4 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Luminaries, The
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-4915-1212-1 / 978-1-4915-1212-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-4862-2032-0 / 978-1-4862-2032-8 (Australia edition)
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July 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-4862-2033-9 / 978-1-4862-2033-5 (Australia edition)
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Luminaries
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October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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