The Glass of Time: A Novel (Paperback)

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“Entirely wonderful . . . chock-full of revenge, romance, duplicity, concealed identities and murder most frequent.”—Washington Post

Building on his haunting, superbly written debut, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox returns to a story of murder, love, and revenge in Victorian England. The Glass of Time is a vividly imagined study of seduction, betrayal, and friendship between two powerful women bound together by the past.

About the Author

Michael Cox (1948-2009) was the biographer of the ghost-story writer and scholar M. R. James. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award.

Praise For…

Michael Cox returns with another epic Victorian-era thriller. . . . [A] gripping tale of psychological unraveling.
— Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review. Cox’s gripping second gothic thriller (after The Meaning of Night) follows the fortunes of nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst, whose guardian charges her to go undercover as a lady’s maid.

— Publishers Weekly

Absorbing. . . . Literary pastiche at its very best.
— Times Literary Supplement

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393337167
ISBN-10: 0393337162
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 5th, 2009
Pages: 594
Language: English

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