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Luminaries

This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.

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  • ""It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, [this] is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement." --P. [4] of cover."
  • "This novel is a murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries."@en
  • "Najdłuższa w historii książka nagrodzona Bookerem i najmłodsza laureatka tej nagrody! Lata 60. XIX wieku, Nowa Zelandia. Na wyspie wybucha gorączka złota. Szkot Walter Moody to jeden z tych śmiałków, którzy przybywają do miasta Hokitika skuszeni wizją bogactwa. Tuż po zejściu na ląd jest świadkiem dziwnego zgromadzenia. Dwunastu mężczyzn spotyka się w tajemnicy w palarni jednego z hoteli, by przedyskutować sprawę serii niewyjaśnionych zdarzeń. Kilka dni wcześniej bez śladu zaginął pewien młody bogacz, który zamieniał w złoto wszystko, czego się tknął. Na drodze prowadzącej do Hokitika znaleziono nieprzytomną prostytutkę, która próbowała odebrać sobie życie. A w chacie poszukiwacza złota, który zapił się na śmierć, niespodziewanie znaleziono wielką fortunę... Wkrótce okaże się, że losy wszystkich mężczyzn, biorących udział w sekretnej naradzie, są ze sobą w dziwny sposób powiązane. Każdy z nich ma swoją opowieść, swoje grzechy i sekrety. Każdy z nich przybył do Nowej Zelandii z innego zakątka globu, aby zdobyć fortunę. Złoto jednak ma to do siebie, że zawsze jest go za mało. Wszystko, co lśni to epicka opowieść z czasów gorączki złota w Nowej Zelandii ? o poszukiwaniu szczęścia, marzeniach i przeznaczeniu zapisanym w gwiazdach. Jest to także popis ogromnego talentu Eleanor Catton. Młoda pisarka niczym zegarmistrz stworzyła ze swej książki doskonale działający mechanizm, w którym każda z kilkudziesięciu postaci ma swoje miejsce i zadanie do wykonania. Mistrzowsko połączyła wątki historyczne i sensacyjne, przygodę rodem z Dzikiego Zachodu i kryminalną zagadkę."
  • "A murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 a weary Englishman, Walter Moody, lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way. Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries."@en
  • "Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries."@en
  • "Aangetrokken door de goudkoorts in Nieuw-Zeeland belandt een jonge Schot in 1866 vrijwel direct na zijn aankomst in een geheime bijeenkomst van twaalf mannen die proberen enkele raadselachtige misdrijven te ontrafelen die op een en dezelfde dag hebben plaatsgevonden."
  • "It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his 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 sum of money 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."
  • "Nouvelle-Zélande, 1866. En pleine ruée vers l'or, l'île voit débarquer sur ses côtes les ambitieux et les désespérés. Parmi eux, le jeune Britannique Walter Moody se retrouve à son insu au coeur d'une réunion secrète tenue dans son hôtel. Là, douze hommes que tout oppose essaient d'élucider des faits étranges qui ont récemment agité la communauté : dans la même nuit, un riche chercheur d'or a disparu, une prostituée a tenté de mettre fin à ses jours et un pauvre ivrogne est mort chez lui en possession d'une immense fortune. Moody succombe alors à l'irrésistible attrait d'un mystère aux mille et un arcanes, aussi vertigineusement envoûtant qu'un ciel étoilé.Formidable entrelacs d'intrigues dont l'ambitieuse construction emprunte à l'astrologie, Les Luminaires se déploie en harmonie avec le mouvement des planètes tel un horoscope funeste, dévoilant dans ses ramifications un inoubliable roman d'amour, une histoire de fantômes, des jeux de pouvoirs et quelques énigmes insolubles. Avec cette fresque lumineuse, Eleanor Catton s'est imposée comme l'étoile montante de la littérature mondiale et a remporté, à 28 ans seulement, le prix Man Booker et le Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général."
  • ""It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his 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 sum of money 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."--Publisher information."
  • "A bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. In 1866, a weary Englishman lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way."@en

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  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Powieść nowozelandzka"@pl
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "New Zealand fiction"
  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Downloadable e-Books"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en

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  • "I Luminari"
  • "Wszystko, co lśni"@pl
  • "Wszystko, co lśni"
  • "Al wat schittert"
  • "Les luminaires"
  • "Luminaries : a novel"
  • "Las luminarias"
  • "Las luminarias"@es
  • "Luminaries"@en
  • "The luminaries"
  • "The luminaries"@en
  • "The luminaries : a novel"
  • "The luminaries : a novel"@en
  • "The luminaries a novel"
  • "The Luminaries"@en
  • "The Luminaries"
  • "I luminari"@it

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