The Luminaries

The Luminaries

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


Catton is clearly a gifted storyteller with a strong interest in experimental narrative structures. I will undoubtedly pick up her next book.

Bookreporter : The Luminaries (November 04, 2013)

Eleanor Catton needs to be praised for the fact that she is able to sustain interest and intrigue for 800+ pages.... The Luminaries is an engaging novel that adventurous and patient readers will surely enjoy.

There are readers who will be fascinated by the structure and ambiguities of “The Luminaries.” But by and large, it’s a critic’s nightmare.


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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780316126953

File size: 3 MB

Language: English

Awards: Man Booker Prize 2013 winner, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2013 winner


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