By Graham Moore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • an exciting novel according to real occasions, in regards to the nature of genius, the price of ambition, and the conflict to impress America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and writer of The Sherlockian
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months through THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE a big movie STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE
New York, 1888. gasoline lamps nonetheless flicker within the urban streets, however the miracle of electrical gentle is in its infancy. the person that controls the capability to show evening into day will make history—and an enormous fortune. a tender untested attorney named Paul Cravath, clean out of Columbia legislation tuition, takes a case that turns out most unlikely to win. Paul’s shopper, George Westinghouse, has been sued by means of Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar query: Who invented the sunshine bulb and holds the proper to strength the country?
The case offers Paul access to the heady international of excessive society—the glittering events in Gramercy Park mansions, and the extra insidious dealings performed in the back of closed doorways. the duty dealing with him is past daunting. Edison is a wily, risky opponent with giant assets at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. but this unknown legal professional stocks along with his recognized adversary a compulsion to win in any respect costs. How will he do it?
In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, excellent inventor who may well carry the major to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a gorgeous opera singer who proves to be a perfect performer on degree and rancid. As Paul takes larger and bigger hazards, he’ll locate that everybody in his course is enjoying their very own online game, and nobody is sort of who they seem.
Praise for The final Days of Night
“A fulfilling romp . . . happens opposed to a backdrop wealthy with interval element . . . Works splendidly as an leisure . . . because it fees ahead, the radical leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The big apple occasions booklet Review
“This eye-catching ancient novel illuminates a desirable American moment.”—People
“A attention-grabbing portrait of yankee inventors . . . Moore crafts a compelling narrative out of [Paul] Cravath’s crafty felony maneuvers and [Nikola] Tesla’s world-changing tinkering, whereas a narrative line on opera singer Agnes Huntington has the mysterious glamour of The nice Gatsby. . . . Moore weaves a fancy net. . . . He conjures Gilded Age manhattan urban so vividly, it seems like simply yesterday.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A version of more desirable historic fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten evidence to offer us an exhilarating, occasionally incredible tale of 2 geniuses locked in a brutal conflict to alter the realm. . . . [A] great trip into the past.”—The Washington Post
“Mesmerizing, smart, and totally crackling, The final Days of Night is a triumph of mind's eye. Graham Moore has selected Gilded Age ny as his playground, with oversized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his avid gamers. the result's a fantastically researched, eternally pleasing novel that may go away you buzzing.”—Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl
“It’s half felony mystery, half journey of a paranormal time—the age of wonder—and as soon as you’ve entire it, you’ll locate it not easy to come to the area of now.”—Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White City
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