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The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night


作者  /  Graham Moore

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2017/05/23

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$385

售價 / 9折, NT$ 347

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真實事件改編,愛迪生與宿敵喬治.威斯汀豪斯的電流戰爭!
這不僅是場天才之爭,更是代價高昂的野心之戰,究竟誰能照亮全美國?

2015年奧斯卡獎最佳改編劇本《模仿遊戲》編劇新作,描繪人類揮別黑暗的故事!

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◎即將改編為電影,將由艾迪.瑞德曼擔綱主演!

十九世紀末的美國即將揮別黑暗,進入電力時代。即使電力的使用仍在起步階段,有遠見者皆確信它將成為趨勢,而手握專利權者,將不僅能在歷史留名,更能獲得延續好幾世代、源源不絕的龐大財富,也因此在發明家之間引發了一場電流戰爭!愛迪生對宿敵、發明家兼企業家喬治.威斯汀豪斯提告,要求十億元的賠償:到底是誰發明了電燈?誰擁有幫全美國裝設電力的權力?威斯汀豪斯的委任律師是剛從法學院畢業不久的保羅.克拉維斯,他年輕而缺乏實戰經驗,卻接下了一場幾乎沒有勝算的官司……

愛迪生的直流電受距離侷限,只有負擔得起發電機的家庭能享有電力。另一方面,為威斯汀豪斯工作的瘋狂發明家特斯拉設計了交流電,克服距離限制,對電力帶來革命性的改變!然而,愛迪生可不是省油的燈,他動用各種關係、不惜訴諸一切手段,向大眾宣導交流電的危險性,只為了讓威斯汀豪斯知難而退……

本書主要出場人物在歷史上皆真有其人,不管是年輕律師克拉維斯、與克拉維斯發展出戀情的歌劇歌手艾格妮絲.杭亭頓(Agnes Huntington)、以大筆金錢調停電流戰爭的金融家J. P. 摩根、還是視名聲與金錢為身外之物,只為發明與解決問題而活的特斯拉,都在作者的勾勒下栩栩如生,帶您回到人類揮別黑暗的時代交界!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it?

In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681438330006
ISBN 13 /9780812988925
ISBN 10 /0812988922
EAN /9780812988925

頁數384
尺寸20.3X13.2CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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