The Last Days of Night | 誠品線上

最初的光明, 最后的黑暗

作者 Graham Moore
出版社 Penguin Random House LLC
商品描述 The Last Days of Night: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,


內容簡介 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.”—Erik Larson “A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.”—The Washington Post From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.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.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER“A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review


作者介紹 Graham Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian and the Academy Award–winning screenwriter for The Imitation Game, which also won a Writers Guild of America Award for best adapted screenplay. Moore was born in Chicago, received a B.A. in religious history from Columbia University in 2003, and now lives in Los Angeles.From the Hardcover edition.


書名 / The Last Days of Night
作者 / Graham Moore
簡介 / The Last Days of Night: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,
出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC
ISBN13 / 9780812988925
ISBN10 / 0812988922
EAN / 9780812988925
誠品26碼 / 2681438330006
裝訂 / 平裝
頁數 / 384
語言 / 英文
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尺寸 / 20.3X13.2CM