By Graham Moore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • an exciting novel in line with real occasions, concerning the nature of genius, the price of ambition, and the conflict to affect America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and writer of The Sherlockian
NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE a huge 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 individual that controls the skill to show evening into day will make history—and an unlimited fortune. a tender untested legal professional named Paul Cravath, clean out of Columbia legislation institution, takes a case that turns out very unlikely to win. Paul’s shopper, George Westinghouse, has been sued through Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar query: Who invented the sunshine bulb and holds the proper to energy the country?
The case provides Paul access to the heady global 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, harmful opponent with immense assets at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. but this unknown legal professional stocks together with his well-known 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, exceptional inventor who may perhaps carry the foremost to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a gorgeous opera singer who proves to be a faultless performer on degree and rancid. As Paul takes better and larger dangers, he’ll locate that everybody in his course is enjoying their very own video 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 unconventional leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The ny instances ebook Review
“This fascinating ancient novel illuminates a desirable American moment.”—People
“A interesting portrait of yank inventors . . . Moore crafts a compelling narrative out of [Paul] Cravath’s crafty criminal 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 internet. . . . He conjures Gilded Age big apple urban so vividly, it sounds like merely yesterday.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A version of improved ancient fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten proof to offer us an exhilarating, occasionally dazzling tale of 2 geniuses locked in a brutal conflict to alter the realm. . . . [A] impressive trip into the past.”—The Washington Post
“Mesmerizing, smart, and completely crackling, The final Days of Night is a triumph of mind's eye. Graham Moore has selected Gilded Age long island as his playground, with oversized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his gamers. the result's a fantastically researched, ceaselessly exciting novel that might 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 comprehensive it, you’ll locate it difficult to come back to the realm of now.”—Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White City