By Graham Moore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • an exhilarating novel in response 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 most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by means of THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE an incredible movie STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE
New York, 1888. fuel lamps nonetheless flicker within the urban streets, however the miracle of electrical mild is in its infancy. the person that controls the capacity to show evening into day will make history—and an enormous fortune. a tender untested attorney named Paul Cravath, clean out of Columbia legislations tuition, takes a case that turns out most 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 perfect to energy the country?
The case presents Paul access to the heady global of excessive society—the glittering events in Gramercy Park mansions, and the extra insidious dealings performed at the back of closed doorways. the duty dealing with him is past daunting. Edison is a wily, risky opponent with colossal assets at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. but this unknown attorney 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, remarkable inventor who might carry the main 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 higher and bigger dangers, he’ll locate that everybody in his course is enjoying their very own online game, and nobody is kind of who they seem.
Praise for The final Days of Night
“A pleasant romp . . . happens opposed to a backdrop wealthy with interval aspect . . . Works splendidly as an leisure . . . because it fees ahead, the radical leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The ny occasions booklet Review
“This appealing old novel illuminates a desirable American moment.”—People
“A interesting portrait of yankee 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 net. . . . He conjures Gilded Age manhattan urban so vividly, it seems like purely yesterday.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A version of enhanced ancient fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten proof to provide us an exhilarating, occasionally excellent tale of 2 geniuses locked in a brutal conflict to alter the area. . . . [A] exceptional 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 big apple as his playground, with oversized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his avid gamers. the result's a superbly researched, perpetually exciting novel that may go away you buzzing.”—Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl
“It’s half criminal mystery, half travel of a paranormal time—the age of wonder—and as soon as you’ve comprehensive it, you’ll locate it challenging to come back to the realm of now.”—Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White City