By Graham Moore
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • an exciting 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 best BOOKS OF THE yr by means of THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE a massive movie STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE
New York, 1888. gasoline lamps nonetheless flicker within the urban streets, however the miracle of electrical mild is in its infancy. the person that controls the ability to show evening into day will make history—and an unlimited fortune. a tender untested legal professional named Paul Cravath, clean out of Columbia legislations institution, takes a case that turns out very unlikely to win. Paul’s customer, George Westinghouse, has been sued by way of Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar query: Who invented the sunshine bulb and holds the appropriate to strength 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 in the back of closed doorways. the duty dealing with him is past daunting. Edison is a wily, risky opponent with massive 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, impressive inventor who may perhaps carry the main to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a stunning opera singer who proves to be a faultless performer on level and rancid. As Paul takes higher and larger dangers, he’ll locate that everybody in his course is enjoying their very own video game, and not anyone is kind of who they seem.
Praise for The final Days of Night
“A fulfilling romp . . . occurs 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 manhattan instances ebook Review
“This beautiful historic 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 ny urban so vividly, it seems like in simple terms yesterday.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A version of enhanced old fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten evidence to provide us a thrilling, occasionally spectacular tale of 2 geniuses locked in a brutal conflict to alter the realm. . . . [A] exceptional trip into the past.”—The Washington Post
“Mesmerizing, shrewdpermanent, and completely crackling, The final Days of Night is a triumph of mind's eye. Graham Moore has selected Gilded Age manhattan as his playground, with oversized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his avid gamers. the result's a fantastically researched, eternally exciting novel that might 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 tough to come to the realm of now.”—Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White City