Shadowplay - Joseph O'Connor (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781784709150
Department
Books
Released
21 Oct 2020
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Joseph O'Connor
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
416
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 25mm (198g)

Summary

**Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2019**
**Winner of the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year**

'Breathtaking . . . A hugely entertaining book about the grand scope of friendship and love' Guardian

London, 1878. Fresh from life in Dublin, Bram Stoker - now manager of the Lyceum Theatre - is wrestling with dark demons in a new city, in a new marriage, and with his own literary aspirations. As he walks the streets at night, streets haunted by the Ripper and the gossip which swirls around his friend Oscar Wilde, he finds new inspiration. Soon, the eerie tale of Dracula begins to emerge.

But Henry Irving, volcanic leading man and impresario, is determined that nothing will get in the way of Bram's dedication to the Lyceum. And both men are growing ever more enchanted by the beauty and boldness of Ellen Terry, the most celebrated actress of her generation.

'Extraordinary . . . Joseph O'Connor is a very great artist and storyteller' Sebastian Barry

'A colourful tale of secret love and public performance . . . in a romantic, lost London' The Times

Classification

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Biographical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Library Subject 1
London England - Fiction - History - 1800-1950
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

www.josephoconnorauthor.com