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Shadowplay By Joseph O'Connor

Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor

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Summary

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

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

'A colourful tale of secret love and public performance .

Shadowplay Summary

Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor

**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

Shadowplay Reviews

Dazzling...the panache and subtlety of his prose perfectly match that gusto and creative finesse of the High Victorian world his novel wonderfully evokes * Sunday Times *
A novel I'd recommend to anyone: a rollicking and moving story... Delicious and clever late-Victorian gothic -- James Naughtie * Radio Times *
An ingenious novel... O'Connor's work is hugely impressive and utterly haunting * Sunday Mirror *
Joseph O'Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient of enjoyment in his extraordinary new novel is stupendous -- Sebastian Barry
A hugely entertaining book about the grand scope of friendship and love, it is also, movingly - at times, astonishingly - a story of transience, loss and true loyalty -- Sadie Jones * Guardian *

About Joseph O'Connor

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

Additional information

GOR010871152
9781784709150
1784709158
Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2020-05-28
432
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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