The Coral Thief: a novel
|Grouped Work ID||7931d373-9a3a-6b31-fb3d-47f57d5a9423|
|Grouping Title||coral thief|
|Grouping Author||rebecca stott|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-06-12 04:51:40AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-06-12 05:08:36AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781400143382|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
In her virtuosic debut, Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott unfolded an extraordinary and true mystery involving Isaac Newton and set in seventeenth-century Cambridge. The Coral Thief is another intriguing mystery and love story, centering on pre-Darwinian theories of evolution and set in Paris right after Napoleon's surrender at Waterloo.
Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items---and the alluring woman who stole them---Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution. As he is pulled into their plot to steal a precious jewel from the Jardin des Plantes, and as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief, Daniel is introduced to a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives.
As riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, The Coral Thief is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, love, and philosophy.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|subject_facet||Anatomists -- Fiction|
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy -- Fiction
|title_display||The Coral Thief A Novel|
|title_full||The Coral Thief A Novel|
The coral thief : a novel [electronic resource] / Rebecca Stott
|title_short||The Coral Thief|