The coral thief: a novel
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New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
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Columbia Pike Adult Fiction
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Paris, 1815. Napoleon has just surrendered at Waterloo and is on his way to the island of St. Helena to begin his exile. Meanwhile, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, has just arrived in Paris to study anatomy at the Jardin des Plantes–only to realize that his letters of introduction and a gift of precious coral specimens, on which his tenure with the legendary Dr. Cuvier depends, have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. In the fervor and tumult of post revolutionary Paris, nothing is quite as it seems. In trying to recover his lost valuables, Daniel discovers that his beautiful adversary is in fact a philosopher-thief who lives in a shadowy world of outlaws and émigrés. Daniel’s fall into this underworld is also a flight, for as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief and she draws him into an audacious plot that will leave him with a future very different from the one he has envisioned for himself, Daniel discovers a radical theory of evolution and mutability that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives. The Coral Thief, as riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott’s first novel, is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, philosophy, and suspense. It conjures up vividly both the feats of Napoleon and the accomplishments of those working without fame or glory to change our ideas of who we are and the world in which we live.
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Book
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First edition.
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286 pages ; 24.
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English
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038553146X (alk. paper), 9780385531467 (alk. paper)
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Stott, R. (2009). The coral thief: a novel. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stott, Rebecca. 2009. The Coral Thief: A Novel. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

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Stott, Rebecca, The Coral Thief: A Novel. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.

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Stott, Rebecca. The Coral Thief: A Novel. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009. Print.

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