The Ghost of the Mary Celeste The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Based on actual events about an American merchant vessel discovered off the coast of Spain in 1872, this novel—from the prize-winning author of Property—is a spellbinding exploration of love, nature, and the fictions that pass as truth. • “A sly and masterly historical novel, written with intelligence and flair.” —The New York Times Book Review

1872: the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste is discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo is intact and there is no sign of struggle, but her crew has disappeared, never to be found.

As news of the derelict ghost ship spreads, the Mary Celeste captures imaginations around the world—from a Philadelphia spiritualist medium named Violet Petra to an unknown young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, the Mary Celeste is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and the tragic story of a family doomed by the sea.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Ohioblu63 ,

Disappointed

Several different stories that do not fit together. When I got to the end, I said to myself, What? I feel I wasted my time

MoonshineNYC ,

I don't get it

I enjoyed parts this book, and was engaged in some of the plots. I say "plots" because there is more than one, an I've come away feeling they have little, if anything, to do with each other. I was hoping the end of the book would tie them together neatly, but it didn't. It's very random.

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