TITLE: THE MEANING OF NIGHT
AUTHOR: MICHAEL COX
This was a dark novel, set in Victorian times. A story about love, and how it makes people loose sight of their good sense; a story of revenge and how it takes over a person's life; and a story about obsession and how it destroys more than just the live of the obsessed one.
The story starts with Edward Glapthorn, formerly known as Edward Glyver killing a man he doesn't know and has never met before. The sole purpose of the murder being to find out if he's capable of killing a man.
The rest of the book is an explanation, by Edward Glyver, of how he came to commit this crime, and what happened afterwards.
It's the story of a baby being denied it's destiny and the impossible quest to reclaim what is rightfully his.
It's also the story of his opponent, willing to do anything to keep the rightful claimant from getting what is his, so that he may claim it himself.
A dark, but fascinating story, that could have done without the footnotes in my opinion.