Spiegel & Grau, Paperback, 9780385521079, 349pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2008
Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, past and present, of seventeenth-century glassmaking, alchemy, the Great Plague, and Newton's scientific innovations, Ghostwalk centers on a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered, involving Newton's alchemy. A riveting literary thriller, Ghostwalk is a rare debut that will change the way most of us think about scientific innovation, our perception of time, and the force of history.
“[Ghostwalk] has a scholarly authority and imaginative sparkle all too rare. . . Mesmerizing . . . Rebecca Stott . . . has accomplished something distinctively fresh.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A hypnotic brew of speculation, intrigue and murder. . . You can’t help but feel swept away.”
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