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Moorhead Public Library PAL (Text) 33500011426459 Main Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library PAL (Text) 35500004934616 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 143916746X (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 9781439167465 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 1439167397 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781439167397 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 611 p. ; 24 cm.
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  • Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011.

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General Note: Col. ill. on lining papers.
Originally published in Spain in 2008.
Summary, etc.: London, 1896. Andrew Harrington's lover Marie Kelly was murdered by Jack the Ripper and he longs to turn back the clock and save her. Meanwhile, Claire Haggerty, forever being matched with men her family consider suitable, yearns for a time when she can be free to love whom she choses. As their quests converge, it becomes clear that time is the problem -- to escape it or to change it. Hidden in the attic of popular author -- and noted scientific speculator -- H.G. Wells is a machine that might offer them the hope they need!
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 April #2
    *Starred Review* Palma's ambitious and witty foray into Victorian life and the philosophy of time requires sharp faculties to keep track of three story lines, literary references, multiple characters (horrific, fictional and historical), and a narrative voice that encompasses conventional third-person and epistolary first person as well as numerous sly, authorial asides. Readers who embark on the journey, mostly led by H. G. Wells, whose The Time Machine drives the plot and ignites the characters' imaginations, will be richly rewarded. A well-known Spanish author, Palma successfully introduces historical figures (Jack the Ripper, the Elephant Man, Henry James, Bram Stoker) into science fiction in a fast-paced, exuberant story of love, murder, and charlatanry. The central question is, Can people move in time to influence history? In the first section, a young man's lover is killed, and he attempts to go back in time to save her. In the second, a Victorian woman falls in love in 2000, . . . or does she? The final section explores the concept of parallel worlds and how they are created or destroyed. For readers who enjoy the inconsistencies inherent in Dickens' London, the randomness of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife, and the clever humor of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, this is an entertaining romp guaranteed to make you think and laugh and to keep you from your social life for hours. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Félix J. Palma has earned more than a hundred awards for his short stories. The Map of Time is his first book to be published in the United States.

Subject: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George) 1866-1946 Fiction
Time travel Fiction
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
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