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Author: Rebecca Stott
ISBN: 1410422070
Language: English
Pages: 461 pages
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (December 9, 2009)
Rating: 4.5
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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. Groaning with the effort, the driver passed up to her a large bundle wrapped in a red velvet blanket.

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Paris, 1815. Napoleon has surrendered at Waterloo and is on his way to the island of St. Helena to begin his exile. Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, has just arrived in the city to study anatomy, only to realize that his letters of introduction and his 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.
Comments (7)
digytal soul
This is a sublime novel incorporating history, fiction, romance, mystery and science. Chapters describing the current plot are alternated with a chronology of Napoleon's final exile to Helena. There is an appreciation of the looting of treasures of all kinds from the nations Napoleon conquered and their collection in Paris for the greater glory of France. There is also a rationale against Wellington's undertaking to restore these treasures to the last country each inhabited.
One reviewer questions the attraction between Daniel and Lucienne but fails to appreciate his physical beauty ( he looked like a Carrevagio boy) and his fascinating intelligence (he asked intriguing questions.) The plot may be likened to the layers of an onion or the filaments of a growing spider's web. It ends with a tragic denouement but with hints that, perhaps, things were not what they seemed. This reader hopes so.
Cia
Science, passion, fierce loyalties, excitements, beauty, imagination, all combine in this most satisfying novel of early 19th century intrigue. I absolutely loved the descriptions of the curiosities in Le Jardin des. Plantes, and the bold and courageous acts of the coral thief. Her poetic descriptions of what was to become known as evolution of species is priceless and transformative. The young narrator is captivating in his own right, leading us on a journey of remarkable self and scientific discovery. Marvelous.
Meri
Rebecca Stott is a historian of science as well as a novelist. She wrote a well-respected study of Charles Darwin and recently had an article on Darwin published in the Smithsonian Magazine. Thus, her 2 novels have a scientific dimension to them. Her first novel, Ghostwalk, involves a study of Isaac Newton's alchemy and slips between Cambridge of the 21st and 17th centuries. The Coral Thief takes place in Paris in 1815, just after the fall of Napoleon and the Restoration of the monarchy. It concerns a young Scotsman, Daniel Connor who is traveling to France to work with Cuvier, the leading scientist of his time who believed that the species were immutable. Daniel and his mentor in Scotland share this belief. However, on the carriage ride to Paris, Daniel encounters a mysterious woman who steals his papers and some scientific artifacts that Daniel and his mentor had intended as gifts for Cuvier. Devastated, Daniel searches Paris for this attractive thief and discovers that she, Lucienne, is part of an international group of thinkers who prefer Lamarck and Geoffrey de St. Hilaire to Cuvier, who think that rather than being immutable, the species are in flux. These are Darwin's predecessors. Daniel finds Lucienne, recovers his possessions and goes to work for Cuvier, but becomes deeply involved with this woman and her friends.
A companion book to The Coral Thief that might interest readers is Balzac's Old Goriot, which also deals with Paris during the Restoration. Both include the same historical character whose real name is Eugène Vidocq, a notorious criminal who was appointed to run the Brigade de la Surêté in 1811. Stott calls him Jagot and Balzac calls him Vautrin.
The Coral Thief is a very good read and also very informative of the intellectual upheavals of the 19th century.
Thetahuginn
Interesting story that mixes history, culture, mystique, science, love and adventure. Unusual style but skillfully weaved by the author, similar to Crepuscule. Will hold your interest to the very end. Would highly recommend.
Little Devil
I loved this book. Very high quality writing about a period of history right after the French Revolution that I did not know much about. Very engaging characters and much historical data all woven in a very intriguing plot.
Agalen
I loved how Rebecca Stott wove a wonderful story out of the strands of what was really going on the biological sciences just before Darwin. I was compelled to read this after I read two of her nonfiction books, Darwin and the Barnacle and Darwin's Ghosts. I was hooked on Stott's storytelling by then and wanted to try out her fiction and I wasn't disappointed. I intend to read everything by her.
Doomwarden
I was carried away by this book. Couldn't get enough if it! The characters, the descriptions of the settings, all of it swept me away.
I learned so much about pre-Darwinian thinking and controversy and in a setting of dark romantic Parisian history. Beautiful writing...