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Licht

Brilliance

Published by Diogenes as Licht
English Title: Brilliance

Two star-studded Hollywood movie productions about Thomas Edison are in preparation, one starring Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl), the other one Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Salt and Fire).

A spark of genius, a Faustian pact, two destinies: Thomas Edison and his banker J.P. Morgan.

Two geniuses in a historical thriller on money, corruption and murder.

Brilliance is the story of two very different men who together were destined to change the world.

One of them brought light into the dark, while the other was a financial genius. But whereas J. P. Morgan left the relationship as the richest man in the world, Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, allowed himself to be seduced by the sparkling world of his business partner and not only risked his creative powers but also the well-being of his soul.


General Fiction
368 pages
2017

978-3-257-06994-5

World rights are handled by Diogenes
except English rights

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»You can be sure that Brilliance will appear at a screen near you. In the meantime, read.«

E&T Magazine, London

»Set against a backdrop of the eccentric Edison and his strange diets and marriages. [...] It leaves you wondering what is fact and what is fiction.«

The Regency Magazine, Brighton

»A great novel. The story about light becomes a parable on the dark sides of progress. Strong stuff.«

Wolfgang Schütz / Augsburger Allgemeine

»Anthony McCarten’s Brilliance becomes a cautionary tale about a chapter of human history as glorious as it was repellent.«

Rolf App / St. Galler Tagblatt

»An engrossing history lesson.«

Heinz Sichrovsky / News, Vienna

»Time and time again McCarten proves himself to be an accomplished master of suspense, positioning characters in ways that let large conflicts break out in small ways.«

Hans von Trotha / Deutschlandradio Kultur, Cologne

»You can be sure that Brilliance will appear at a screen near you. In the meantime, read.«

E&T Magazine, London

»Set against a backdrop of the eccentric Edison and his strange diets and marriages. [...] It leaves you wondering what is fact and what is fiction.«

The Regency Magazine, Brighton

»A great novel. The story about light becomes a parable on the dark sides of progress. Strong stuff.«

Wolfgang Schütz / Augsburger Allgemeine

»Anthony McCarten’s Brilliance becomes a cautionary tale about a chapter of human history as glorious as it was repellent.«

Rolf App / St. Galler Tagblatt

»An engrossing history lesson.«

Heinz Sichrovsky / News, Vienna

»Time and time again McCarten proves himself to be an accomplished master of suspense, positioning characters in ways that let large conflicts break out in small ways.«

Hans von Trotha / Deutschlandradio Kultur, Cologne
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