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    DescriptionArthur Kingsley Porter (1883-1933) - renowned American, Harvard professor, and owner of Glenveagh Castle - vanished in 1933 from Ireland's Inishbofin Island, Co. Donegal. No trace of the professor was ever found. Over the decades, stories of Porter's disappearance turned into legend. A strong swimmer and always fond of the outdoors, was it likely that he had been drowned by misadventure? Was foul play involved? Perhaps Porter took off alone to pursue new adventures, since he possessed every asset that most mortals can only dream of. Or, was there a dark secret that led the enigmatic professor to jump from the rocks on that fateful morning? The truth about the secret inner world of Arthur Kingsley Porter has only recently been revealed. As a historical thriller set in Ireland, America, and Europe in the 1920s and 30s, Glenveagh Mystery: The Life, Work and Disappearance of Arthur Kingsley Porter conjures up the world of Irish cultural and rural life. It examines Porter's friendship with the literary figure AE and Irish society luminaries, and it celebrates the raw beauty of Ireland's Glenveagh and Donegal. Compellingly written, the book is a suspenseful and genuinely gripping piece of research about a Gatsby-like figure, guaranteed to have a unique appeal. "...has all the elements of a gothic mystery novel: a multimillionaire Harvard Professor, a castle on a desolate island, and a salacious family drama". Ola Topczewska, The Harvard Crimson, November 12, 2012


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    Title
    Glenveagh Mystery
    Subtitle
    The Life, Work and Disappearance of Arthur Kingsley Porter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucy Costigan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908928108
    ISBN 10: 1908928107
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.6930822092
    DC23: 941.6930822092
    LC classification: N7483.P68 C67 2013
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Merrion
    Imprint name
    Merrion
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Dublin 4