A Novel

eBook - 1992 | Bantam ed
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The diary of a half-mortal, half-fairy fifteen-year-old girl named Beauty, written in 1347, describes the magical and frightening course of her life, in this retelling of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." With the critically acclaimed novels The Gate To Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri Tepper has established herself as one of the major science fiction writers of out Time. In Beauty, she broadens her territory even further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast consequences. For it becomes clear that the enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place not unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved before it is too late.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992, c1991
Edition: Bantam ed
ISBN: 9780307571939
Branch Call Number: Downloadable eBook
Characteristics: 398 p


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Jan 17, 2011

Interesting re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story, plus several others.


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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

In an effort to defeat the Dark Lord, the good faires Caraboose and Israfel conceal a mysterious object within the body of the half-fairy, half-human Beauty. Beauty's adventures starting in 14th century England are the source of many well known fairy tales.


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