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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.”
—Boston Sunday Globe

 

Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguires Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barries Peter Pan, Charles Dickenss A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as “one of contemporary fictions most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).

Synopsis:

In this third novel by the acclaimed bestselling author of "Wicked" and "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, " famed children's book author Winifred Rudge travels to London to research a book about a woman who is being haunted by Jack the Ripper. Line drawings. Print features.

Synopsis:

Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens's childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades—some from her family's peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.

In the spirit of A. S. Byatt's Possession, with dark echoing overtones of A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture its readers.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art and culture at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the DeCordova Museum as well as at conferences around the world. An occasional reviewer for the "New York Times Book Review", he lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts, and in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060988647
Author:
Maguire, Gregory
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Gregory Maguire
Author:
Marr, Melissa
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
London
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 161
Publication Date:
September 17, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.28x6.16x.99 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages ReganBooks - English 9780060988647 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this third novel by the acclaimed bestselling author of "Wicked" and "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, " famed children's book author Winifred Rudge travels to London to research a book about a woman who is being haunted by Jack the Ripper. Line drawings. Print features.

"Synopsis" by , Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens's childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades—some from her family's peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.

In the spirit of A. S. Byatt's Possession, with dark echoing overtones of A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture its readers.

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