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Publisher Comments:

Mark Helprin's legions of devoted readers cherish his timeless novels and short stories, which are uplifting in their conviction of the goodness and resilience of the human spirit. Freddy and Fredericka — a brilliantly refashioned fairy tale and a magnificently funny farce — only seems like a radical departure of form, for behind the laughter, Helprin speaks of leaps of faith and second chances, courage and the primacy of love. Helprin's latest work, an extraordinarily funny allegory about a most peculiar British royal family, is immensely mocking of contemporary monarchy and yet deeply sympathetic to the individuals caught in its lonely absurdities.

Review:

"With a pitch-perfect sense of the absurd...he has produced a delightful romp of a book." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"Freddy and Fredericka recalls American journeys of self-discovery by Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac....I promise you, this will be one of the fastest...novels you'll ever read." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"A rollicking, heartwarming examination of the state of the nation....Working his own magic, Helprin transforms the thinly veiled satire of the monarchy into a quirky love song to the colonies." People

Review:

"[Helprin] frequently astounds with the freshness of voice and the oddly soaring majesty of this admittedly silly and inconsequential fable." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] full-out farce and a fable of epic proportions....While Helprin often succumbs to cheap-shot lampooning humor, his prose never flags; there is a regal quality to his writing in anything that he undertakes. Still, the novel is a disappointment." Library Journal

Review:

"[T]his intermittently verbose yet irresistibly mischievous fable draws freely on Don Quixote, Mark Twain, Monty Python, and Jerzy Kosinski's Being There, yet is in the end pure Helprin in its narrative agility and celebration of nature's glory and human kindness, courage, and love." Booklist

Synopsis:

“With a pitch-perfect sense of the absurd . . . he has produced a delightful romp of a book”

—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Freddy and Fredericka recalls American journeys of self-discovery by Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac. . . . I promise you, this will be one of the fastest . . . novels yo‛ll ever read”

Los Angeles Times

“A rollicking, heartwarming examination of the state of the nation . . . Working his own magic, Helprin transforms the thinly veiled satire of the monarchy into a quirky love song to the colonies”

People

About the Author

Educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, Mark Helprin served in the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy. He is the author of A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Refiner's Fire, Ellis Island and Other Stories, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, and The Pacific and Other Stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037255
Author:
Helprin, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.12x5.66x1.25 in. 1.14 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 576 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143037255 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With a pitch-perfect sense of the absurd...he has produced a delightful romp of a book."
"Review" by , "Freddy and Fredericka recalls American journeys of self-discovery by Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac....I promise you, this will be one of the fastest...novels you'll ever read."
"Review" by , "A rollicking, heartwarming examination of the state of the nation....Working his own magic, Helprin transforms the thinly veiled satire of the monarchy into a quirky love song to the colonies."
"Review" by , "[Helprin] frequently astounds with the freshness of voice and the oddly soaring majesty of this admittedly silly and inconsequential fable."
"Review" by , "[A] full-out farce and a fable of epic proportions....While Helprin often succumbs to cheap-shot lampooning humor, his prose never flags; there is a regal quality to his writing in anything that he undertakes. Still, the novel is a disappointment."
"Review" by , "[T]his intermittently verbose yet irresistibly mischievous fable draws freely on Don Quixote, Mark Twain, Monty Python, and Jerzy Kosinski's Being There, yet is in the end pure Helprin in its narrative agility and celebration of nature's glory and human kindness, courage, and love."
"Synopsis" by , “With a pitch-perfect sense of the absurd . . . he has produced a delightful romp of a book”

—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Freddy and Fredericka recalls American journeys of self-discovery by Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac. . . . I promise you, this will be one of the fastest . . . novels yo‛ll ever read”

Los Angeles Times

“A rollicking, heartwarming examination of the state of the nation . . . Working his own magic, Helprin transforms the thinly veiled satire of the monarchy into a quirky love song to the colonies”

People

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