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ISBN13: 9781402200441
ISBN10: 1402200447
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Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent

- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel.

Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.

* Sold 130,000 hardcover and 600,000 mass paperback

* New York Times bestseller for five consecutive months

* A former Book of the Month Club Main Selection

PRAISE FOR THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY:

A completely involving story...power, greed, family conflict, burning ambition and passion kindle the plot. Readers will be captivated

- Publishers Weekly

Fast-paced and fun to read

- Glamour

Engaging, elegant, chock full of sex and gossip.

- Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

"Stylishly wicked, smartly written and unabashedly bold."

Synopsis:

Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion. Like no other work, "Through a Glass Darkly" is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.

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dragonladyjan, December 24, 2008 (view all comments by dragonladyjan)
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I just finished reading this book-- could not put it down.. I've just seen that its a series and am looking for the name of the book(s) following this. Please can someone help me. smiles.. thanks
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Misfit, June 23, 2007 (view all comments by Misfit)
Why was this perfection never put to film? This story would have been perfect for the old Masterpiece Theatre series on PBS, I can't believe it was never done. I'd give this one ten stars if I could. While it's not quite Gone with the Wind or The Far Pavilions, it's pretty darn close. This is not an "action packed" story, meaning no battles, swords fights, etc. The action is this book is the story of an amazing family, their relationships with themselves and others and most specifically about the maturation of Barbara Alderly, the main character.

The story moves quickly, and we go from the courts of George I to the very risque French courts. While the upper class was very debauched in those times, the sex scenes are not described in great detail. All of the characters are beautifully brought to life (including the cat! LOL), and the author has a wonderful way of showing us the innermost thoughts of all. You will laugh, love, cry and cry some more. Punches are not pulled, people stank, teeth rotted and small pox could wipe out an entire family.

I loved the old Duchess and her cat, Tony's maturation from a chubby teenager to competent and steadfast adult (I so wanted him and Barbara to get together!) Maybe next book. The scheming Diana was a joy to watch, I HATED Phillipe, loved the two elderly aunts (especially after reading of them as young beautiful women in Dark Angels), even the minor characters were a joy to behold and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. LOL, the scene where the old Duchess came to London to rescue Barbara from her scheming mother and aunt -- I will never forget that one.

Every moment and character are to be savored, like a box of fine chocolate or a rich red wine. Highly recommended, and this is a book I will read again and again and again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402200441
Author:
Koen, Karleen
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.16x5.98x1.34 in. 1.67 lbs.

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Product details 768 pages Sourcebooks Landmark - English 9781402200441 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Stylishly wicked, smartly written and unabashedly bold."
"Synopsis" by , Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion. Like no other work, "Through a Glass Darkly" is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.
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