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ISBN13: 9780156001946
ISBN10: 0156001942
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

This is a book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love, and justice, and yet you can lose yourself in it as if it were a dream. You will be transported to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented winters.

One night, Peter Lake — orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-storey man — attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying.

Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven "to stop time and bring back the dead." His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beset by winter, is a truly beautiful and extraordinary story.

A best-seller in both its hardcover and paperback editions, Winter's Tale "stretches the boundary of contemporary literature. It is a gifted writer's love affair with the language" (Newsday).

Review:

"One of our most talented writers....Helprin creates tableaux of such beauty and clarity that the inner eye is stunned." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Breathtaking....Helprin is a splendid major talent...funnier and shrewder than Thomas Wolfe and much more accurate in his poetic exuberance." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Is it not astonishing that a work so rooted in fantasy, filled with narrative high jinks and comic flights, stands forth centrally as a moral discourse?...I find myself nervous...about failing the work, inadequately displaying its brilliance." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Helprin [has a] dauntless virtuosity with language....[There is] unquestionable genius in [this] book...one cannot fail to be transfixed by the utter exuberance of Helprin's imagination." Saturday Review

Review:

"A dazzling modern fairytale by a storyteller of seemingly effortless and artless grace." Joyce Carol Oates

Review:

"A wild, abundant, generous book...part mad invention, and...worth the trip." Anne Tyler

Synopsis:

A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. This novel is "a gifted writer's love affair with the language" (Newsday).

About the Author

Mark Helprin is also the author of A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Ellis Island and Other Stories, A Soldier of the Great War, and Memoir from Antproof Case.

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Tiki, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Tiki)
This is my favorite book of all time, so far.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156001946
Author:
Helprin, Mark
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Reincarnation
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Burglars
Subject:
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Subject:
Upper West Side
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
March 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 688 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156001946 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of our most talented writers....Helprin creates tableaux of such beauty and clarity that the inner eye is stunned."
"Review" by , "Breathtaking....Helprin is a splendid major talent...funnier and shrewder than Thomas Wolfe and much more accurate in his poetic exuberance."
"Review" by , "Is it not astonishing that a work so rooted in fantasy, filled with narrative high jinks and comic flights, stands forth centrally as a moral discourse?...I find myself nervous...about failing the work, inadequately displaying its brilliance."
"Review" by , "Helprin [has a] dauntless virtuosity with language....[There is] unquestionable genius in [this] book...one cannot fail to be transfixed by the utter exuberance of Helprin's imagination."
"Review" by , "A dazzling modern fairytale by a storyteller of seemingly effortless and artless grace."
"Review" by , "A wild, abundant, generous book...part mad invention, and...worth the trip."
"Synopsis" by , A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. This novel is "a gifted writer's love affair with the language" (Newsday).
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