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ISBN13: 9780062200396
ISBN10: 0062200399
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Among the wondrous, beautiful, and strange literary offspring conceived by Sandman creator, multi-award winner, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anasi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book), his magical 1997 fantasy novel, Stardust, remains a top favorite.

An enchanting adult fairy tale about a young man who travels beyond the boundaries of his small village to find a fallen star and win the heart of the woman he loves — the basis for the hit motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Claire Danes, and Robert DeNiro — Gaiman's glorious fable is now available in a special keepsake edition. Here is a gift of Stardust — beautifully packaged, with a special new introduction by the author — that every Neil Gaiman devotee will want to receive.

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“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.” Chicago Tribune

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“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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“Thrilling...Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.” Dallas Morning News

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“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure...a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.” Detroit Free Press

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“A wonderful novel....A pleasure to read.” Denver Post

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“Eminently readable — a charming piece of work.” Washington Post Book World

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“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.” Booklist

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“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year's Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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“Beautiful, memorable....A book full of marvels.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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“His finest work yet....Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.” Grand Rapids Press

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“Marvelous adventures...magical and fun.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

This special gift edition will be beautifully packaged in a smaller trim size with a one-piece fine cloth case, a gold-stamped cover, and a whimsical interior design, featuring a frontispiece illustration and line chapter opener ornamentation by noted artist Charles Vess. It will also contain an introductory note by Neil Gaiman.

Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie... and the most exhilarating adventure of the young man's life.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dark and miraculous — a quest for true love and the utterly impossible.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults. He has won many major awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, and his New York Times bestselling novel The Graveyard Book is the only work ever to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals. His books for readers of all ages include the bestselling Coraline, also an Academy Award-nominated film; Fortunately, the Milk; Odd and the Frost Giants; and The Wolves in the Walls. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

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Joel Karpowitz, November 18, 2013 (view all comments by Joel Karpowitz)
Set in the mid nineteenth century, the tale of Tristan Thorn, a young man who leaves his hometown of Wall and passes into the land of Faerie to retrieve a fallen star for the woman he loves, is exactly the kind of story I think I would read aloud to my children (though there is, I believe, one word that might need censoring for the young) if I had them. It's got villains who are scary, but not nightmare inducing, heroes who are common, and therefore somewhat relatable, and both male and female characters worth looking up to. If nothing else, it's the kind of book I can imagine reading aloud with my wife, because we do that sort of thing sometimes.

Stardust is a sort of sweet and slightly more modern version of something like Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan, and I think that's exactly what Gaiman is going for. It's funny, it's full of magic, it's heartfelt. It may not have the dark edge that Gaiman's more adult work has, but that's not really the point. It's a love story, at its heart, but it has the same sort of cleverness that Gaiman is known for. It's a frothy bit of nothing that feels like an old friend by the time you close its cover.

And that's a pretty great accomplishment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062200396
Subtitle:
The Gift Edition
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 22.8 oz

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Product details 304 pages William Morrow - English 9780062200396 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
"Review" by , “Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
"Review" by , “Thrilling...Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
"Review" by , “[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure...a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
"Review" by , “A wonderful novel....A pleasure to read.”
"Review" by , “Eminently readable — a charming piece of work.”
"Review" by , “Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
"Review" by , “The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year's Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
"Review" by , “Beautiful, memorable....A book full of marvels.”
"Review" by , “His finest work yet....Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
"Review" by , “Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
"Review" by , “Marvelous adventures...magical and fun.”
"Synopsis" by , This special gift edition will be beautifully packaged in a smaller trim size with a one-piece fine cloth case, a gold-stamped cover, and a whimsical interior design, featuring a frontispiece illustration and line chapter opener ornamentation by noted artist Charles Vess. It will also contain an introductory note by Neil Gaiman.

Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester — even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie... and the most exhilarating adventure of the young man's life.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dark and miraculous — a quest for true love and the utterly impossible.

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