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< I>A Great and Terrible Beauty< /I> is a curl-up-under-the-covers kind of book . . . a vast canvas of rustling skirts and dancing shadows and things that go bump in the night. It's a vividly drawn portrait of the Victorian age, a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, when girls were groomed for lives as rich men's wives . . . and the story of a girl who saw another way.

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It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls--and their foray into the spiritual world--lead to?

"From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786265046
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Bray, Libba
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Magic
Edition Description:
Lte
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Literacy Bridge
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
507
Dimensions:
8.72x5.72x1.15 in. 1.42 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 507 pages Thorndike Press - English 9780786265046 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls--and their foray into the spiritual world--lead to?

"From the Hardcover edition.

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