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Beauty

A Novel

Tepper, Sheri S.

(Book - 1991)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Beauty
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With thenbsp;nbsp;critically acclaimed novels The Gate Tonbsp;nbsp;Women's Country, Raising The Stones , and thenbsp;nbsp;Hugo-nominated Grass , Sherinbsp;nbsp;Tepper has established herself as one of the majornbsp;nbsp;science fiction writers of out Time. Innbsp;nbsp; Beauty , she broadens her territory evennbsp;nbsp;further, with a novel that evokes all the richness ofnbsp;nbsp;fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspringnbsp;nbsp;of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty,"nbsp;nbsp;Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope andnbsp;nbsp;despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdropnbsp;nbsp;both enchanted and frightening, the story beginsnbsp;nbsp;with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a youngnbsp;nbsp;woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday.nbsp;nbsp;Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soonnbsp;nbsp;finds herself embarked on an adventure of vastnbsp;nbsp;consequences. For it becomes clear that thenbsp;nbsp;enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place notnbsp;nbsp;unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved beforenbsp;nbsp;it is too late. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0385419406
0385419392
Branch Call Number: FICTION TEPPER
Characteristics: 412 p. ;,22 cm

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While her household falls into an enchanted sleep, Beauty undertakes a journey across the leagues of time to the modern world, a disturbing dystopia, and beyond into an imaginary universe.


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Jan 17, 2011
  • GT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story, plus several others.

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In an effort to defeat the Dark Lord, the good faires Caraboose and Israfel conceal a mysterious object within the body of the half-fairy, half-human Beauty. Beauty's adventures starting in 14th century England are the source of many well known fairy tales.

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