Beauty: A Novel by Sheri S. TepperBeauty: A Novel by Sheri S. Tepper

Beauty: A Novel

bySheri S. Tepper

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 1992

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With the  critically acclaimed novels The Gate To  Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the  Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri  Tepper has established herself as one of the major  science fiction writers of out Time. In  Beauty, she broadens her territory even  further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of  fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring  of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty,"  Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and  despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop  both enchanted and frightening, the story begins  with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young  woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday.  Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon  finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast  consequences. For it becomes clear that the  enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place not  unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved before  it is too late.
Sheri S. Tepper (1929–2016) is the award-winning author of A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, Beauty, Raising the Stones, Grass, The Gate to Women's Country, After Long Silence, and Shadow's End. Grass was a New York Times Notable Book and Hugo Award nominee, and Beauty was voted Best Fantasy Novel by the readers of Locus magazine.
Title:Beauty: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553295276

ISBN - 13:9780553295276

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book This was one of the most gorgeous books I've ever read. Really, absolutely superb. Not only Sleeping Beauty but many other fairy tales are woven into this tale. It is really a look at the "end of faery" but also shows how delicate our world is.
Date published: 1999-12-10

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One of the most popular and provocative new voices in speculative fiction has transformed the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty into a wry look at the real world. Captured by time-travellers just as she is about to fall asleep, Beauty winds up a 90's co-ed and discovers that despite technological changes, beauty is destroyed everywhere

Editorial Reviews

"Tepper is a  wise and compassionate narrator, and when it comes  to spinning a yarn that you don't ever want to  stop reading, there are few better spinners than  she."--The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science  Fiction

"Magnificent. . .This adult fairly tale  entertains and delivers a message in the best  tradition of the fantasy classics."--The  Denver Post.