Winter's Tale

byMark Helprin

Paperback | May 16, 2005

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
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Now a major motion picture
New York Times bestseller
Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere alive in the novel . . . Not for some time have I read a work as funny, thoughtful, passionate or large-souled . . . I find myself nervous, to a degree I don't recall in my past as a reviewer, about failing the work, inadequately displaying its brilliance." - Benjamin DeMott, New York Times Book Review
Mark Helprin's masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake - master mechanic and second-storey man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simpleand uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
"He creates tableaux of such beauty and clarity that the inner eye is stunned." - Publishers Weekly
"This novel stretches the boundaries of contemporary literature. It is a gifted writer's love affair with the language." - Newsday "
MARK HELPRIN is the acclaimed author of Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are read around the world, translated into over twenty languages.
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Title:Winter's TaleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:768 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.76 inShipping dimensions:768 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.76 inPublished:May 16, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0156031191

ISBN - 13:9780156031196

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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