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Beauty : a novel

Author: Sheri S Tepper
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992, ©1991.
Series: Spectra special editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The diary of a half-mortal, half-fairy fifteen-year-old girl named Beauty, written in 1347, describes the magical and frightening course of her life, in this retelling of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantastic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheri S Tepper
ISBN: 0553295276 9780553295276
OCLC Number: 25514787
Notes: "A Bantam spectra book"--Title page verso.
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, ©1991.
Description: 463 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Spectra special editions
Responsibility: by Sheri S. Tepper.

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The diary of a half-mortal, half-fairy fifteen-year-old girl named Beauty, written in 1347, describes the magical and frightening course of her life, in this retelling of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." 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.

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