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Winter's Tale

Author: Mark Helprin
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One winter night, Peter Lake--master mechanic and second-story 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 simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Romance fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0544320425 9780544320420 0156001942 9780156001946 9780156031196 0156031191 9780151972036 0151972036
OCLC Number: 858358625
Description: 748 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The city. --
A white horse escapes --
The ferry burns in morning cold --
Pearly Soames --
Peter Lake hangs from a star --
Beverly --
A goddess in the bath --
On the marsh --
Lake of the Coheeries --
The hospital in Printing House Square --
Aceldama --
II. Four gates to the city. --
Four gates to the city --
Lake of the Coheeries --
In the drifts --
A new life --
Hell gate --
III. The Sun ... and The Ghost. --
Nothing is random --
Peter Lake returns --
The Sun ... --
... and The Ghost --
An early summer dinner at Petipas --
The machine age --
IV. A golden age. --
A very short history of the clouds --
Battery bridge --
White horse and dark horse --
The white dog of Afghanistan --
Abysmillard redux --
Ex machina --
For the soldiers and sailors of Chelsea --
The city alight --
A golden age --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Mark Helprin.

Abstract:

When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter  Read more...

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