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Beauty

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By Sheri S. Tepper

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Format: Paperback / softback, 496 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 31 December 1992
"Magnificent. . .This adult fairly tale entertains and delivers a message in the best tradition of the fantasy classics."-- "The Denver Post."

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.

"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"

About the Author

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.

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"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. "Tepper is awise and compassionate narrator, and when it comesto spinning a yarn that you don't ever want tostop reading, there are few better spinners thanshe."--The Magazine Of Fantasy & ScienceFiction "Magnificent. . .This adult fairly taleentertains and delivers a message in the besttradition of the fantasy classics."--TheDenver Post."

EAN: 9780553295276
ISBN: 0553295276
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Dimensions: 17.53 x 10.67 x 2.87 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Michael on
 
Beauty; Sheri S Tepper Science Fiction

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.

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"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".

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Nicola on
 
If you expect this to be like sleeping beauty you will be disappointed. Tepper is a great story teller and this is an interesting version. more like beauty meets summer and faeries. A well turned tale but it wasn't to my liking as near the end you just wish it to finish instead of going through more different worlds. but I must say she does have a great imagination.

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