Ariel

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HarperCollins, Sep 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
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Ariel is beautiful and magical, a creator of dreams and of mischief.

Sprung from the mind of a dazed sailor shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle, she rules half of her enchanted isle, dreaming of the savior from the east who will help her conquer all. When Prospero, a lost mariner, appears on the beach, his young daughter, Miranda, in tow, Ariel entices him with her visions of conquest. Together, she promises, they will defeat the mysterious tribe whose drums beat beyond the island's rain forest. The homesick Prospero struggles to resist Ariel's charms, but he almost falls under her spell when Miranda falls in love with their servant, the island boy Caliban. Ariel wants to march west, Prospero wants to sail east, and daughter Miranda wants to play on the beach with her boyfriend. Their clash comes to a head when Ariel, summoning her full powers, creates a cataclysmic storm that will change their lives and the island forever.

Shakespeare scholar Grace Tiffany looks at the dark side of Shakespeare's The Tempest, investing a female Ariel with tremendous strength. The Tempest takes on new meaning for new readers, as Tiffany explores the imagination's power to transform grief into dangerous dreams.

  

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Review: Ariel

User Review  - Littlelexi - Goodreads

I loved this book. I also really love main character conflics, where you're not sure what to feel towards them. i love fantasy books like this one i love small... magic books But over all, the plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandy Emerson - Goodreads

This book was weird right from the start. It reminded me of a Disney cartoon on Acid. I know there was supposed to be some message to the story but it just wasn't executed well. Read full review

Contents

Prologue She Begins
1
The Barrier
11
The Woman
18
The Coming of Caliban
26
The Curse
36
The Lie
44
The Temptation
56
The Betrayal
65
The Promise
117
The Sin
130
The Tempest
143
Revenge
162
Prospero Wakes
184
The Ruse
195
The Reunion
206
Five Farewells
219

From the East
74
The Breaking of the Curse
93
Dreams of Empire
106
Epilogue He Comes
229
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About the author (2005)

Grace Tiffany has taught Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame, Fordham University, the University of New Orleans, and Western Michigan University, where she is now a professor. Her articles have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly, Comparative Drama, Renaissance Quarterly, and many other literary journals. She has authored two scholarly books on Shakespeare, Jonson, and other Renaissance writers. Her novel Ariel, based on The Tempest, was listed as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

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