Winter's Tale (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 20, 1983 - Fiction - 688 pages
93 Reviews
Now a major motion picture   A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. “This novel...is a gifted writer’s love affair with the language” (Newsday).
  

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Great book with beautiful verbal imagery. - Overstock.com
The plot, however, was inconsistent in its pacing. - Goodreads
His writing is positively enchanting. - Goodreads
However, for me the ending fell flat. - Goodreads
Let me backtrack and say I love Helprin's writing. - Goodreads
I think it's because I was too anxious for an ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Will Byrnes - Goodreads

The last thing Mrs. Gamely said to her daughter was, “Remember, what we are trying to do in this life is to shatter time and bring back the dead.” Winter's Tale is a BIG book. I refer not only to its ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I don't know what to think or say about this book. I started it over three times and every time I lost interest, lost track of what was going on, and I finally decided life was too short. Winter's ... Read full review

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Contents

I THE CITY
II FOUR GATES TO THE CITY
III THE SUN AND THE GHOST
IV A GOLDEN AGE
EPILOGUE
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

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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