Winter's Tale

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 20, 1983 - Fiction - 688 pages
82 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
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  - Denae - Goodreads

I would love to give Winter's Tale 5 stars, but ultimately there was something lacking in the story for me. The book is beautiful and rich, with absolutely stunning descriptions of both light and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

I should have written this review right after I read this book rather than waiting long enough for all kinds of thoughts to leak out my ears. But honestly, the plot is so complex and winding that I ... 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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