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Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales - Holly Black, Kelley Armstrong, Rick Yancey, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Ryan, Saladin Ahmed, Melissa Marr, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Tim Pratt, Gene Wolfe, Garth Nix, Charles Vess
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
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The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite... show more
The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and reassemble them for a new generation of readers. Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author's unique perception and innovative style. Today's most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild the twelve timeless stories:Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Saladin AhmedW. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw" - Kelley ArmstrongJoseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" - Holly Black"Sleeping Beauty" - Neil GaimanThe Brothers Grimm's "Rumpelstiltskin" - Kami GarciaKate Chopin's The Awakening - Melissa MarrRudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King" - Garth NixHenry James's "The Jolly Corner" - Tim PrattE. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops" - Carrie RyanHorace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto - Margaret StohlWilliam Seabrook's "The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban" - Gene WolfeNathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark" - Rick YanceyAnd six illustrations by Charles Vess
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316212946 (0316212946)
ASIN: 316212946
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
3.0 Rags & Bones - eds. Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
Rags & Bones is billed as a book of "New Twists on Timeless Tales", which, silly me, I thought would mean a book of fairytale retellings. (I love fairytale retellings, especially because I'm on a Once Upon A Time kick at the moment.) Although there are a couple of fairytales covered - "Sleeping Beau...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
3.5 hit and miss
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
4.0 Rags & Bones
I haven’t had the best of experiences when it comes to short story anthologies, mostly because I was always forcing myself to get through it. As much as I couldn’t wait to read “Rags and Bones” a part of me was afraid at the same time of what kind of reading experience I would have. I am very happy ...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
2.0 Rags and Bones
Overall, this collection of short-stories was a monumental disappointment. I've realized that mostly everything slapped with the label "dark" is not to my liking. In this case it's because if you're going to make it dark and depressing or scary as hell, at least make me care about your characters or...
The Flutterby Room
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3.0 Review: Rags & Bones
RAGS & BONES is a collection of short stories that are retellings of works which mean something to the author. The collection contains re-imaginings of fairy tales as well as stories inspired by works of literature like Kipling’s THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING or Spenser’s THE FAERIE QUEENE. Each contrib...
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