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The Gap of Time - Jeanette Winterson
The Gap of Time
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One of Shakespeare's final plays, "The Winter's Tale" is the spellbinding story of newfound love, treacherous jealousy, revenge, regret, and ultimately, redemption. Beloved and award-winning author Jeanette Winterson will introduce this classic in a new and unique way, in the first installment of... show more
One of Shakespeare's final plays, "The Winter's Tale" is the spellbinding story of newfound love, treacherous jealousy, revenge, regret, and ultimately, redemption. Beloved and award-winning author Jeanette Winterson will introduce this classic in a new and unique way, in the first installment of Hogarth's historic Shakespeare series.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804141352 (0804141355)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare (#1)
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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman rated it
4.0 The Gap of Time
The Gap of Time is Jeannette Winterson’s retelling (“cover version” in her words) of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. She says stories have only three possible endings: tragedy, comedy, or forgiveness (“Happily Ever After is just a coda to one of these endings,” according to Winterson). In this ve...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
I should note that Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale has never been a favorite. I've always wanted Leo to die. Yeah, I know it's about forgiveness, but still.So, this is okay. There are parts of that are wonderful. Like where Leo is watching MiMi and co via webcam. His reaction is nothing but an attac...
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
4.0 The Gap of Time
This was a charming reworking of Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale." Some points surprised me, at first striking me as a bit more twisted than Shakespeare...but oh yeah, we're talking about Shakespeare, who didn't give a damn about political correctness and loved pulling out all the dark, twisted depth...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.5 The Gap of Time / Jeannette Winterson
The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's “late plays”. It tells the story of Leontes, King of Sicily, whose insane jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter, Perdita, from the kingdom and then the death of his beautiful wife, Hermione. Perdita is brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemi...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
3.0 The Gap of Time
This was a fun and quick read but a little cheesy at points. Full review forthcoming.
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