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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories - Susanna Clarke, Charles Vess
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
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From the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, an enchanting collection of stories. Set in versions of England that bear an uncanny resemblance to the world of Strange and Norrell, these stories are brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy... show more
From the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, an enchanting collection of stories. Set in versions of England that bear an uncanny resemblance to the world of Strange and Norrell, these stories are brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time in embroidering terrible fates, endless paths in deep, dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice. Their heroines and heroes include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, Mary, Queen of Scots, Jonathan Strange, and the Raven King himself. The Ladies of Grace Adieu is the perfect introduction to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596913837 (1596913835)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Simply magical (I'm not sorry)
Firstly, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Short Stories was written while Susanna Clarke was still working on Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which I just found out took her 10 years to complete...so I guess I won't hold my breath on her next novel. Secondly, this was a great short story compilat...
buchflimmern
buchflimmern rated it
3.5
Ich verstehe es selber nicht ganz, aber ich brauchte zwei Geschichten, um erst in diesem kleinen Buch anzukommen. Außerdem konnte ich feststellen, dass der Austen-Tonfall einfach besser für lange Geschichten geeignet ist. Trotzdem hat mir der Band gefallen und erneut den Wunsch auf mehr Clarke gew...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 The Ladies of Grace Adieu
I really enjoyed reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell as it was once of the books that surprised me in 2012. So, it was clear I wanted to read this book as well. I had actually been hoping on a full length sequel that could bring back the fantastic atmosphere from the book, but as that is not possi...
Lobo
Lobo rated it
2.0 Búcsúbáj hölgyei és más történetek
http://olvasonaplo.freeblog.hu/archives/2008/09/18/Susanna_Clark_Bucsubaj_holgyei_-_es_mas_tortenetek/
A Realm Beyond Clouds
A Realm Beyond Clouds rated it
4.0
Clarke didn't disappoint me in these short stories. Her writing style, surprisingly, varied in each story which make me admired how adept in writing she is. Each story, not only aid more depth in the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, very fascinating to read, some very funny! However, there...
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