Beauty

Beauty

A Novel

Book - 1991
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Random House, Inc.
With the  critically acclaimed novels The Gate To  Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the  Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri  Tepper has established herself as one of the major  science fiction writers of out Time. In  Beauty, she broadens her territory even  further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of  fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring  of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty,"  Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and  despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop  both enchanted and frightening, the story begins  with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young  woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday.  Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon  finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast  consequences. For it becomes clear that the  enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place not  unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved before  it is too late.


From the Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Exploring a fundamental truth of being human, this recasting of the tale of Sleeping Beauty offers an allegorical look at the importance of saving the Earth and preserving beauty

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385419406
0385419406
9780385419390
0385419392
Branch Call Number: TEP
Characteristics: 412 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jan 17, 2011

Interesting re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty story, plus several others.

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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

In an effort to defeat the Dark Lord, the good faires Caraboose and Israfel conceal a mysterious object within the body of the half-fairy, half-human Beauty. Beauty's adventures starting in 14th century England are the source of many well known fairy tales.

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