Book Reviews of Malafrena

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9780425046470
ISBN-10: 0425046478
Publication Date: 9/1/1980
Pages: 343
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
NOT sci-fi or fantasy. Blurred historical fiction. Kind of a Jane Austin meets Fyodor Dostoyevsky - but a lighter read than either.
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Helpful Score: 1
An absorbing tale about freedom and personal choices, written with Le Guin's usual beautiful prose and perceptive characterization. A portrayal of post-Napoleonic Europe and the revolutionary stirrings of the 1820s and 1830s--a good history lesson even though the country of Orsinia never existed.