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Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
Author: Mark Helprin
A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. “This a gifted writer’s love affair with the l...  more
ISBN-13: 9780156001946
ISBN-10: 0156001942
Publication Date: 3/10/1995
Pages: 688
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
The language used to tell this story is wonderfully descriptive, at times philosophical about the nature of time, human nature, and the mechanics of global give-and-take. Not quite historical fiction, not quite fantasy fiction, not quite science fiction, this story is a mix of all three. I would definitely read this book again, because the story is a good one, though the plot can be a bit choppy.
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Helpful Score: 3
I think Nelda P. had it exactly right with the word "ethereal." Beautiful, dreamlike book that weaves an interesting story. Fantastical in a lot of things (hence the "dreamlike" description), but while I usually dislike that, I didn't mind it in this book -- it fits. Gorgeous prose and imagery. I read this book several years ago & still remember things from it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of the most magical, lovely books I have ever read. I never wanted it to end. Helprin's writing, his words, left me breathless.
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Helpful Score: 1
Gorgeous writing! Helprin seems to know everything about everything, and his descriptions are like little gems.
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A love affair between an Irish burglar and an upper middle class young woman. Beautiful prose transports you to an ethereal New York City.
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Wow what a tale. I almost quit reading this after the first 50 pages but decided to hang in there. The story was interesting, Peter Lake a great main strong character. It reminded me of a Stephen King book and I have always enjoyed his books so kept reading. Story was good but found myself skipping over a lot of the details that were hard to follow but was still able to get the gist of the main story. Was a long book too...
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I loved this book and have read it twice so far. Wonderful fantasy of New York that made me see it with different eyes. I find myself in Grand Central Terminal, looking up at the celestial ceiling, trying to find the little window.