Winter's Tale (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Mark Helprin Paperback Book


Rent Winter's Tale (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Author: Mark Helprin

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Published: Jun 2005

Genre: Fiction - General

Retail Price: $15.99

Pages: 768


Mark Helprin's masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

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BookLender review by PATRICIA on 2014-05-24 09:19:38

Read enough reviews to decide plowing my way through 700 plus pages would be a huge c****. Thats not why I read. Too much good stuff out there to waste my time. Glad I rented rather than buying this monster. Think Ill just return it unread.