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ISBN: 0786265043 / ISBN-13: 9780786265046

A Great and Terrible Beauty

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It's 1895, and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding ... Show synopsis

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  • A Great and Terrible Beauty (Thorndike Press) – Hardcover (2004)
    by Libba Bray, Libba Bray

    A Great and Terrible Beauty

    Hardcover, Thorndike Press
    2004
    English
    Large type / large print.
    507 pages

    ISBN: 0786265043
    ISBN-13: 9780786265046

    A Great and Terrible Beauty is a curl-up-under-the-covers kind of book . . . a vast canvas of rustling skirts and dancing shadows and things that go bump in the night. It's a vividly drawn portrait of the Victorian age, a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, when girls were groomed for lives as rich men's wives . . . and the story of a girl who saw another way.

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Reviews of A Great and Terrible Beauty

Overall customer rating: 4.500
BugEyeMidnight
by BugEyeMidnight on May 3, 2009

?Beauty? doesn't pander to young girls but it isn't heartless, either. In the first pages Gemma is throwing a petulant little fit and fighting with her mother and I thought ?great, another bratty heroine.? I was pleased at how quickly she wanted to make up. There is a lot she doesn?t know, but she?s learning, and her lessons are exciting ? full of dark strangers, visions, and magic. She is not perfect and neither are her friends. Sometimes they aren?t nice and sometimes they make the wrong choices, but Gemma at least seems to have remorse and make changes. I?m rooting for her, but I?m a little wary of her friends.

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kiki555
by kiki555 on Aug 19, 2008

A masterful mix of adventure, fanatasy, and historical fiction. This was a beautiful, enchanting book that once you start reading you just can't put down. This is a book any young girl would fall in love with and leave you craving more... good thing its a trilogy!!

Velma

Good not great

by Velma on Oct 3, 2007

Good, but not great. This book is well written with realistic characters and excellent suspense. There are some really golden and memorable thoughts throughout the novel. Beginning is superb. It is worth recommending to a friend especially if they are a teenager.

laithers

goodie!

by laithers on Apr 3, 2007

this was a great book. i felt like i was actually in 1895!

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