Abner Marsh has had his dearest wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship ever to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to ...Show synopsisAbner Marsh has had his dearest wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship ever to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to race the boat some day, but his partner is making it hard for him to realise his ambition. Joshua York put up the money for the Fevre Dream, but now rumours have started about the company he keeps, his odd eating habits and strange hours. As the Dream sails the great river, it leaves in its wake one too many dark tales, until Abner is forced to face down the man who helped to make his dreams become reality.Hide synopsis
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Vaughny made a misleading statement in his review of Fevre Dream (Alibris ID: 9618474333), and I quote: "The above picture is misleading, as it is the cover art for the comic book version of Fevre Dream." However, it seems that same review is being used for at least 3 different editions of Fevre Dream, so the error may lie with Alibris. The Alibris ID above refers to the dust jacket of the first hardcover edition. Whereas I would highly recommend the hardcover edition, I would not do so re a paperback or comic book version of the book. Fevre Dream's a masterpiece - my opinion hasn't changed since I first read it when it was released in 1982.
The above picture is misleading, as it is the cover art for the comic book version of Fevre Dream. Fevre Dream, the novel, is great not only because it gives a very different interpretation of "the vampire," but because it makes steamboats interesting, and gives them a haunting dreamscape to live in. Toward the end, I could not put it down. If anyone had tried to take it from me, I would've bitten them.
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