Winter's Tale

ISBN-10: 0156031191

ISBN-13: 9780156031196

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mark Helprin

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New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks hte house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying. Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beseiged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Mark Helprin was born in Manhattan, New York on June 28, 1947. He received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He has served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force. He is the author of numerous novels including Refiner's Fire, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka, and In Sunlight and In Shadow. Winter's Tale was adapted into a movie in 2014. His short story collection, Ellis Island and Other Stories, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1981. His other short story collections include A Dove of the East and Other Stories and The Pacific and Other Stories. He also writes children's books including Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows. He has received several awards including the National Jewish Book Award, the Prix de Rome, the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2006, and the Salvatori Prize in the American Founding in 2010.

The City A White Horse Escapes
The Ferry Burns in Morning Cold
Pearly Soames
Peter Lake Hangs from a Star
Beverly
A Goddess in the Bath
On the Marsh
Lake of the Coheeries
The Hospital in Printing House Square
Aceldama
Four Gates to the
Four Gates to the City
Lake of the Coheeries
In the Drifts
A New Life
Hell Gate
The Sun...and the Ghost
Nothing Is Random
Peter Lake Returns
The Sun...
...and The Ghost
An Early Summer Dinner at Petipas
The Machine Age
A Golden age
A Very Short History of the Clouds
Battery Bridge
White Horse and Dark Horse
The White Dog of Afghanistan
Abysmillard Redux
Ex Machina
For the Soldiers and Sailors of Chelsea
The City Alight
A Golden Age
epilogue
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