Stardust: The Gift Edition

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This special gift edition will be beautifully packaged in a smaller trim size with a one-piece fine cloth case, a gold-stamped cover, and a whimsical interior design, featuring a frontispiece illustration and line chapter opener ornamentation by noted artist Charles Vess. It will also contain an introductory note by Neil Gaiman.

Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to ...

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Overview

This special gift edition will be beautifully packaged in a smaller trim size with a one-piece fine cloth case, a gold-stamped cover, and a whimsical interior design, featuring a frontispiece illustration and line chapter opener ornamentation by noted artist Charles Vess. It will also contain an introductory note by Neil Gaiman.

Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forester—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie . . . and the most exhilarating adventure of the young man's life.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dark and miraculous—a quest for true love and the utterly impossible.

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Editorial Reviews

Denise Hamilton
“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
Desicritics.org on STARDUST
“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
Dallas Morning News
“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
Chicago Tribune
“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
Detroit Free Press
“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
Booklist
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
Denver Post
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
Dayton Daily News
“A charming comic romance.”
Washington Post Book World
“Eminently readable—-a charming piece of work.”
Grand Rapids Press
“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
Desicritics.org
“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
Chicago Tribune
“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
Washington Post Book World
“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
Dayton Daily News
“A charming comic romance.”
Denver Post
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
Grand Rapids Press
“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
Booklist
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
Dallas Morning News
“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
Detroit Free Press
“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062200396
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 89,913
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

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    1. Hometown:
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portchester, England
    1. Education:
      Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    I ordered one which was delayed in shipping and arrived without

    I ordered one which was delayed in shipping and arrived without the cover. BN rep said he would send me a new, correct one.


    This is a wonderful book I have read before and want to give it as a gift to my great niece. This comment is only about the product shipped.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    Author Neil Gaiman has earned both critical and commercial succe

    Author Neil Gaiman has earned both critical and commercial success with his original stories and ability to adapt to various mediums. His 1998 novel Stardust is perhaps his most famous work. With the story released as a serialized comic, graphic novel, novel, and film adaptation, Gaiman's Stardust has obviously connected with audiences around the world. After years of seeing the novel in book stores and hearing positive comments about Gaiman, I decided to finally read the story for myself. The beautiful gift edition of the novel, that I had the pleasure of reading, instantly sets the tone for the "grown up fairy tale" that you are about the read. It is a bound, hardcover version that is made to look as if it is very old and well loved.
    The story itself immediately begins with a timeless feel. The novel begins in the city of Wall. Literally, the city lies within the confines of a large wall. Only one opening exists in this structure, and it is diligently guarded by the local men of the town. Insiders are let out of the city every nine years when a traveling market sets up in the meadow outside of the city. Outsiders rarely enter Wall, and so the people of Wall live a peaceful, but sheltered life.
     We learn of young Tristan who is, like most young men his age, madly in love with a girl who wants nothing to do with him. As he walks the young Victoria home from the store at which he works, he begins to plead for her love, offering anything he can think of in return. As this kind of pathetic attempt continues, the two notice a star shooting across the sky. In a final plea of desperation, oddly similar to the scene in the film It's a Wonderful Life where George offers Mary the moon, Tristan offers Victoria the Star in exchange for her heart.
    So begins the magical story of Tristan's journey to recover the fallen star. Of course, he is not the only one who is searching for the star. As he exits the safety of wall and embarks upon this fantastic voyage, he comes into contact with evil witches who long for their lost youth, embattled princes who fight for the rights to their father's throne, and a strange merchant lady who may hold the answers to Tristans mysterious past.
    Gaiman expertly captures the timeless feel that all good fantasy stories have. His characters are all unique and Tristan in particular is one who you can't help but root for. Rather than try to forge a story with all original content, Gaiman embraces the history of the genre and simply puts his own style into it. From beginning to end, this story held my interest, and kept me genuinely invested. If I had to make any complaint, it would be that the ending could have been fleshed out a bit more. Other than that, this is a masterful display of storytelling that is everything it sets out to be.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    This book is a wonderful book. It involves romance, adventure, a

    This book is a wonderful book. It involves romance, adventure, a completely different world, and a battle unlike any other. It is all about a young boy looking for a fallen star, to bring it home to the one he loves, Victoria, even though she does not love him.  But once he finds the star he finds a snag, for the star is really a girl. However even though the star is a girl he continues to bring her home for the lovely Victoria. So throughout this book he must cross the barrier into a world where few have been. This book is a thrilling story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is a one of a kind book, where the story never gets old. It is the kind of book you will never want to get rid of. I recommend this book for anyone [older than twelve]. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Mine arrived with a big slit down the spine. Also, there was no

    Mine arrived with a big slit down the spine. Also, there was no exterior case, just the book cover. It was clearly broken before shipping, and I can't believe this was shipped like this.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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