The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Series #3) (Chinese Edition)

Overview

Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End—and finds help in some unexpected quarters.

"Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, ...
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Overview

Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End—and finds help in some unexpected quarters.

"Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, the strong eye for characters is there, as are the brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, and the ability to spin plot within plot. Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one."—School Library Journal.

In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The conclusion to Pullman's dramatic trilogy ( The Ruby in the Smoke ; Shadow in the North ) finds Sally Lockhart searching London's slums for the source of her ruination. Ages 12-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Charles Dickens for young adults. The setting (Victorian London) is the same; the strong eye for characters large and small is there, as are the sometimes brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, the ability to spin plot within plot against a large landscape, and the occasional editorial comment. These last are not intrusive; the author's voice is that of a friend, filling in details in a story he has witnessed, not wanting readers to miss a thing. Sally Lockhart, first met in Ruby in the Smoke (1987) and Shadow in the North (1988, both Knopf), is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler since the death of her lover, Frederick Garland. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing her for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Two other figures emerge: Daniel Goldberg, a Jewish slum radical with a violent past; and the ironically titled Tzaddik (saint), who preys on helpless European Jewish immigrants. The Tiger in the Well is the story of their converging paths, as Sally struggles against the net closing around her and seeks to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. While Sally's story is for mature readers, it is never sordid or sensational. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one. --Barbara Hutcheson, Greater Victoria Public Library, B.C., Canada
From the Publisher
“A fast-paced gem.”—Chicago Sun-Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789866665615
  • Publisher: Miu Si/Tsai Fong Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Language: Chinese
  • Pages: 368

Meet the Author

Philip  Pullman
Philip Pullman won the prestigious 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. He is the author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first-ever children’s book to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; and Lyra’s Oxford, all of which are currently available from Listening Library. You can visit the author’s website at www.philip-pullman.com.
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    1. Hometown:
      Oxford, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 19, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Norwich, England
    1. Education:
      Exeter College, Oxford University
    2. Website:

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