Beauty

Beauty

by Sheri S. Tepper
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Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper

With the critically acclaimed novels The Gate To Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri Tepper has established herself as one of the major science fiction writers of out Time. In Beauty, she broadens her territory even further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast consequences. For it becomes clear that the enchanted places of this fantastic world—a place not unlike our own—are in danger and must be saved before it is too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385419406
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 07/01/1991
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper (1929–2016) is the award-winning author of A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, Beauty, Raising the Stones, Grass, The Gate to Women's Country, After Long Silence, and Shadow's End. Grass was a New York Times Notable Book and Hugo Award nominee, and Beauty was voted Best Fantasy Novel by the readers of Locus magazine.

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Beauty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are checking out these reviews because you have read Tepper before then you should definitely buy this book. Her writing style is entertaining and the ideas she brings up incorporating fairy tales and modern concerns about humanity are intriguing. This was the first book I read by her but I also greatly enjoyed a Plague of Angels. The way she interweaves social, political, and philosophical concepts into an entertaining novel is amazing, and always leaves you thoughtful. Trust me and read this book. And while I think it is one everyone should own, at least check it out at the library.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great ending and tie ins, so painful to read thru to get there. I really wanted to love this but almost stopped reading it I was so irritated by the wandering middle section. It all ties back at the end, but I skipped thru a bunch to get to the end. Ending really saved this. I can see why it's a loved book, just not by me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! A coworker recommended back in 2006 and I have been reading it over and over ever since!
Linda R Mendietta More than 1 year ago
I love this story. Its one of the best storiea that ive read.
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I never want to live in THAT future. I never want to be a part of any of it, but its probably too late. Beauty is the most amazing book I¿ve ever read. The images and ideas will remain with me always. If life is to be anything like Tepper shows it then all of humanity should read this book in preparation and try to prevent it from happening!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't pick up this book until my sister told me about it. This book is quite fasinating in relating all of the fairy tales together. From Snow White to Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and even the Frog Prince. If you've seen NBC's The 10th Kingdom then this book is much like it. It's about a girl named Beauty who is connected in some way to all of the fairy tales throughout her life. The book isn't just about links to fairy tales only but it also shows a life of a person wasted and the effects of it deeply. I thought the book was great yet some parts like the dream world was so dragging (good concept but draggy)and the whole thing about the time travelling did explain that Cinderella's glass slippers were actually plastic cuz Beauty watched Disney, but it wasn't logical and didn't make sense. If we allow time travelers to make documentaries wouldn't it be risky like what happen to Beauty and messing up the past? I just didn't by that. Also, I thought that 1 line in the book was corny when Beauty told her time traveling shoes to take her to her mama, mama? The way it was written was just to corny. Other then the stuff I've mention, I enjoyed the book cuz it also talks about how we don't have magic anymore and stories about the fairy tales you would never think it would be cuz it was realitistic.