Sophronia L.

Sophronia L.

by Tim Bridwell

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ISBN-13: 9781610191050
Publisher: Folded Word
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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Sophronia L. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is engrossing historical fiction novel based on events that took place on Martha's Vineyard near the end of the whaling days. It is a dark tale of murder and revenge. The author has researched his topic very thoroughly and writes beautifully. The scenes on the the whaling ships you can almost see and smell things as they are happening. This book is hard to put down.
C_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. Beautifully written, dark and poetic but often with a sly humor. Very well researched with respect to the history of Martha's Vineyard, the industry and tradition of whaling, and the general culture and politics of the time. All in all I really found it hard to put down. I would recommend it to fans of historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, contemporary gothic, books about women's issues, sailing, whaling, and anyone who is simply looking for a good read.
Mrs_Mica More than 1 year ago
Bridwell's vividly poetic style draws the reader deep into the horrors of the human heart, whether it be Sophriona and Captain Folger's mental illnesses, the sailors' chauvinistic savagery, or the bloody process of spearing and stripping the soulful whales. But like Bridwell's realistic characters, his dark themes are tempered by the other side of humanity; the sudden joys, small pleasures, and even love. In this way, Sophriona's journey on board the Eliza Jane is like a mental breakdown, where she is separated from the two people who understand and love her most as she traverses what for her are uncharted waters. Sophronia L. boasts the descriptive language of Hemingway and the complex drama of Faulkner, taking readers on a haunting journey through Sophronia's mental illness, manifest through her obsession with Captain Folger's death. I would absolutely recommend Sophronia L. as a superb novel for those who enjoy literary and historic fiction.