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Riassunto: It's 1895, and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's being followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls - and their foray into the spiritual world - lead to?
Recensione: A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.
Gemma, 16, has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother’s death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls’ academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left wi! th the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy. (Ages 12 up) –Patty Campbell
Titolo: A Great and Terrible Beauty
Casa editrice: Simon & Schuster Children's
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Simon and Schuster Childrens Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria mon0001035581
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005. Condizione libro: Fair. 1ST. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP77177476
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. 1ST. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP14945730
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR003034357
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 12288647
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, London, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Printing. a hint of wear o/w as new. Price on inner flap in British Pounds. light tapping to top corners. 403p. Book. Codice libro della libreria 018332
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-263-74-3973603
Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster Children's, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 689875347