A Great and Terrible Beauty
ISBN 10: 0807220663 / 0-8072-2066-3
ISBN 13: 9780807220665
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: 2004
It’s 1895, and after the suicide 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 been 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?
From the Hardcover edition.
"A Gothic touched by modern conceptions of adolescence, shivery with both passion and terror."
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