Ariel is beautiful and magical, a creator of dreams and of mischief.
Sprung from the mind of a dazed sailor shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle, she rules half of her enchanted isle, dreaming of the savior from the east who will help her conquer all. When Prospero, a lost mariner, appears on the beach, his young daughter, Miranda, in tow, Ariel entices him with her visions of conquest. Together, she promises, they will defeat the mysterious tribe whose drums beat beyond the island's rain forest. The homesick Prospero struggles to resist Ariel's charms, but he almost falls under her spell when Miranda falls in love with their servant, the island boy Caliban. Ariel wants to march west, Prospero wants to sail east, and daughter Miranda wants to play on the beach with her boyfriend. Their clash comes to a head when Ariel, summoning her full powers, creates a cataclysmic storm that will change their lives and the island forever.
Shakespeare scholar Grace Tiffany looks at the dark side of Shakespeare's The Tempest, investing a female Ariel with tremendous strength. The Tempest takes on new meaning for new readers, as Tiffany explores the imagination's power to transform grief into dangerous dreams.
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Grace Tiffany is a professor of English literature at Western Michigan University. She is the author of academic texts as well as the novels My Father Had a Daughter: Judith Shakespeare's Tale and Will, both stories of the Bard. Grace Tiffany and her family live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is her first novel for young readers.
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Book Description HarperTeen, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060753277
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