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A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; The Sweet Far Thing: Bray, Libba A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; The Sweet Far Thing: Bray, Libba

A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; The Sweet Far Thing

Bray, Libba

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ISBN 10: 0385730284 / ISBN 13: 9780385730280
Published by Random House Children's Books 2003, 2005, 2007, New York, 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Set of Three Books: all in like condition. Book One: Red paper-covered boards with black backstrip and gilt lettering. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ in lovely condition. Book Two: Blue paper-covered boards with black backstrip and silver lettering. Minor bump to head and heel of spine. Text is clean and bright, no marks. Unclipped DJ crisp and clean. Book Three: Green paper-covered boards with black backstrip and copper lettering. Minor bump to head and heel of spine, hint of edgewear. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows minor edgewear to top edge. "A curl-up-under-the-covers kind of a book.a vast canvas of rustling skirts and dancing shadows and things that go bump in the night. It's a vividly drawn portrait of the Victorian age, a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, when girls were groomed for lives as rich men's wives.and the story of a girl who saw another way." (from the jacket) Set of three books. Bookseller Inventory # P020712

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Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; ...

Publisher: Random House Children's Books 2003, 2005, 2007, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Printing

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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?

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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

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