[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☃ The Thirteenth Tale Author Diane Setterfield – Submitasite.info

[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☃ The Thirteenth Tale  Author Diane Setterfield – Submitasite.info All Children Mythologize Their BirthSo Begins The Prologue Of Reclusive Author Vida Winter S Collection Of Stories, Which Are As Famous For The Mystery Of The Missing Thirteenth Tale As They Are For The Delight And Enchantment Of The Twelve That Do Exist The Enigmatic Winter Has Spent Six Decades Creating Various Outlandish Life Histories For Herself All Of Them Inventions That Have Brought Her Fame And Fortune But Have Kept Her Violent And Tragic Past A Secret Now Old And Ailing, She At Last Wants To Tell The Truth About Her Extraordinary Life She Summons Biographer Margaret Lea, A Young Woman For Whom The Secret Of Her Own Birth, Hidden By Those Who Loved Her Most, Remains An Ever Present Pain Struck By A Curious Parallel Between Miss Winter S Story And Her Own, Margaret Takes On The Commission As Vida Disinters The Life She Meant To Bury For Good, Margaret Is Mesmerized It Is A Tale Of Gothic Strangeness Featuring The Angelfield Family, Including The Beautiful And Willful Isabelle, The Feral Twins Adeline And Emmeline, A Ghost, A Governess, A Topiary Garden And A Devastating Fire Margaret Succumbs To The Power Of Vida S Storytelling But Remains Suspicious Of The Author S Sincerity She Demands The Truth From Vida, And Together They Confront The Ghosts That Have Haunted Them While Becoming, Finally, Transformed By The Truth Themselves The Thirteenth Tale Is A Love Letter To Reading, A Book For The Feral Reader In All Of Us, A Return To That Rich Vein Of Storytelling That Our Parents Loved And That We Loved As Children Diane Setterfield Will Keep You Guessing, Make You Wonder, Move You To Tears And Laughter And, In The End, Deposit You Breathless Yet Satisfied Back Upon The Shore Of Your Everyday Life


10 thoughts on “The Thirteenth Tale

  1. Kristina A Kristina A says:

    Sigh I really, really wanted to like this book I heard good things about it, and it has many elements I usually love in a novel a Victorian sensibility, questions of identity and sisterhood as well as siblinghood generally , meta commentary on writing, and a plain, quiet, somewhat chi


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    There is something about words In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts Inside you they work their magicI don


  3. Lisa M. Lisa M. says:

    Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you You leave the previous book with ideas and themes characters even caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you This


  4. Navessa Navessa says:

    Tell me the truthThese are the words that a young journalist speaks to Vida Winter in the beginning of this book Vida is an author famous for spinning magical tales In books, and about her life Each time she releases a new story, she grants multiple interviews, in which every journalist asks h


  5. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSo here s my problem with gothic literature it s so habitually grotesque that it s predictable.If there s not incest, there s a crazy wife in the attic If there s not a crazy wife in the attic, there s a murderous illegitimate son who s not right in the head Or conjoined tw


  6. Libby Libby says:

    I know that most people like to work out to Gnarls Barkley or Metallica or what have you, but I find gym based exercise so exceedingly boring that I require narrative to keep me going Since my motor coordination isn t sufficient enough to allow me to turn the pages of a magazine book AND pump the pe


  7. Rachel Burton Rachel Burton says:

    This has finally come out in paperback This is that one that got an 800,000 advance and is meant to be the best book since sliced bread To be honest I don t hold out a lot of hope.On P 138I take it back I have been sucked in straight away Can barely put it down Whiich is apt seeing as amonst other thin


  8. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    We live like latecomers at the theatre we must catch up as best we can, dividing the beginning from the shape of later eventsThe Thirteenth Tale had been waiting in my TBR list for almost two years, before I finally decided to start reading it It proved to be a rare bibliophile s experience.In the Gothic


  9. Jean Jean says:

    The Thirteenth Tale is a gothic suspense novel from 2006 with echoes from several Victorian novels The familiar device of a story within a story is employed, and sometimes it even contains another story This story telling tradition strongly reminds the reader of earlier classic tales In fact the rule of thre


  10. Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh says:

    Amazing for a debut While a homage to classic gothic novels no need to be a fan pick it up if you re into mysteries with plenty of psychological twists, ambiance and above all suspense Setterfield excels in the slow build, at stringing you along, feeding you morsels bit by tantalizing bit almost toys with you u


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