The Red Queen
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About the Author
MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
-- "Entertainment Weekly" (10/8/2004 12:00:00 AM)
A deliciously evocative tale of palace intrigue...one of the most inventive works of fiction in recent memory
-- "San Francisco Chronicle" (11/21/2004 12:00:00 AM)
Drabble's plain narrative tenaciousness gives her writing transparency and fire.
-- "Village Voice" (11/3/2004 12:00:00 AM)
PRAISE FOR THE RED QUEEN Drabble has written a moving tale of fate, moral responsibility and love.--San Francisco Chronicle Drabble's tale is a quiet love song to literature, an illustration as to how reader and subject become intertwined. As Yeats wrote, how can we know the dancer from the dance?--Chicago Tribune An 18th-century Korean princess tells her harrowing life story in the lyrical first half of Drabble's lovely, intelligent 16th novel. A-. - Entertainment Weekly
Drabble's tale is a love song to literature, an illustration as to how reader and subject become intertwined.
-- "Chicago Tribune" (10/3/2004 12:00:00 AM)
With her usual deftness and clarity, Drabble crosses cultures and centuries...engrossing and provocative
-- "Kirkus Reviews" (8/15/2004 12:00:00 AM)