The Thirteenth Tale

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
Pages
406
Dimensions
5.66 X 1.2 X 8.24 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743298032

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About the Author

Diane Setterfield is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, and a former academic, specializing in twentieth-century French literature, particularly the works of Andre Gide. She lives in Oxford, England.

Reviews

"Eerie and fascinating."--USA Today
"Pitch-perfect."--Entertainment Weekly
"A book that you wake in the middle of the night craving to get back to . . . . Timeless, charming, a pure pleasure to read . . . . The Thirteeth Tale is a book to savor a dozen times."--The San Diego Union-Tribune
"A wholly original work told in the vein of all the best gothic classics. Lovers of books about book lovers will be enthralled."--Booklist
"The shared literary landscape that The Thirteenth Tale re-creates with lush precision takes us back to a time when reading could seem more compelling than life."--The Columbus Dispatch
"A spellbinding story that grabs the reader from the opening pages."--Toronto Sun
"Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling, and her musings about the pleasures of reading are most beguiling."--The Guardian
"Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story."--People
"This will without a doubt be one of the best books published this year."--Daily American
"Readers will be mesmerized by this story-within-a-story tinged with the eeriness of Rebecca and the willfulness of Jane Eyre. The author . . . . leaves no strand untucked at the surprising and satisfying conclusion."--Booklist
"Enchanting."--Kirkus Reviews
"Setterfield is remarkably gifted, and the book is a page-turner. Readers should heed one warning: Prepare to be so captivated by the story that you cannot put it down. Not even for a cuppa tea."--The Roanoke Times
"A novel for book lovers."--Reader's Digest
"A novel brimming with atmosphere and labyrinthine plotting that recalls the gothic-like chillers by Daphne du Maurier and Joyce Carol Oates, spiced with flavors reminiscent of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The language is rich, the elements intriguing."--The Sacramento Bee
"A compelling and emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling, and it captures you right from the very first page."--The Financial Times
"Cleverly plotted, beautifully written . . . . A remarkable first novel, a book about the joy of books, a riveting multi-layered mystery that twists and turns, and weaves a quite magical spell."--The Independent (UK)