Little, Big

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Harper Collins, 2002 - 538 pagina's
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"John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood - not found on any map - to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder."--Publisher's description

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Gebruikersrecensie  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

I rarely read fantasy, wait I never do. So I read this book anyway. Not altogether my cup of tea, yet it was not all bad either for me. A complex winding plot with many characters, some of which I ... Volledige review lezen

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I've put off reviewing this book because I don't think I can well articulate my thoughts on it. I vacillate between rating it as mediocre and as excellent. Ultimately, for its poignant final ... Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

CHAPTER ONE
3
Somewhere to ElsewhereA Long Drink of Water
23
CHAPTER THREE
38
Strange InsidesFor It Was HeStrange and Shaded
59
A Suit of TrumansThe Summer HouseWoods
67
CHAPTER FIVE
74
BROTHER NORTHWINDS SECRET
97
Retreats and OperationsA Swell IdeaSome Notes
126
Tossing and TurningLa NegraThe Seventh Saint
307
The Top of a StairDaughter of TimeThe Child
324
THE ART OF MEMORY
341
The Hero AwakenedA Secret SorrowA Year to Place
353
CHAPTER TWO
363
CHAPTER THREE
387
Not a Moment Too SoonNeedle in The Haystack
408
THE FAIRIES PARLIAMENT
427

Robin Birds LessonThe End of the WorldBrother
146
Time FliesA Definite HazardUp on the HillCocoa
159
Agreement with NewtonLetters to SantaRoom
181
Keeping People OutNews from HomeWhat George
204
Old Law FarmThe Bee or the SeaA Wingéd Messen
223
CHAPTER ONE
267
A Time and a TourRainyday WonderThats
287
WintersFiftyTwoCarrying a TorchSomething
448
What a SurpriseWalking from ThereA Parliament
455
CHAPTER THREE
473
Is It Far?Only PretendingWhere Was She Headed?
491
Storm of DifferenceWatch Your StepA Family
510
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Pagina 453 - To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of different times, and the impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.
Pagina 363 - Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
Pagina 99 - The Shepherd in Virgil, grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. 'Is not a patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?
Pagina 161 - Exalted Manna, gladnesse of the best, Heaven in ordinarie, man well drest, The milkie way, the bird of Paradise, Church-bels beyond the starres heard, the souls bloud, The land of spices; something understood.
Pagina 38 - Sibyl — the thirtieth was at the Trojan war and Helen her name — the thirty-eighth was Queen Semiramis — the sixtieth was Eve, the mother of mankind. So much for the 'Old woman that lives under the hill, And if she's not gone she lives there still.
Pagina 143 - A goose, tobacco and cologne — Three-winged and gold-shod prophecies of heaven, The lavish heart shall always have to leaven And spread with bells and voices, and atone The abating shadows of our conscript dust. Anchises...
Pagina 147 - ... minutes, by reiterated drops, Audible tears, from some invisible source That deepens upon fancy — more and more Drawn toward the centre whence those sighs creep forth To awe the lightness of humanity : Or, shutting up thyself within thyself, There let me see thee sink into a mood Of gentler thought, protracted till thine eye Be calm as water when the winds are gone, And no one can Friend ! tell whither. Dearest We two have known such happy hours together That, were power granted to replace...
Pagina 246 - The reason for this is that men pass rapidly from one step to thé next : for instance from milk to white, from white to air, from air to damp ; after which one recollects autumn, supposing that one is trying to recollect that season ". St.
Pagina 143 - GOD bless the master of this house, The mistress bless also, And all the little children That round the table go ; And all your kin and kinsmen, That dwell both far and near ; I wish you a merry Christmas, And a happy New Year.

Over de auteur (2002)

John Crowley was a recipient of the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. He lives in the hills above the Connecticut River in northern Massachusetts with his wife & twin daughters.

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