Winter's Tale (Paperback)

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller: Mark Helprin’s masterpiece transports you to New York of the Belle Époque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows, and to a love story that is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable in American literature.

One winter night, Peter Lake—master mechanic and second-story man—attempts to rob a fortresslike mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead.

"Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere alive in the novel . . . Not for some time have I read a work as funny, thoughtful, passionate or large-souled."— New York Times Book Review

About the Author


Mark Helprin is the acclaimed author of Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, The Oceans and the Stars, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are read around the world, translated into over twenty languages.

Praise For…


"Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere alive in the novel . . . Not for some time have I read a work as funny, thoughtful, passionate or large-souled." — New York Times Book Review

"A book of wonders." — Vanity Fair

"This novel stretches the boundaries of contemporary literature. It is a gifted writer's love affair with the language." — Newsday

"A prodigious, imaginative vibration of a novel." — D.T. Max, New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156031196
ISBN-10: 0156031191
Publisher: Mariner Books Classics
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 768
Language: English