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ISBN:
0525945814
Author:
Tracy Chevalier
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dutton Adult; First Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
Pages:
256 pages
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1112 kb
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1864 kb
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1773 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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245


Chevalier not only authentically details the era's social mores, tensions, and contradictions, she writes the book we want to read. I read Falling Angels in an afternoon.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Chevalier not only authentically details the era's social mores, tensions, and contradictions, she writes the book we want to read. The next day, I sat down and read it again.

Praise for Falling Angels. Chevalier’s ringing prose is as radiantly efficient as well-tended silver. TRACY CHEVALIER is the author of the bestselling Girl With a Pearl Earring. An American originally from Washington, . she currently lives in London with her husband and son. Entertainment Weekly. Chevalier’s tone is candid and immediate. Her enthusiasm for her subject, as well as her dedication to historical accuracy, keeps the reader engaged. San Francisco Chronicle. Chevalier not only authentically details the era’s social mores, tensions, and contradictions, she writes the book we want to read. Visit ww. chevalier. com and ww. earlearring.

Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while .

Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Her latest novel is The Last Runaway. Born and raised in Washington, . she lives in London with her husband and son. Библиографические данные. Falling Angels: A Novel.

Falling Angels book The novel is cute though.

In her New York Times bestselling follow-up, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. The novel is cute though. Smooth reading and Chevalier’s attention to details and making use of those details to make her story worth-reading is something that I appreciated. There are still nice novels that do not need to have huge political impact, endorse some earth-shaking philosophy or use big words for me to enjoy.

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Vividly imagined’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Sex and death meet again in marvellous evocation of Edwardian England’ Daily Mail Queen Victoria is dead. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Falling Angels: A Novel. Wonderful & deeply moving book by Tracy Chevalier. I loved the twists and turns of the 2 families and how their lives intertwined. A New York Times bestseller. From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters. The historical setting was brilliantly portrayed and set you right in the middle of the early 1900's, England.

Falling Angels may refer to: Falling Angels (film), a 2003 adaptation of the novel by Barbara Gowdy (see below). Falling Angels, a 2001 novel by Tracy Chevalier. Falling Angels, a 1989 novel by Barbara Gowdy

Falling Angels may refer to: Falling Angels (film), a 2003 adaptation of the novel by Barbara Gowdy (see below). Falling Angels, a 1989 novel by Barbara Gowdy. Falling Angels, a 1979 novel by K. M. Peyton. Falling Angels, a 1989 ballet choreographed by Jiří Kylián. Falling Angel, a 1978 horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Fallen Angels (disambiguation). Fallen angel (disambiguation). Angels Fall (disambiguation).

A New York Times bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge. No commitment, cancel anytime.

A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901: Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel. Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste. They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. And, even more unsuitably, become involved with the gravedigger's muddy son. As the girls grow up, as the new king changes social customs, as a new, forward-thinking era takes wing, the lives and fortunes of the two families become more and more closely intertwined-neighbors in life as well as death. Against a gas-lit backdrop of social and political history, Tracy Chevalier explores the prejudices and flaws of a changing time. A novel that is at once elegant, daring, original, and compelling, Falling Angels is a splendid follow-up to the book The New York Times called "marvelously evocative" and The Wall Street Journal deemed "triumphant."
  • Erienan
This novel is narrated by each of the characters in the first person. This is difficult but generally successful here; the only false notes to me were the early sections of Maude's and Livinia's narrations. Even allowing for the differences between Victorian and modern child-rearing they simply sound too precocious to be completely credible. Otherwise this is a beautifully done picture of thoughts both said and not. You have to wonder which has more effect.
  • Questanthr
I have actually been to this coastline in the United Kingdom and have watched various shows about Mary. It was fantastic to get the feel for the difference in class and how it affected the future of the women in the book. It strikes me that we are told the women were over protected/controlled by the men yet they seemed to do pretty well in the end. I do not see so much different from todays women who struggle to juggle work and their family/home. It is great to have so much detail in a book that you feel like you are really there. Loved previous books by Tracy Chevalier - The Lady & the Unicorn, Remarkable Creatures and The Virgin Blue just to name a few - they have all been really good reads.
  • Whiteflame
I enjoyed this book by Chevalier, but not as much as Girl with the pearl earing or Remarkable Creatures. I would have liked it to include more on the suffragette mouvement. I got attached to the characters, many of which are children. It is an original book that reads well. I was surprised when it ended (perhaps because I am still getting used to reading novels on a Kindle!).
  • Lianeni
This book covers the period in the lives of two families that stretches from January 1901, the end of the Victorian era, to May 1910, the end of the Edwardian one. The lives of these two families, the Colemans and the Waterhouses, converge and become inextricably woven together when they inadvertently meet at a cemetery while paying their respects to deceased loved ones. Unbeknownst to them, their lives are moving inexorably towards a tragic denouement, one that is to have ramifications for both families.

Two of the daughters of these respective families, Lavinia Waterhouse and Maude Coleman, find that they have formed the beginning of a friendship during the brief interlude at the cemetery. The two girls also befriend Simon Field, the son of one of the gravediggers at the cemetery. The friendship of the two girls is cemented when they later discover that they are to be neighbors, as through happenstance the Waterhouse family moves onto a property adjacent to that of the Colemans. Despite differences in social class and personal taste, as the Waterhouses are definitely sentimentally bourgeois and the Colemans have pretensions to more refinement, the families are brought together, however unwillingly, through the friendship between Lavinia and Maude.

The mothers of these two girls are unable to form a true friendship, as stolid Gertrude Waterhouse and pretty Kitty Coleman are unable to find much common ground. Gertrude is bound in tradition, while Kitty, dissatisfied with her marriage and her life, is looking to escape tradition and expand the role allotted in society to women. Never the twain shall meet, as these women will never see eye-to-eye, despite the friendship between Lavinia and Maude.

This is a well-plotted novel with each character adding his or her perspective to the events that unfold, many of which are of a secretive nature. Even the husbands, Albert Waterhouse and Richard Coleman, have something to say that contributes to the development of the story, as does Richard Coleman's mother, Edith, as do the Coleman's maid, Jenny Whitby, and their cook, Dorothy Baker. Lavinia's younger sister, Ivy May, who plays a small but pivotal role, also has her say, as does Kitty's admirer, John Jackson. There are also a number of twists and turns in the tale.

The story is told in the clean, spare prose that fans of the author have come to expect. It is told through first person narratives, and it is almost as if the narratives were taken from the personal diary or journal of each character. Therein lies the rub, as the author is unable to make the voice of each character truly distinguishable from that of the others. The book suffers somewhat from the failure of the author to develop a truly unique voice for each one. This is, however, the only failing of this otherwise absorbing and intriguing story that is suffused with period detail. This is an otherwise excellent book that fans of the author will enjoy, as will those who love historical fiction.
  • Cerar
I think you will like this if you read 1 or 2 of the authors other books but if you have read more than that, you will likely be thinking "Ugh... this, again??" Just like a comedian is cool at first but you get bored of hearing them re-tell the same old jokes, this author sticks to repeating the things you first adored in her writing. While I appreciate that each author has their own style, it might be nice for Chevalier to take longer on her next works to try to develop a more unique flavor for each book.
  • Exellent
Interesting characters set in an interesting time in history, and the writing is very good. It tipped toward some familiar judgments on female characters, though, and for that reason, I didn't give it a 5.
  • Tane
The dialogue in this novel was so artificial and trite that I stopped reading the book after a chapter or so. I was particularly bothered by the language of the children in this book, which did not ring true.
I thourghly enjoyed reading this novel. I liked the separate chapters each telling their part in the story. Tracy Chevalier is a great story teller.