Stardust (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

About the Author


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).

Praise For…


“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
-Washington Post Book World

“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A charming comic romance.”
-Dayton Daily News

“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
-Denver Post

“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
-Grand Rapids Press

“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
-Booklist

“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
-Dallas Morning News

“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
-Detroit Free Press

“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
-Denise Hamilton, Romantic Times BOOKclub

“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
-Desicritics.org on STARDUST

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380804559
ISBN-10: 0380804557
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: July 31st, 2007
Pages: 352
Language: English