“MagnificentThis adult fairly tale entertains and delivers a message in the best tradition of the fantasy classics.”– “The Denver Post.”With the critically. Beauty is the daughter of a noble, a father with a wonderful estate but little in the way of attention for his daughter. This is just part of life. Locus Award in for Beauty. Sheri Stewart Tepper (July 16, – October 22, ) was an American writer of science.

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Dec 04, Clare rated it it was ok Shelves: When reading about her visits to the twenty first century I just couldn’t wait for her to get back to what was going on back in her time! Her adventures begin as she seeks out her mother beginning in 14th century England before leapfrogging to the 21st century where magic has all but vanished and the Earth is destroyed.

This is definitely a good book, and thought-provoking, and wonderfully imaginative.

In Beautyshe tackles the loss of nature, beauty and magic dheri an increasingly less romantic world. Beauty and her hepper Elladine’s ever changing relationship. This book surprised me in a lot of ways.

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Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper

Excerpt from “Sheri S. The character of Beauty is likeable. I don’t know how well it hangs together but I loved reading it. I love fairy tales and especially those aimed at adults.


In all honesty, to the story itself I wouldn’t give much more than two stars for all the enjoyment I got out of it view spoil Beauty is an interesting mix of fairytale and dystopian fiction.

And Tepper obviously did a sh! Retrieved October 28, Expect, perhaps not to weep, but to ache for the inevitable loss. Tepper adds a nice layer of reality while still preserving the details of the stories. So there was a sense of vagueness as It took me a while to finish reading this book In fact, when I was more than half way through, I almost quit, but Jackie encouraged me to finish the story.

And I just read it and now have no idea where I was going with it. Immediately after the opening sequence, Beauty is taken to a future where the world is covered with high-density apartments, the environment has been destroyed by relentless population pressure, and people are fed with tasteless processed algae.

And my first time reading a book by this author. When Cinderella’s stepsister, Gloriana cuts off her foot to fit it in the glass slipper Tepper is referring to the original fairy tale but adding her own twist with Gloriana shegi to death and Cinderella beauy the culprit in talking her into chopping off her foot.

For example, I was made to wonder about the years when there were no clocks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The aunts speak no good of her, whoever she was sneri whatever has happened to her, specifics which they avoid, however much ill they find to mutter about else.

Against beauty stands the Dark One, Satan in essence, who creates a hell full of pornographers and horror movie producers Tepper really is a little obsessed and who attempts to capture and destroy Beauty through the story.


Giles was my favourite character and I do begrudge the author for not catering to their love just shri little more. As I think any child would.

Sheri S. Tepper

Book ratings by Goodreads. I can”t help that. Faery is also wonderfully described and illustrated, as Ms. In all honesty, to the story itself I wouldn’t give much more than two stars for all the enjoyment I got out of it view spoiler [there is grief, there is cruel misfortune and not much else hide spoiler ]but the author’s meditations are enough to warrant four stars.

It got in the way of a potentially nice flowing story. Return to Book Page. Reading this, I wished constantly for a bit of subtlety – naturally, I agree with her feminist and environmentalist agenda, but I wish she wouldn’t harp on it so obviously. Instead she is transported to the future.

Beauty Book Summary and Study Guide

Faery could have provided that, as sympathetic but disobedient former allies of the Holy One who now pay a tiend to Hell, but they end up as mostly superficial dupes.

Please provide an email address. It is not for the squeamish However, the King of Faery made a pact with the Dark Lord because he lusted after death and helped him build hell.