Die Damen Von Grace Adieu Erzählungen

Die Damen Von Grace Adieu Erza hlungen From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Faerie is never as far away as you think Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope as best you can with petulant princesse

  • Title: Die Damen Von Grace Adieu Erzählungen
  • Author: Susanna Clarke Anette Grube
  • ISBN: 9783833305283
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.Faerie is never as far away as you think Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice The heroinFrom the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.Faerie is never as far away as you think Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell Strange himself and the Raven King The Ladies of Grace Adieu is the perfect introduction to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.

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    1. How rare it is to find a book which is exactly what its author meant it to be. There are no missteps here, everything is deliberate, and much of it masterful. It is not surprising that, when he first read one of Clarke's short stories, Neil Gaiman remarked:"It was terrifying from my point of view to read this first short story that had so much assurance It was like watching someone sit down to play the piano for the first time and she plays a sonata."The English tradition of Fairy Stories is on [...]

    2. Rating: four very satisfied stars of fiveThe Publisher Says: Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics' favorite Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England. With Clarke's characteristic historical detail and diction, these dark, enchanting tales unfold in a slightly distorted version of our own world, where people are bedeviled by mischievous interventions from th [...]

    3. “The governess was not much liked in the village. She was too tall, too fond of books, too grave, and, a curious thing, never smiled unless there was something to smile at.”We delve in to 19th Century England, to made-up places that are eerily similar to those that existed then and do now. The stories are all magical; some involve human magic users (Jonathan Strange himself makes a nice appearance here) and some involve those mysterious members of the Other World. Some have morals, some have [...]

    4. 3ish stars. As with any collection of short stories, there are some brilliant pieces here and some duds. Since these stories are all more or less based in the same alternate history universe established in a previous book by the author, there are perhaps more specific expectations present than in other collections. For the most part, this book holds up under those expectations. Susanna Clarke has achieved a supreme level mastery of language. Her prose is incredible. It doesn't feel like schtick, [...]

    5. This is a collection of short stories by Susanna Clarke, author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. She works the same territory as she did with the novel, and to quite brilliant effect. One or two of the stories are connected to the novel but others are not. One story is a tip of the hat to Neil Gaiman.Her style and tone imitate those of the best nineteenth-century authors such as Jane Austen. The stories are dry, witty and humorous on the surface but capable of great depth, darkness and path [...]

    6. In 2004 Susanna Clarke published a groundbreaking book called Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel. Written in prose reminiscent of Jane Austen and Horace Walpole, it put a gothic-almost-romantic spin on the Fantasy genre that surprised and enthralled many, making it an instant bestseller with a cult following of readers who, to this day, simply cannot wait for the sequel. Knowing that it took nearly ten years for Clarke to write JS&N, it seems more than fair to assume that the wait for the said [...]

    7. 4.5/5I'm not nearly as put off by short stories as I used to be, but when the author in question has only been experienced via massive tome of snail-slow story building and the most mincing of emotional turnabouts (thank you, England), my hopes were not high. Lucky for me, Clarke can not only deliver her wit and world immersion in more minute packaging, but knows how to successfully explore her strengths. Of course, it's all very polite and English and even Ye Olde in parts, but that particular [...]

    8. In recent years I have discovered the wonder of the short story through the genius of writers such as Chekhov, Lovecraft and Poe. In turn I have also discovered the satisfaction that arises from writing a short story that works as fiction. To complement this I have also in the past year discovered the wonder of one of the great fantasy works I have ever read in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.* In The Ladies of Grace Adieu Susanna Clarke combines both of these two separate entities which I have [...]

    9. I read Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell back in 2005. It is long. I had the audio version from the library; I used to listen an hour or more a day during a long commute, yet I had exhausted all allowed renewals and still wasn't done. So I became a scofflaw, until they were about to send out the cavalry to get their book back. She is a magical writer. She is embedded in some other reality in her writing, the reality of some earlier mindset that we still recognize when she [...]

    10. Any and every negative review I've ever read for the brilliant novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has placed emphasis on the weightiness and long-winded nature of the book. The prose is brilliant, the premise enchanting, but it is an 800 page novel that takes the long way 'round the story of two of the greatest magicians of the age seeking to bring back magic to England during the Napoleonic war.This collection of short stories takes us back to that world, where Faerie is very real and prop [...]

    11. Set in the same world of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, this is a collection of short stories. The introduction to the volume by the character Professor James Sutherland considers who wrote them and of the current state of magic within Great Britain, and just how much the faerie world can influence the regular world.There are a number of different stories in here, from the tale called On Lickerish Hill, where a lady resorts to magic to spin enough flax to satisfy her husbands demands. There [...]

    12. Sve priče iz ove zbirke dešavaju se u svetu iz "Džonatana Strejndža i g. Norela" pa tematski za čitaoca nema mnogo iznenađenja - sve priče se vrte oko dodira između ljudi i vila. Ima MNOGO više ženskih likova tj. po priči ih u proseku ima koliko u celoj onoj romančini, što je makar meni solidno prijalo.E sad, pripovetka je (gle čuda) sasvim drugačija forma od romana i ja sam u početku bila malo skeptična, ali ispostavilo se da su priče Suzane Klark perfektne upravo tamo gde rom [...]

    13. 3.5 starsI have to admit that I found the first four stories in this collection only fair-to-middling, though the title tale had some nice moments of understated menace. From the point of "Mr. Simonelli, or the Fairy Widower" on, however, I was fully on-board and greatly enjoyed the rest of the collection.Simonelli is a great character, equal parts self-aggrandizing rogue (for, we learn, obvious cultural reasons) and concerned pastor of his flock. I'd love to see more of his reminiscences in a l [...]

    14. This collection of short stories by the author of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell serves as an introduction to the world of magic and faeries in England. The friend who lent it to me referred to it as "starter Susanna Clarke." In that respect, the book was very successful—I took enough pleasure in these tales enough to move Clarke's formidable 1000-page novel to the top of my to-read list.The title story purports to elaborate on an enigmatic action undertaken by Mr. Strange in Clarke's larger [...]

    15. A collection from the author of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, cast in a similar scholarly tone, but focused much more specifically on the fairies. . . . Meh.Most of these stories are in the world of Jonathan Strange (who himself makes an appearance in the titular story). I liked the novel all right, though it didn’t blow my mind or anything. But the style which is bemusing and engrossing over six hundred pages is remote and rather inaccessible in short form. Clarke’s fairies are also uni [...]

    16. This is a perfectly charming set of fairy tales done by the writer of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It is impeccably written, I'd almost say flawlessly, to produce the appropriate tone for the various stories and their status as fairy tales. One of the tales, On Lickerish Hill (a retelling of Rumpelstilskin) for example, is written in archaic 18th century style English, which is a lovely touch. I would read these to kids, if I had any to read to, my only reservation being that the writing is [...]

    17. The The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Storiesbow and bid you, "How do you do?"Grabbing Jonathan Strange by the collar,head up Lickerish Hill to spend a dollar.Oh, but you say, the English spend poundsand not dollars, Its all in the soundsI reply, Besides, a dollar, a pound, a denariiis all the same in the wily, Mrs. Mabb's eye.Its more Antickes and Frets than John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner could let pass.But let bygones be bygones because I do spyMr. Simonelli, so don't be shy, [...]

    18. Like many readers, I was blown away by Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which won both the Hugo and the World Fantasy Award upon its publication in 2005. I was a bit late to the party, not getting to Jonathan Strange until 2013, but within 24 hours of finishing it I was on my way to the library to pick up this short story collection, Clarke’s only other published work. The Ladies of Grace Adieu is a collection of eight stories set in the same universe as Jonat [...]

    19. One of the many things I enjoyed about Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” was the footnotes that would go on at length telling some strange tale about fairies or magic. They were short stories set apart from the main story, but important to the world of the novel nonetheless. “The Ladies of Grace Adieu” is a collection of short stories similar in spirit to the footnotes in “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell”. Susanna Clarke’s ability to write in period [...]

    20. I'd forgotten exactly how wryly amusing Clarke's style can be. It's good to read her again, this time in short story form."The Ladies of Grace Adieu" -- A companion piece to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, featuring Jonathan and Arabella Strange, but only tangentially about them. This is sly and a little creepy; a subtle tale of female revenge and male cruelty/fear."On Lickerish Hill" -- A quirky spin on the "Rumpelstiltskin" tale, in dialect with 17th century spelling (which, at first, was [...]

    21. When I read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, I formed the impression that Susanna Clarke wrote in the style of Trollope. After reading this collection of short stories, I've changed my mind. She's closer to Austen. There is only one wrong story, "On Lickerish Hill", a retelling of a British version of "Rapunzel". In general, the stories add to the world that Clarke created in Strange. My favorite by far is "Mrs Mabb". It is the best story in the collection. "Mrs Mabb" about a woman who rescues [...]

    22. I first read this shortly after finishing Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and I think I was a bit disappointed because I wasn't quite finished with those characters and I really wanted more on the grand and dramatic side. This time around I loved these stories a lot more, it was nice to go more domestic, gentle and in depth in the world created by Susanna Clarke, especially as I loved the amount of footnote asides in JS&MN. I'd expect that Clarke could probably write three or four more coll [...]

    23. Surely Susanna Clarke was destined to be a one-note wonder, right? The wonderful Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was the one good book she had in her, and it was clear that she'd spend decades fretting over and not working on her next novel and never get around to completing complete it. Because otherwise, it's just not fair.Or at the very least, there's no way she could be good at the short form. It'd totally trip her up, yeah? I mean her novel unspooled so slowly and there were all those frea [...]

    24. This is an interesting collection of tales based on the world created within Clarke's Strange and Norrell novel. The title story is probably my favourite out of all of them as it seems to capture the real power and age of traditional magic and the strength of Clarke's female characters far better than some of the other stories (and makes fun of Strange and Norrell a little, which pleased me greatly). The other stories are quite engrossing but there is less magic and mystery about them, although [...]

    25. As I was reading this while waiting for brakework on my car to be completed, I really couldn't start bashing my brains in with the hardback first edition in front of other sensitive types. Yes I was upset, and yes I kept looking down at my krispy kremes wondering if I should power through them early in an attack of emotional eating. If you want to read a terrible, simply hideous, attempt at pastiche of phaeries, pharisees, faeries and more fairies all means, reade on. Otherwise, throwe thise mes [...]

    26. The notion that a fairy tale is only meant for an audience of children is naïve. While I was reading this book, an acquaintance with a great deal of (feigned) interest asked me what I was reading. When I replied that it was a collection of fairy tales, the look that accompanied the person’s response of ‘Oh’ could be translated as – ‘the poor sod, I guess a couple of screws are loose somewhere in his head’. Can’t blame him for this ! The stories by the Grimm brothers and Hans Chris [...]

    27. Susanna Clarke, por extraño que parezca, solo ha publicado dos libros: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel (2004) y, el que reseño a continuación, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories (2006). Y digo extraño porque tras leer una novela tan magníficamente construida como la opera prima de Clarke, uno esperaría, no sé, que la autora hubiera seguido publicando regularmente. O, mejor dicho, uno desearía que hubiera seguido publicando regularmente. Pero cuando comencé a buscar otros libros [...]

    28. 3.5 out of 5Susanna Clarke's writing is beautiful. I'm impressed by her mastery of words, her engaging narrative voice, and her ability to create a mysteriously eerie atmosphere of 18th-19th century England, as well as to build an alternative world of magic and fairies, entirely through plot and dialogue.The stories in this collection are peculiar, elegant, dark, and often humorous. However, I had a rather disappointing start because the very first story, "The Ladies of Grace Adieu," turned out [...]

    29. To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with this book. Clarke's novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, was fantastic. This collection of stories, on the other hand, was a bit silly, fairly boring, and generally not at all entertaining in the way that the novel was. A few of the stories, especially towards the end, captured that same flair for wit, humor, and imaginative world-building. The rest were, sadly, just plain boring. And while I love the conceit she has in both works of them being pre [...]

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