Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Learn more Learn more Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 16 July 2011
A novel set in Victorian times, published in 1969, and narrated by an author suffused with mid-20th century ideas. It tells the story of a love affair, and one for which the author write three different endings.

Coming to this after reading "The Crimson Petal and the White" and "The Children's Book", the concept of writing a novel which reflects both the 19th century and a modern take on the life of the time is no longer unfamiliar - bold and unexpected as it must have been when Fowles wrote it - and a startling and ambitious departure after the two very different masterpieces of The Magus and The Collector. While the multiple endings are of interest, perhaps there is nothing so new there - Great Expectations has two in modern editions, and there are the cancelled chapters of Persuasion...

So - while this undoubtedly holds the attention - I was a little disappointed overall. But then my expectations had been very high.
2 people found this helpful
|11 Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.1 out of 5 stars