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by Joanne Harris

Free eBook Sleep, Pale Sister; A Gothic Tale download ISBN: 009927051X
Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Arrow Books (1994)
Language: English
Pages: 352
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
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Rating: 4.1
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Sleep, Pale Sister combines the ethereal beauty of a Pre-Raphaelite painting with a chilling high gothic tale and is a testament to Harris's brimming cornucopia of talents.

Sleep, Pale Sister combines the ethereal beauty of a Pre-Raphaelite painting with a chilling high gothic tale and is a testament to Harris's brimming cornucopia of talents. I am as brown as brown can be, And my eyes as black as sloe; I am as brisk as brisk can be, And wild as forest doe. (The Child Ballads, 295). So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge.

Sleep, Pale Sister book. Sleep, Pale Sister combines the ethereal beauty of a Pre-Raphaelite painting with a chilling high gothic tale and is a testament to Harris's brimming cornucopia of talents.

A gothic tale set in 19th-century London, by the author of The Evil Seed.

Author: Joanne Harris. A gothic tale set in 19th-century London, by the author of The Evil Seed. A domineering and puritanical artist finds, in nine-year-old Effie, the perfect model he has been seeking, and she later becomes his wife. But Effie is drawn into a dangerous underworld of vice, blackmail and murder.

Other Books by Joanne Harris. God, that most exquisite of torturers, will deign to give me a little time to write the tale which I shall take with me to my cold cell under the earth-no colder, surely, than this corpse I inhabit, this wilderness of the soul

Other Books by Joanne Harris. God, that most exquisite of torturers, will deign to give me a little time to write the tale which I shall take with me to my cold cell under the earth-no colder, surely, than this corpse I inhabit, this wilderness of the soul. Oh, He is a jealous God: pitiless as only immortals can be, and when I cried out for Him in my filth and suffering He smiled and replied in the words He gave to Moses from the burning bush: I Am That I Am. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Joanne Harris Sleep, Pale Sister To Kevin, again Introduction Manuscript, from the estate of Henry Paul Chester January, 1881As I look at my name and the letters which follow it I am filled with a vast blankness. As if this Henry Chester, painter, twice exhibited at the Royal Academy, were not myself but some ill-defined figment of somebody’s imagination, the cork to a bottle containing a genie of delicate malevolence that.

Sleep, Pale Sister, a powerful, atmospheric and blackly gothic evocation of Victorian artistic life, was originally published before Joanne Harris achieved worldwide recognition with Chocolat. In nine-year-old Effie he finds her.

Joanne Harris Biography - Joanne Harris is an acclaimed contemporary . Four years later she published her second novel, titled Sleep, Pale Sister.

Joanne Harris Biography - Joanne Harris is an acclaimed contemporary English writer who writes under mixed genres, such as magic realism and gastromance. The book clearly traces the development in her writing style from a pastiche of horror story to literary ghost story. It was not until the release of her third novel, Chocolat, that she gained immense popularity. It is a darkly magical modern folk-tale centered on a chocolate shop owner, Vianne Rocher. The book topped the Sunday Times bestseller list.

Joanne Harris him implicitly

Joanne Harris him implicitly. I had seen him watching; I knew he would come for me. Days passed, and Henry moved back to his studio to work. He already had enough studies of Mose, and was eager to transfer his initial idea on to canvas

Joanne Harris - Sleep, Pale Sister. A gothic tale set in 19th-century London, by the author of "The Evil Seed".

Joanne Harris - Sleep, Pale Sister.

User reviews
Xirmiu
I've read this book many times now... it's funny because the first time through I had to make myself finish it. It was a little hard to read- there are times when it makes your skin crawl. It moved at a rather slow pace at first, so I had to just keep reading. It gets really interesting though- the characters are all so deep. You're disgusted, sympathetic and fond of them at times. By the end, there had been so many different twists that I felt like I had stepped into a different book almost without realizing. If you're interested in this book, get it! It's rough at first but by the end it's completely worth it. It's very dark, but characters like Effie, even though she is the main "victim," really make you examine different angles of the story. Fantastic book!
Tansino
I usually read crime thrillers - this book was different from the beginning but had come recommended by my daughter. Once I started I couldn't wait to get back to it - and there WAS a crime after all. A fabulous and unusual book - give it a try, you won't be disappointed. I now have a friend devouring it too. I will follow up with Joanne Harris' other books to see if she can keep up the good writing.
saafari
If you're looking for her typical formula (the meddling stranger comes to town, fixes everything, happy ending) you won't find it in this book. Although I guess a happy ending can be a matter of perspective. This is a dark, metaphysical tale with multiple puppeteers pulling the strings to get what they desire.
Agalen
Couldn't finish it
Hadadel
I read this book because it was written by Joanne Harris and I have so far like everything written by her. Sleep pale sister is told in narrative by several different characters, with their views on what is happening, which is different from the other characters idea of the situation. It will keep you interested all the way to the end.
RuTGamer
I bought this book on the advice of a member of my Tarot group. She said that there were several instances of Tarot readings and such. I'm very grateful that she recommended it because it was a fabulous read!

"Sleep, Pale Sister" is a dreamy drug of a book, an ethereally written Gothic sort of ghost story that had me enthralled for several late nights. Magic, Tarot readings and a nice touch of the supernatural add yummy cayenne to this unique story of the wealthy artist, Henry Chester, and his young model, Effie, who becomes his wife at the tender age of 17, although she became his model many years before. Though Henry keeps Effie drugged with laudanum, she manages to find a cad of a lover in Moses Harper, a rival carpetbagger of a painter who introduces Effie to Fannie Miller, the occult madam of a brothel that Henry visits every Thursday. The characters are excellent as is the engaging plot.

I won't give away any more of the plot, but let me just warn you that this book is not for the faint of heart. Try it, you might like it!!!
FRAY
okay but not memorable
I am a huge fan of Joanne Harris' work. The first book of hers that I read was "5 quarters of the orange" and I LOVED it. I began reading all of the works that I could, which I enjoyed, but they never stood up to 5 Quarters. In "Sleep, Pale Sister" I have finally been able to find that same immersive book experience. I LOVED IT!