Little, Big

3.85 avg rating
( 8,338 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060937935: Little, Big

Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Crowley is the author of the novels Daemonomania;Love and Sleep; Aegypt; Little, Big; The Deep; Beasts; and Engine Summer, as well as a collection of novellas titled Novelty. A recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, he is an adjunct professor at Yale University. He lives with his family in northern Massachusetts.

Review:

''A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy.'' --Ursula K. Le Guin

''Crowley is generous, obsessed, fascinating, gripping. Really, I think Crowley is so good that he has left everybody else in the dust.'' --Peter Straub, award-winning horror fiction author

''Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvelous magic-realist family chronicle.'' --Washington Post

''John Crowley writes sentences of such coruscating magnificence that the rest of the English language has fallen in love with them. I once knew an adverbial clause who was so infatuated with the linguistic beauty of Little, Big that the poor creature pined away into a comma.'' --James Morrow, World Fantasy Award-winning author

''One of my favorite works of modern fantasy, Little, Big, is an amazing tale told in an amazing way. Reading it I felt as if I were watching a high-wire artist: one slip and he would fall into the dreadful net of Twee. Yet Crowley never slips, not upon a single word, and the book grows more powerful with every page.'' --Katharine Kerr, bestselling author

Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvelous magic-realist family chronicle.'' --Washington Post

''John Crowley writes sentences of such coruscating magnificence that the rest of the English language has fallen in love with them. I once knew an adverbial clause who was so infatuated with the linguistic beauty of Little, Big that the poor creature pined away into a comma.'' --James Morrow, World Fantasy Award-winning author

''One of my favorite works of modern fantasy, Little, Big, is an amazing tale told in an amazing way. Reading it I felt as if I were watching a high-wire artist: one slip and he would fall into the dreadful net of Twee. Yet Crowley never slips, not upon a single word, and the book grows more powerful with every page.'' --Katharine Kerr, bestselling author

Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvelous magic-realist family chronicle.'' --Washington Post

''John Crowley writes sentences of such coruscating magnificence that the rest of the English language has fallen in love with them. I once knew an adverbial clause who was so infatuated with the linguistic beauty of Little, Big that the poor creature pined away into a comma.'' --James Morrow, World Fantasy Award-winning author

''One of my favorite works of modern fantasy, Little, Big, is an amazing tale told in an amazing way. Reading it I felt as if I were watching a high-wire artist: one slip and he would fall into the dreadful net of Twee. Yet Crowley never slips, not upon a single word, and the book grows more powerful with every page.'' --Katharine Kerr, bestselling author

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Crowley
Published by Harper Perennial (2002)
ISBN 10: 0060937939 ISBN 13: 9780060937935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060937939

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Crowley, John
Published by Harper Perennial 2002-03-05 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0060937939 ISBN 13: 9780060937935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2002-03-05, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Later Printing Used. 0060937939 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060937939

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Crowley, John
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060937939 ISBN 13: 9780060937935
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ACJBooks
(Staten Island, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060937939 This is a trade paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 161.XM232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.54
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Crowley, John
Published by Harper Perennial (2002)
ISBN 10: 0060937939 ISBN 13: 9780060937935
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060937939

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Crowley, John
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060937939 ISBN 13: 9780060937935
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060937939 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0013914

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds