Little, Big (Paperback)

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There are classic books that are worthy of reading more than once in a lifetime such as Lord of the Rings, Beloved, Catcher in the Rye, Possession, etc. Little, Big is on that list. This is an epic work of fiction that has such an amazing sense of place filled with details so remarkable I found myself rereading page after page. I have a hardcover copy that I keep near my bed and often pick it up and just start reading at any random place. It is the tale of a family history and the making of a house, filled with magic and wonder. This is not, however, a quick read. It should be savored and poured over and every word fully digested. This will go down as one of the greatest fantasy novels of the 20th century. — Whitney Kaaz


John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

About the Author

John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061120053
ISBN-10: 0061120057
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 17th, 2006
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: P.S.
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