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by Tanith Lee

eBook White as Snow (Fairy Tale Series) download ISBN: 0312869932
Author: Tanith Lee
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (December 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 319
ePub: 1182 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Literature
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White As Snow (Fairy Tale. has been added to your Cart . Tanith Lee has won multiple World Fantasy Awards, including the 2013 World Fantasy Award Life Time Achievement Award, and she was the first woman to win the August Derleth Award, which she received for her novel Death's Master. Her books include the Tales from the Flat Earth series and The Birthgrave Trilogy for adults, and The Claidi Journals series of children's fantasy books. She has written more than 250 short stories. She lives in England.

Tanith Lee. THAT WINTER, JUST BEFORE MID-WINTER-Mass, Queen Arpazia went out in her former way of the summer, to look for her lover. Draco had sent messengers: he would visit Belgra Demitu for the Mass s the usual uproar of preparation,. Draco had sent messengers: he would visit Belgra Demitu for the Mass s the usual uproar of preparation, which gushed round Arpazia like a swarm of ghosts. She walked from the palace on a glassy morning, when the keen wind brought the smell of snow from the mountains. Dressed in her furs and jewels, she expected, as formerly, no one would challenge her. It shocked her therefore when they did. First guards in the palace, on the terrace walks.

This is simply the finest novelization of a fairy tale. Tanith Lee has created a simply marvelous world where the Snow White tale is retold.

Once upon a time there was a mirror. This is simply the finest novelization of a fairy tale. 08 Ok, so I'm rereading this one again too! A patron was talking to me about books at the library and how sad it was when there was only one book left in the system.

The first post-hiatus book is fantasist extraordinaire Tanith Lee's White as Snow, a retelling of Snow . Drawing on the sex and violence implicit in the original fairy tale, Lee gives a modern, introspective angle to the classic story.

The first post-hiatus book is fantasist extraordinaire Tanith Lee's White as Snow, a retelling of Snow White darkly intertwined with the myth of Demeter and Persephone. And you would be right.

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White As Snow: re-telling of Snow White with Demeter/Persephone myth and 7 deadly sins mixed i. The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley, illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

White As Snow: re-telling of Snow White with Demeter/Persephone myth and 7 deadly sins mixed in. Cool twists on classic stories/fairytales. White As Snow by Tanith Lee from the excellent Fairy Tale Series novels created by Terri Widling. Discover ideas about Tales Series. Find this and others in the series under jSeries: Sisters Grimm. Lexile: Range The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley. The Sisters Grimm series "takes the reader to a world where fairy tales are fact and not everyone is who they seem.

Tanith Lee was born on 19 September 1947 in London, to professional dancers .

Tanith Lee was born on 19 September 1947 in London, to professional dancers Bernard and Hylda Lee. Despite a persistent rumor, she was not the daughter of Bernard Lee (the actor who played "M" in the James Bond series films between 1962 and 1979). According to Mavis Haut who has analyzed Tanith Lee's books to a great degree, Lee has an apparent liking for the transitional character of the bildungsroman. In Birthgrave, the experienced adolescent Uastis-Karrakaz, who is about to enter a male-preferring, adult world, starts out with unusually low self-esteem.

Horror and fantasy veteran Lee, author of such adult fairy tale collections as Red as Blood and Forests of the Night, offers an enticingly dark and seductive reworking of "Snow White" that echoes the macabre ambience of the Brothers Grimm. Journal Entry 2 by jenm at Circle Diner Restaurant, 441 Post Rd. in Fairfield, Connecticut USA on Thursday, November 18, 2004. Arpazia is the aging queen who paces the halls of a warlord's palace.

In a novel-length tale of dark fantasy based on the fairy tale "Snow White," Arpazia and her unwanted daughter, Coira, conceived in violence during the sacking of her Arpazia's father's castle, are lured into the woods by the elder gods, who are seeking to restore their worship in a magical land in which a new religion threatens to transform life for everyone. 15,000 first printing.
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Steel balls
The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros meet the Brothers Grimm. Tyrion Lannister meets Snow White. The Oracle of Delphi meets Alice thourgh the Looking Glass. Buckle your seat belt, this is a bumpy ride!

An evil warlord storms a castle, killing everyone and kidnapping 14 year old princess Arpazia, whom he rapes and subsequently marries. She gives birth to a girl named Coira (white skin, black hair, red lips.) What follows is an unexpected and beautifully written plot. There is a torrid affair with a woodsman, many jealousies and banishings, a magic mirror, encounters with dwarves, torrid affairs with dwarves, a journey into an underground city, old hags, many bastards, sugary apples and much witchery.

I think people should not try to find equal matches and parallels to the fairy tale, nor to the myths of Persephone, Demeter and Hades, all of which influence this story. Instead, read it for what it is. You will either love it or hate it. Expect rapes, abortions, incest, an exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins and other disturbing possibilities. These are themes that fairy tales were originally supposed to be about before their various sanitations by Disney, the B G's, Perrault and others.

This book will not be for everyone, but if you like well written horror, dark retellings and moral ambiguity, don't miss it!
Where do I begin? I don't know, but I will anyway.

This book is beautiful. It is literary magic. The author combined two stories, a myth and a fairy tale to make a strong point about life? none-the-less it was potent. of course you will want to read the reviews that gave this book a 1, but believe me when I say you should give this book a chance. It's dark, twisted, and potently deep. don't believe those who tell you that the characters are hollow, the author had a fine point in making the characters the way they are. You'll meet an array of characters in this story and you can't help but strive to understand why they see and react to things the way they do. If you don't understand the characters then in reality you aren't understanding of others.

Again, I think the story tried to emphasize reality and explain it through a fairy tale, by offering different perspectives.For example, snow white's mother is known as the evil witch, everyone is afarid of her, and you'll hate her yourself, but your job as the reader is to distance yourself while reading and take another approach. Ask your self if you were a 14 year old, naive, gullible girl who had a narrow view of the world, because you had no mother to influence you or lead you, how would you perceive the world after someone violated you? that's my point. I almost forgot why the queen was the way she was, but then I remembered, she had a dark upbringing to begin with, she remained a child of the past, even as she grew. Se felt alone and that fed her grief, hate and tendency of great evil.... she was traumatized

Read the book. It's deep.
This was my first book by Tanith Lee but definitely won't be the last. Her writing has intellectual depth as well as dark emotional vibes. It's kind of like someone distilled all the best things about Goth culture into book form...that's how it was for me anyway.
This story toys with ancient Greek mythology and fairy tales to make something truly original and wonderful. There is even a kind of feminist angle to the story as well as a psychological I said there is real depth here.
That being said it's possible to enjoy it purely as a fantasy novel, it could be respectably mentioned in the same breath as "the hobbit" or any other fantasy classic.
Do yourself a favour and read this!
The newest entry in Terri Windling's "Fairy Tale Series," this loose adaptation and borrowing from the "Snow White" folk tale is Lee's third visit to this story for material, her earlier retellings being the short stories "Red as Blood" and "Snow-Drop." Here the outline of the original story is largely removed, presented loosely and at a distance, elements such as the seven dwarves, the mirror and the murderous jealousy of Snow White's stepmother recontextualized to address darker and more modern themes, as well as explore the psychological aspects present in traditional mythology.
In many ways this is a story that explores and reveals the damage caused by sexual and emotional abuse, both of women and of children, the psychology of victimization which, as another reviewer has stated, causes the main protagonists to exist in an uneasy narrative world of indifference and self deprecation. At times it is difficult for the reader to truly relate emotionally with Lee's characters, but I suspect this is in part the author's intention, to force the reader into the deadening psychological and emotional world of victimization caused by rape and emotional child abuse. While there is an overall and depressing tone of hopelessness and lack of empowerment throughout the narrative, the book's conclusion ends on a note of redemption, despite the ugliness and depravity attending its circumstance. This is not, however, a novel for the emotionally or spiritually weak of heart, and I imagine that the traditional reader of fantasy will not find this tale to their taste, offering a story that is slight of action and is neither obvious in its moral or thematic aspects---any heroic elements are hidden from easy and casual observation.
It will prove helpful to the reader for if they are familiar with the traditional and often disguised themes of folklore (in part here they will be helped here by the marvelous introduction offered by Terri Windling), as well as the symbolisms inherent in the Demeter/Persephone cycle of mythology, the triple aspects of the goddess discussed in Robert Grave's "The White Goddess," and the ritual of the king of the wood found in Frazier's "The Golden Bough," as well as Joseph Campbell's "The Masks of God," among other sources. Also, they will need some acquaintance with the Seven Deadly Sins, here associated with the seven dwarves. While I suppose the story can be read without a clear knowledge of these references, it is doubtful one will be able to fully appreciate or comprehend the author's intention without at least some knowledge of Lee's metaphoric and symbolic use of these story elements.
This is a tale largely bound to its use of metaphor and symbolism, requiring some mental exercise, and as such maintains a certain intellectual distance from its evolving storyline. Because of this, the narrative and story elements, combined with the author's choice of characters, remained to a degree emotionally aloof for me, never completely engaging. In terms of adult retellings or modern inventions of the traditional fairy tale, I much prefer the work of Patricia McKillip, where the narrative is not so subsumed by intellectual contextualization. Nonetheless, this is a well-written and thoughtful work, which will appeal to those who enjoy gleaning their reading through metaphoric staging.
watching to future
Someone suggested I read it, unfortunately I've gotten to chapter two and couldn't seem to finish it. My major issue is the fact that it jumps around way too much. Other minor problem the mother is too self pitying for my taste.
Good Book