Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale

By Mark Helprin

  • Release Date: 2005-06-01
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 3.5
From 227 Ratings
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Now a major motion picture A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. “This a gifted writer’s love affair with the language” (Newsday).


  • Change The Cover!

    By CubsWin!
    I love this novel dearly, but I HATE it when Apple and/or iBooks updates the book cover for a movie tie-in. Why not appease true literature lovers for a change & change to cover back to the beautiful artwork the author intended. I never saw the movie, nor will I.
  • What the?

    By Goosermd
    I am a voracious reader, with fairly broad tastes. But I had to struggle through this entire book. And at the end, I still had no idea what the hell happened. Don't waste your time or money.
  • A blizzard of words looking for a story

    By foie gras
    A movie from THIS? You've got to be kidding.
  • best novel ever written

    By jrm4444
    This is by far my favorite novel... I downloaded a copy for my iPhone so I can re-read it on the go. Unfortunately, I noticed several typos in the prologue and in the first several chapters that were not present in the hard copy of the novel. I wondered if those typos were present in the first edition of the novel and this electronic version was a port of that and not the most recent edition, but the typos are not present in the hard copy of my first edition. I checked the Nook site and there are no typos present in that version. Has anyone else encountered this problem with other novels on this app store? Regardless, this is by far the best novel I have ever read and I encourage you to read it :-)
  • Absolutely stunning.

    By David Schwingle
    A feast. It will live with you forever.
  • Imaginative, enthralling and by far my favorite book

    By Rccola...
    My dad introduced me to this book when I was in high school and every time I read it it still captures my imagination and I can't put it down. Riveting.
  • A Modern Classic

    By mutecypher
    To me, this ranks above even John Crowley's wonderful works as a modern American Fantasy. The prose, the characters, the peoples, the winters of New York (and upstate) are pristine, breathtaking, alive, beautiful, and compelling. If you want a story full of transcendent moments, with characters of love and decency, this is a novel for you.