Falling Angels PDF by Tracy Chevalier

Falling Angels PDF by Tracy Chevalier

Falling Angels

Set in London at the turn of the last century, Falling Angels is a masterful, moving, and beautifully written novel from the author The Orlando Sentinel called as attentive to the details of daily living as Jane Austen and Edith Wharton ever were A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901 Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the Set in London at the turn of the last century, Falling Angels is a masterful, moving, and beautifully written novel from the author The Orlando Sentinel called as attentive to the details of daily living as Jane Austen and Edith Wharton ever were A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901 Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria s death, teeter on the brink of a new era The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends And, even unsuitably, become involved with the gravedigger s muddy son.As the girls grow up, as the new king changes social customs, as a new, forward thinking era takes wing, the lives and fortunes of the two families become and closely intertwined neighbors in life as well as death.Against a gas lit backdrop of social and political history, Tracy Chevalier explores the prejudices and flaws of a changing time A novel that is at once elegant, daring, original, and compelling, Falling Angeles is a splendid follow up to the book The New York Times called marvelously evocative and The Wall Street Journal deemed triumphant

Title : Falling Angels
Author :  Tracy Chevalier
Language : English
Isbn : 0525945814
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 256 pages

Rating: 4.3

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