- Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385490445
- ISBN-13: 978-0385490443
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.8 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 102 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #921,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alias Grace: A Novel Paperback – 2000
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“Brilliantly realized, intellectually provocative and maddeningly suspenseful.”
“Atwood confirms her status as the outstanding novelist of our age.”
–Sunday Times (U.K.)
“Atwood not only crafts an eerie, unsettling tale of murder and obsession, but also a stunning portrait of the lives of women in another time.”
“A masterpiece…perhaps Atwood’s best, most important novel to date.”
“A great book of such wit, wisdom and dazzling storytelling that it leaves me in no doubt that Atwood is the most outstanding novelist currently writing in English.”
–Sydney Morning Herald
“Atwood’s humor has never been slyer, her command of complex material more adept, her eroticism franker.…This is a stupendous performance. . . .”
“[Atwood] has surpassed herself, writing with a glittering, singing intensity.…”
–New York Review of Books
“Stunning.…Atwood is in perfect control. And her fusion of real events and fiction is as contemporary as it is ingenious.”
“A rare and splendid novel that pulls you in and won’t let go.…”
–Washington Post Book World
“Atwood’s imaginative control of her period flows, irresistible and superb.…[She] has pushed the art to its extremes and the result is devastating. This, surely, is as far as a novel can go.”
–Independent on Sunday (U.K.)
“Seductive, beautifully articulated.…Brilliantly conceived and executed.…”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“A sublime read.…As satisfying as the best whodunit.”
–London Free Press
“An absorbing and brilliantly told story.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
"Brilliantly realized, intellectually provocative and maddeningly suspenseful."
"Written by a great novelist whose capacity to surprise, to challenge and to infuse her fictions with the surge and pulse of existence never fails."
-The Times --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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It is an accurate portrayal, among other things, of a time in Ontario before automobiles, electricity, cinema and paved rural highways. It is a retelling of the double murder in Richmond Hill in the eighteen fifties for which one perpetrator was hanged and the other, Grace Marks, while sentenced to death, initially, was commuted to life imprisonment. The question throughout the book: was she really guilty at all? It is a fictional account but rings veraciously and realistically true to the reader. There’s a little violence and a bit of romance or maybe I should just classify it as eroticism but it holds ones interest from page to page. A really interesting read.
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