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Stardust (1999)

di Neil Gaiman

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The story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand, he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her. Young adult.
Aggiunto di recente daJyothsnamh, Dominique23, SamCam1138, kevn57, Ultrahow, rushe, MikeGun, sianhopper, jessbradley, LegendaBookery
Biblioteche di personaggi celebriTim Spalding
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    norabelle414: Both are hilarious, imaginative fairy tales.
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    MyriadBooks: For, "There is no immortality but a tree's love."
  3. 121
    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making di Catherynne M. Valente (aarti, Jannes)
    Jannes: Gaiman might be inspired by Dunsany and Mirrlees while Valente leans slightly more toward Carroll and Baum, but both of them are modern authors tackling the classic fairytale, both are great stylists, and both books are highly enjoyable.
  4. 101
    The King of Elfland's Daughter di Lord Dunsany (ghilbrae, Haltiamieli, wisemetis)
    Haltiamieli: "Perhaps this book should come with a warning: it is not a reassuring, by-the-numbers fantasy novel, like most of the books with elves, princes, trolls, and unicorns 'between their covers.' This is the real thing." – Neil Gaiman
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    Lud-in-the-Mist di Hope Mirrlees (twilightnocturne, moonstormer, isabelx)
    isabelx: Villages on the borders of Faerie.
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    The Black Cauldron di Lloyd Alexander (Medicinos)
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    keristars: Though Alice is less of a traditional fairy tale type than Stardust, it shares a style and many narrative and plot elements.
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    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell di Susanna Clarke (GreenVelvet, GreenVelvet, GreenVelvet)
    GreenVelvet: Both Stardust and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell are detailed, well-written and riveting explorations of the world of fairie.
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    TeaWren: Quite different really, but along similar general lines. There's a quest, and fairy tales aren't quite what they seem, and it's funny and sad and rather clever.
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    WildMaggie: Stardust is not as dark, but these book share a similar feel and tone.
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This is the first time, I'd read Stardust. Usually I like to read the book then see the film if I liked the book. I almost always like the book better then the film. For some reason, I hadn't known the film was written by Gaiman or I'd have read it first. I really liked the movie, and now many years later when have finally read the book, and enjoyed the adult fairy tale very much. It's fairly short so the characters don't get a lot of development side from the main two, but that's alright a fairy tale is more about the story than the character development and the main character does indeed grow and change as he moves through the story.

But someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again
C.S. Lewis
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  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
Dunstan Thorn is a young man from Wall, England. He goes through the wall (between worlds) to a faerie market that comes to the border every 9 years. He ends up getting a slave woman pregnant and 9 months later, a now married Dunstan is left with his new baby, found at the gap in the wall.

Fast-forward to a young adult Tristran Thorn (Dunstan’s son) who doesn’t seem to fit in his their town of Wall. He is willing to do anything to win the love of the town beauty, Victoria. He claims he will find a fallen star (one they see in the sky one evening) for her and sets off through the wall to find it (none from the town of Wall, besides Tristran’s father ever go across the wall). There are two other groups searching for the fallen star as well.

A group of three witch sisters are searching for the star to cut out its heart to gain eternal youth and beauty. The remaining three sons of the Lord of Stormhold are also searching for it as their father’s necklace is what knocked her out of the sky and she now has the necklace. Whichever brother brings it back will be named the next king. Tristran finds the fallen star, a young woman named Yvaine and the adventures of all three groups intertwine as they try to reach their goals.

Once returning to Wall, Tristran tells Victoria he has found the fallen star but Victoria wants to marry Mr. Monday. Tristran returns to faerie and kisses Yvaine and fulfills a prophecy that sets the slave woman free. The slave woman, also Tristran’s mother, ends up being the only daughter of the Lord of Stormhold, making Tristran an heir. Tristran who has the fallen star and the necklace ends up ruling Stormhold.

Although it is an adult novel, I would recommend this book to adults and young adults alike. It can appeal to a variety of readers because it holds a variety of aspects and genres in its plotline. The mystery of the land beyond the wall and the adventures of the people who live there could interest readers who enjoy those genres. For those who like fantasy there are witches, fallen stars who are people, faeries, magic, and flying pirates in the sky. It has action and some violence as the sons of the Lord of Stormhold kill each other off to win the crown. It has romance as Yvaine and Tristran fall in love throughout the novel’s story. With so many genres, this can appeal to many readers, however I would suggest readers who are 13 as some of the violent content may be more suitable for older readers.

For more information on Neil Gaiman - https://www.neilgaiman.com/
For information on the Stardust novel and movie comparisons - https://feastsandflicks.livejournal.com/3972.html ( )
  mwolf0804 | Oct 24, 2021 |
An utterly charming adult fairy tale, magnificently read by Neil himself.

Despite promises of smut in one negative review, nipples appear only once and briefly at that. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Oct 1, 2021 |
better and different than the movie. ( )
  MorbidLibrarian | Sep 18, 2021 |
Short review: I loved it. Long review: Gaiman's skill at storytelling, the piece that makes his comics and books such a success, is his voice. I mentioned before that his book, "American Gods" was one I didn't like, but I respected him a lot as a writer. Stardust shows why. His tone and voice as a writer walk a very specific and wonderful line between humorous fantasy and serious realism. I liken it to the move "The Princess Bride". Everyone knows the movie is a comedy, but the tone treats its subject seriously... and that's the magic. Stardust is a romantic fantasy filled with unicorns, fallen stars, witches and princes. At the same time, it is a quirksome coming of age story. The writing is strong. The characters are interesting. The adventure isn't cliche or the same old expected fare. With all that going for it the real gem, as I said, is the voice. ( )
  jamestomasino | Sep 11, 2021 |
While the bones of the story (the hero, the quest, the maiden) are traditional, Gaiman offers a tale that is fresh and original. Though the plot begins with disparate threads, by the end they are all tied together and the picture is complete. The resolution is satisfying and complex, proving that there is more to fairy tales than "happily ever after."
aggiunto da Shortride | modificaSchool Library Journal, Susan Salpini
 
This is a refreshingly creative story with appealing characters that manages to put a new twist on traditional fairy-tale themes.
aggiunto da Shortride | modificaLibrary Journal, Laurel Bliss
 
Gaiman gently borrows from many fine fantasists--for starters, from Andersen, Tolkien, Macdonald, and, for the framing device, Christina Rossetti in her "Goblin Market" --but produces something sparkling, fresh, and charming, if not exactly new under the sun. Superb.
aggiunto da Shortride | modificaBooklist, Ray Olson
 
a comic romance, reminiscent of James Thurber's fables, in which even throwaway minutiae radiate good-natured inventiveness. There are dozens of fantasy writers around reshaping traditional stories, but none with anything like Gaiman's distinctive wit, warmth, and narrative energy. Wonderful stuff, for kids of all ages.
aggiunto da Shortride | modificaKirkus Reviews
 

» Aggiungi altri autori (23 potenziali)

Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Gaiman, Neilautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Bartocci, MaurizioTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Boucher, Frédérique LeTraductionautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Dick, BryanNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Hunt, RobertImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Kivimäki, MikaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Klein, ToddProgetto della copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Knudsen, SverreOvers.autore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Krošetskin, MeelisKujundajaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
McGinnis, RobertImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Pék, ZoltánTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Spångberg, YlvaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Vess, CharlesIllustratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
And find
What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.
If thou be'st born to strange sights,
Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
Till age snow white hairs on thee,
Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me,
All strange wonders that befell thee,
And swear,
No where
Lives a woman true and fair.
If thou find'st one, let me know,
Such a pilgrimage were sweet;
Yet do not, I would not go,
Though at next door we might meet,
Though she were true, when you met her,
And last, till you write your letter,
Yet she
Will be
False, ere I come, to two, or three.
- John Donne, 1572-1631
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For Gene and Rosemary Wolfe
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There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.
There was once a young man who wished to win his Heart's Desire.
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Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us.
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The illustrated and unillustrated versions of Stardust are, in fact, substantially the same text. The most notable differences are that some single paragraphs in the illustrated version are separated into two or three in the unillustrated version.

The only reason to consider the two versions to be separate works (though it is not a bad one) is that Charles Vess's many illustrations are a substantial part of the original version.
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The story of young Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand, he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her. Young adult.

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In una fredda sera di ottobre una stella cadente attraversa il cielo e il giovane Tristan, per conquistare la bellissima Victoria, promette di andarla a prendere. Dovrà così oltrepassare il varco proibito nel muro di pietra a est del villaggio e avventurarsi nel bosco dove ogni nove anni si raccoglie un incredibile mercato di oggetti magici. È solo in quell'occasione che agli umani è concesso inoltrarsi nel mondo di Faerie. Tristan non sa di essere stato concepito proprio lì da una bellissima fata dagli occhi viola e da un giovane umano e non sa neppure che i malvagi figli del Signore degli Alti Dirupi sono anche loro a caccia della stella...
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