Freddy and Fredericka

Freddy and Fredericka

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A New York Times bestseller by Mark Helprin, author of Winter's Tale , which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connelly

Mark Helprin's legions of devoted readers cherish his timeless novels and short stories, which are uplifting in their conviction of the goodness and resilience of the human spirit. Freddy and Fredericka --a brilliantly refashioned fairy tale and a magnificently funny farce--only seems like a radical departure of form, for behind the laughter, Helprin speaks of leaps of faith and second chances, courage and the primacy of love. Helprin's latest work, an extraordinarily funny allegory about a most peculiar British royal family, is immensely mocking of contemporary monarchy and yet deeply sympathetic to the individuals caught in its lonely absurdities.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780143037255
Characteristics: 553 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 10, 2011

A unique and strange story, but a fun and enjoyable one. Some of the writing got a bit heavy and tangled up in detail, but otherwise, it's a really excellent book.

Icicle Aug 25, 2009

A humerous satire of the lives of the british royalty - specifically Charles and Diana without the marriage issues. This book is hilarious, but full of thinly veiled social commentary that will have you nodding as well as laughing. It's a silly but gripping book.


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