The Gift Edition
By Neil Gaiman
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780062200396, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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This special gift edition will be beautifully packaged in a smaller trim size with a one-piece fine cloth case, a gold-stamped cover, and a whimsical interior design, featuring a frontispiece illustration and line chapter opener ornamentation by noted artist Charles Vess. It will also contain an introductory note by Neil Gaiman.
Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forestereven fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie . . . and the most exhilarating adventure of the young man's life.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dark and miraculousa quest for true love and the utterly impossible.
Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.
“A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”
“Strange...marvelous...Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”
“Eminently readable---a charming piece of work.”
-Washington Post Book World
“Beautiful, memorable . . . A book full of marvels.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A charming comic romance.”
-Dayton Daily News
“A wonderful novel . . . A pleasure to read.”
“Delightful...a strange yet wonderful story.”
-Grand Rapids Press
“His finest work yet...Sometimes sparse, sometimes witty, often lyrical...prose as smooth as 12-year-old scotch.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Marvelous adventures . . . magical and fun.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”
“The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Thrilling . . . Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”
-Dallas Morning News
“[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure . . . a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”
-Detroit Free Press
“A wonderful tale . . . mythic.”
-Denise Hamilton, Romantic Times BOOKclub
“[A] beautiful book, and most of all, perfect for all ages.”
-Desicritics.org on STARDUST