A Great and Terrible Beauty (Hardcover)

By Libba Bray

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780385730280, 416pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/8/2003)
Digital Audiobook (2/23/2004)
Paperback (3/22/2005)
Compact Disc (9/25/2007)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged (1/16/2004)
Prebound (3/22/2005)
Paperback (5/2/2006)
Audio Cassette (1/28/2004)
Library Binding (12/9/2003)

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It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

About the Author

Libba Bray is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, comprised of "A Great and Terrible Beauty, ""Rebel Angels, " and "The Sweet Far Thing." She is also the author of "Beauty Queens" and "Going Bovine, " which won the Michael L. Printz Award. Libba lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, son, and two cats. Visit her at libbabray.com. "From the Trade Paperback edition."