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12 edition of The Djinn in the Nightingale"s Eye found in the catalog.

The Djinn in the Nightingale"s Eye

Five Fairy Stories

by A. S. Byatt

  • 42 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Random House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories,
  • Fiction,
  • Byatt, A.S. - Prose & Criticism,
  • Fantasy - Epic,
  • England,
  • Short stories,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fairy tales,
  • Fantasy fiction,
  • Fantasy fiction, English

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7698716M
    ISBN 100679420088
    ISBN 109780679420088

      Random House. Hardcover. pages. From: the public library Recommended by: Eva of A Striped Armchair in her Assembling my Atheneum post about A. S. Byatt. She recommended The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye for Byatt newbies who wanted to start with something shorter than the well-known but hefty Possession.. Review: The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye is a collection of .   The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye by A. S. Byatt, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

    Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Djinn In The Nightingale's Eye at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(10). The book is not new, but the style reads vintage, think full-scentences, and scarce-slang. It's refreshing to realize someone can still write like this. It's lovely prose. If you read her more famous book, "Possession" then you know, Ms Byatt is capable of writing in the style of 19th century authors/5(13).

    Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself. Book Details.   The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A S Byatt, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).


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The Djinn in the Nightingale"s Eye by A. S. Byatt Download PDF EPUB FB2

She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in Cited by: 8.

The titular story comprises the second half of the book, a novella that implements such a significant shift in tone and craft as to make the collection feel incongruous. The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye is stuffy and dry by comparison. Four short stories precede The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, /5.

Glowing with narrator Virginia Leishman's finely tuned phrasing, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye is the perfect introduction to A.S. Byatt, an author who continues to receive international awards and acclaim. Her wondrous fairy tales are iridescent stories full of spells, marvelous creatures, and beautiful princesses/5(34).

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Five Fairy Tales. on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(27). The Djinn In The Nightingale’s Eye A S Byatt’s fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction.

The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye book Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION – ‘The Glass Coffin’ and ‘Gode’s Tale’ of the Breton Naie des Trepasses – to be published separately. However "The Dijinn in the Nightingale's Eye" is exceptional. In this story, Gillian, a middleaged scholar is in Istanbul for a conference of experts on myths, legends, and fairy tales.

Her husband has divorced her after their two daughters had grown and left home/5(27). The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye is a collection of mythical short stories by British novelist A. Byatt. The collection includes two short stories, "The Glass Coffin" and "Gode's Story" in the novel Possession, and the titular story "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" was Author: A.

Byatt. Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Still excerpting the short story fairy-tale collection by AS Byatt (my favorite – obviously!) – called The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye – This excerpt is from the title story.

And it’s the last story in the book. _The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye_ is a collection of five stories, or more accurately, four stories and a novella, since the title story is actually quite long; it takes up half the book.

First we have "The Glass Coffin", which is excerpted from the novel _Possession_/5(23). So far as I can tell, the Djinn story is the only original thing in this book. The other stories are lifted from her novels in truncated form, kind of pasted in to inflate the size into a book rather than the single story of the title; this is a bit cheap/5(18).

‎The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty sho 1/5(1).

A. Byatt is the author of numerous novels, including The Children’s Book, The Biographer’s Tale, and Possession, which was awarded the Booker Prize. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels & Insects, five collections of /5(4). The title novella in A.S. Byatt's new collection of tales, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, presents the movement of one character into this multiple realm of viewing, in which nothing ever quite reattaches.

(I ought to mention that A.S. Byatt contributed an essay on a related subject to a collection I've just edited.). The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye is an engaging collection of adult fairy tales that are a delight to read. Byatt has a wonderful way with the English language.

Her writing is delicate and precise without being too precious. "The Story of the Eldest Princess," "The Glass Coffin," and "Dragon's Breath" are my by: 8. About The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye. The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine–a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling–and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar.

_The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye_ is a collection of five stories, or more accurately, four stories and a novella, since the title story is actually quite long; it takes up half the book. First we have "The Glass Coffin", which is excerpted from the novel _Possession_/5.

The pacing of the first four stories is quite characteristic of fairy tales – quick or at least not dreadfully slow – but The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye  brings the pace to a screeching halt and crawl.

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye A.S. Byatt The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty.

The title story, The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye, a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of story-telling itself. Publisher's Summary Glowing with narrator Virginia Leishman’s finely tuned phrasing, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye is the perfect introduction to A.S.

Byatt, an author who continues to receive international awards and acclaim. Her wondrous fairy tales are iridescent stories full of spells, marvelous creatures, and beautiful princesses.

3. Discover Books via United States: Hardcover, ISBN Publisher: Random House, Good. The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye: Five Fairy Sto/5(K).A. S. Byatt is famed for her short fiction, collected in Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, and The Djinn in the Nightingale's full-length novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession and the trilogy sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower.

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye Five Fairy Stories (Book): Byatt, A. S.: The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul.