Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...
MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1048261,163 (4.38)20
In the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Bell is growing up at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland, where she has been kept from the world by her adoring father, Lord Henry Bell, owing to a mysterious condition. Charlotte, strong and insatiably curious, revels in the moorlands, and has learned the treacherous and healing ways of the bog from the old hired man, Byrn, whose own origins are shrouded in mystery. Her idyllic existence is shadowed by the magnificent portrait on the landing in Fayne House which depicts her mother, a beautiful Irish-American heiress, holding Charlotte's brother, Charles Bell. Charlotte has grown up with the knowledge that her mother died in giving birth to her, and that her older brother, Charles, the long-awaited heir, died soon afterwards at the age of two. When Charlotte's appetite for learning threatens to exceed the bounds of the estate, her father breaks with tradition and hires a tutor to teach his daughter "as you would my son, had I one." But when Charlotte and her tutor's explorations of the bog turn up an unexpected artefact, her father announces he has arranged for her to be cured of her condition, and her world is upended. Charlotte's passion for knowledge and adventure will take her to the bottom of family secrets and to the heart of her own identity.… (mais)
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 20 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 8 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
Fayne is as close to literary magic as it gets. What an incredibly complex and well-written book! It is epic. After the last page, which I read at 4 am cause I just couldn't put this down, I thought this deserved a standing ovation.
Fayne is massive, more than 700 pages, and like the isolated estate whose name it bears, it is full of secrets and mystery. It is by no means perfect, but nature prefers making things different, not perfect by human standards, as one of the characters states in the book.

Charlotte Bell is a daughter of a seclusive aristocrat growing up on this ancient estate in the late 19th century, hidden from the world due to her "condition". She grows up thirsty for knowledge, hoping to one day be admitted to a university where she could continue her studies despite such a thing being unheard of for women of her social class. Charlotte's mother is a rich American heiress, who we learn about in letters she wrote as a young bride. She supposedly died after giving birth to Charlotte, soon after the death of her elder brother Charles. Other characters living at Fayne and Charlotte's spinster aunt living in Edinburgh also have their secrets that will slowly start to unfold.

There are many characters in the story, all very well-developed. There are also some great, unexpected twists. The big twist concerning the main character was not that difficult to guess, but it didn't take away the magic of the story. The atmosphere is phenomenal, almost gothic and fairytale-like at the same time while at Fayne, but we are often pulled out and thrown into the real world.

The range of topics Fayne covers is very broad, in the tradition of great Victorian novels; science, social class, traditional roles, class, morality, marriage, education... Had there been trigger warnings about it, I might have never picked it up. Some parts were very difficult to read due to the emotion bursting from the pages. But, I am so glad I did. ( )
  ZeljanaMaricFerli | Mar 4, 2024 |
In the late 19th century, 12-year old Charlotte lives with her father at Fayne (in Scotland or England). Her mother died in childbirth and her brother died when she was young, as well (Charlotte does not remember her brother). Charlotte is extremely smart and her father hires a tutor for her (who is initially perturbed that he was brought to tutor a girl). She wants to attend university.

This did not turn out as I’d expected. It was very long and I’m rating it ok. There were parts I liked (more toward the beginning of the book), but whenever we switched perspectives, I felt like I was starting over (even though after the first couple of times, we were mostly going back and continuing from where the last switch left off), and wasn’t interested for the first bit (of every switch). It took time to get interested again, but just as that happened, we switched again.

So, the other perspective is Charlotte’s mother. I honestly didn’t find this nearly as interesting, overall, as Charlotte herself. Though, after a bit, I was interested (then… switch!). Clarissa (Charlotte’s aunt) was a piece of work, wow! I didn’t like her from the start. The end was a bit weird: Did Charlotte live to about 140 years old!? ( )
  LibraryCin | Jan 13, 2024 |
Loved it. Such beautiful writing and complex characters. Characters where you can hate their actions and deliberate ignorance yet love their motivations or their strength in one particular area.

The story reminded me of the writing of Dickens and the Bronte sisters. The writing is gothic with all the trappings of that genre -- a "castle", an ancient prophecy, women in distress, a beast within, high tension and stormy weather. Yet it deals with very 21st century issues of inclusion, intersex and homosexual rights and the freedom to be who you are.

It is about duality. A county that is in neither England or Scotland but somehow in both. Charlotte and Charles who exist in one person and who wants acknowledgement of their duality.

There were aspects of magical realism that, for me, weren't necessary: Byrn, regeneration, extended lives. There were times when modern sensibilities snuck into the Victoria time period: having Fayne declared a person, accepting titles such as Lord Charlotte and Lady Charles. And the ending seemed to, paradoxically, move too quickly and drag on a bit. But none of that mattered by the end of the book because of the engrossing story so richly populated with great characters and told in amazing writing. ( )
  LynnB | Jun 25, 2023 |
A book of compassion - and the horrible things men do to women. ( )
  VictorHalfwit | Jun 7, 2023 |
This is a story of a young girl who slowly unravels the mystery of her life and the legacy of her home in a mansion straddling the English/Scottish border. It is a book of history and magic. Well written and keeps you wanting more. ( )
  chapterthree | Jun 5, 2023 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 8 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
In Fayne, MacDonald has succeeded in crafting a narrative that maintains a propulsive pace throughout its whopping seven-hundred-plus pages. Unfortunately, it sometimes sacrifices in-depth investigations of the nuances of gender, sexuality and identity that feel central to this story in favour of creating suspense. ...Fayne is a mammoth book with momentum. Lovers of Victorian gothic fiction will appreciate how MacDonald pays homage to the genre both through the novel’s vividly eerie setting, and the allusions to many of the classics peppered throughout. However, in places it feels as though the protagonist’s intersexuality is used as a plot device and that makes it difficult to fully believe in Charlotte as a character, and to appreciate the rich world MacDonald has created
 
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
I am different. Let this not upset you. --Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus, Bombastus Von Hohenheim, A.R.A. Paracelsus
As a courtesy to those whose sole aim in opening this book be to obtain an answer to the question most often posed me, to wit, "What is the secret of long life coupled with mental vigour?"; and to spare them fruitless perusal of these pages, herewith my answer: I am immortal.

The latter assertion may cause the reader to question my claim to "mental vigour"; but where is the proof that I am mortal? I have not yet died. And if you are reading this, neither have you.
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Comprising upwards of twelve-thousand acres of swelling moorland, the estate of Fayne is situated on the southern border of Scotland -- or the northern border of England, as the case may be.
"Father, I have an idea."
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
LCC Canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

In the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Bell is growing up at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland, where she has been kept from the world by her adoring father, Lord Henry Bell, owing to a mysterious condition. Charlotte, strong and insatiably curious, revels in the moorlands, and has learned the treacherous and healing ways of the bog from the old hired man, Byrn, whose own origins are shrouded in mystery. Her idyllic existence is shadowed by the magnificent portrait on the landing in Fayne House which depicts her mother, a beautiful Irish-American heiress, holding Charlotte's brother, Charles Bell. Charlotte has grown up with the knowledge that her mother died in giving birth to her, and that her older brother, Charles, the long-awaited heir, died soon afterwards at the age of two. When Charlotte's appetite for learning threatens to exceed the bounds of the estate, her father breaks with tradition and hires a tutor to teach his daughter "as you would my son, had I one." But when Charlotte and her tutor's explorations of the bog turn up an unexpected artefact, her father announces he has arranged for her to be cured of her condition, and her world is upended. Charlotte's passion for knowledge and adventure will take her to the bottom of family secrets and to the heart of her own identity.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (4.38)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5 1
4 8
4.5 7
5 7

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 204,430,721 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível