The book is narrated by Beverley, looking back on his experiences one summer in Prince Edward Island. Sarah, known throughout this novel as The Story Girl, is exceptionally gifted at telling stories, spinning tales that captivate the other children living on the island.
Probably no writer of stories for the young ever equalized Hans Christian Andersen; certainly none ever succeeded as he has done in reproducing the nameless charm of the real fairy tale which springs up without an author among the people.
From the bestselling author of the "Autobiography of Henry VIII", "Memoirs of Cleopatra", and "Mary, Called Magdalene" among others, comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships"; the mythical woman who was Helen of Troy.
When Through the Looking Glass was published in 1871 as a sequel to the previous masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland readers were as delighted with that book as they were with Lewis Carroll's previous volume. In the topsy-turvy world that lies beyond the looking-glass, Alice meets such...