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Little, Big

John Crowley

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Fantasy Masterworks, Fiction, Fantasy

A magical, funny, eloquent, unforgettable fantasy about a house filled with enchantment and the strange folk who inhabit it. Introduction by Graham Sleight.

Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It's filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets.

Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness.

Crowley's work has a special alchemy - mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD, LITTLE, BIG is eloquent, sensual, funny and unforgettable, a true Fantasy Masterwork.


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Praise for Little, Big

  • There are some people - and I'm one of them - for whom life consists only of passing the time between novels by John Crowley

  • A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy

  • I think Crowley is so good that he has left everybody else in the dust

  • Ambitious, dazzling, strangely moving, a marvellous magic-realist family chronicle - WASHINGTON POST

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John Crowley

John Crowley (1942 - )
John Crowley was born in Maine in 1942 and grew up in Vermont, Kentucky and Indiana before moving to New York and taking up work in documentary films - an occupation he still pursues alongside his writing. The Deep, his first SF novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. With the publication of Little, Big in 1981 he won the World Fantasy Award and was shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula and BSFA Awards.

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