Falling Angels

Falling Angels

A Novel

Book - 2001
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A  New York Times bestseller

From the author of the international bestseller  Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard,  Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters.

Falling Angels  follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives--wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son-- Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" ( The New York Times Book Review ).
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2001
ISBN: 9780452283206
Branch Call Number: CHEV
Characteristics: 324 p


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Dec 23, 2017

Tracy C. is a great writer and this book is so engrossing I could hardly put it down.
I loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Runaway also, but this is my favorite so far.

multcolib_susannel May 13, 2017

When Queen Victoria dies, a new century is born. What will it bring? Told through the story of two friends, Maude and Lavinia, and their families.

Nov 10, 2015

Wow, this seems to be the only book that might touch on the women's rights movement - the Suffragettes in Britain. With the late release of the excellent film on the subject I see nothing else available at SPL except a few books about the Pankhurst women, which one can more easily find on Wikipedia. This is a very well written view of how women lived during this era of struggle for recognition & equality. Format info does not include the audio download version which is excellent.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

Another gem from the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. Set in Edwardian England, two young girls meet in a cemetery on the eve of Queen Victoria’s death. Although they come from different classes, and families with very different social values, the girls become fast friends. As they grow up the world around them changes, women begin their fight for more freedom, and the stuffiness of the Victorian age comes to a close.

Aggie3 Jun 28, 2014

Loved this book! Great read. Tracy Chevalier is able to transport the reader right in the center of the action. This is the author to bring you historical fiction at it's finest.

sharonb122 Feb 05, 2013

This is one of my favorite books of all time. the descriptions of Victorian England practices for death and mourning were facinating as well as the women's rights issues. Characters were well written and compelling. Would read it again.

One of my favourite books, Tracy Chevalier is a wonderful writer.

Dec 07, 2011

Amazingly beautiful story telling.

Feb 27, 2010

Interesting period book

Aug 26, 2005

Two families meet on the day after Queen Victoria?s death in the graveyard at neighboring graves to mourn family members. A friendship begins between the two young girls and the grave digger?s son is becomes the center of the story. As the years go on, changes in society are highlighted by the different voices of each of the characters. Also the insight into ordinary Victorian life and the rituals associated with the cult of mourning are tantalizing and disturbing. At the end, the fate of each character makes for a very satisfying conclusion.

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