The Christmas Mystery 伊莉莎白的秘密

The Christmas Mystery 伊莉莎白的秘密

图书基本信息
出版时间:1999-10
出版社:ORION
作者:Gaarder, Jostein
书名:The Christmas Mystery 伊莉莎白的秘密
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The Christmas Mystery 伊莉莎白的秘密
内容概要
  Even grownups enjoy a bedtime story every now and then,
especially one that combines, as does this one, the sophistication
of a novel with the whimsy of a fairy tale. Gaarder, the Norwegian
former professor of philosophy who brought us The Solitaire Mystery
(1996) and the bestselling Sophie's World (1995), is up to his
usual tricks here, serving up a metaphysical brainteaser that
unfolds into a warm?but not preachy?meditation on God and the
Christian doctrines. Set in an unnamed town in present-day Norway,
it tells the story of Joachim, a young boy who finds a faded,
handmade Advent calendar in a bookstore on the eve of December
first, and begs his father to let him take it home. The next
morning, when he opens the calendar's first door, Joachim discovers
not just the expected picture but also a tightly folded piece of
paper, the first installment of the fantastic tale of a little
girl's journey through time and space to be present at the
Nativity. Soon the girl's story is making unexpected intrusions
into Joachim's own life, and he races to solve the mystery of the
calendar before Christmas Eve. First published in Norway in 1992,
this work is less structurally sophisticated than Gaarder's later
ones, and some will be dismayed by a repeated pro-Palestine,
anti-Israel theme that undercuts the novel's larger message of
universal tolerance and harmony. But in the end it is Gaarder's
frank, friendly voice and the adorable character he has created in
the inquisitive, enthusiastic Joachim that stay in the reader's
mind.
  Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text
refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this
title.
书籍目录
The First of December
The Second of December
The Third of December
The Fourth of December
The Fifth of December
The Sixth of December
The Seventh of December
The Eighth of December
The Ninth of December
The Tenth of December
The Eleventh of December
The Twelfth of December
The Thirteenth of December
The Fourteenth of December
The Fifteenth of December
The Sixteenth of December
The Seventeenth of December
The Eighteenth of December
The Nineteenth of December
The Twentieth of December
The Twenty-First of December
The Twenty-Second of December
The Twenty-Third of December
The Twenty—Fourth of December
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