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Ariel

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Minimal signs of wear and faint toning to cover margins of jacket, else book and dust jacket in fine condition. At the end of the story, one of these spirits explains to the Little Mermaid that they do as many good things for humankind as they are able so that, at the end of those years, they can receive an immortal soul and "take part in the happiness of mankind". While Ted Hughes's decisions have been the subject of criticism, he was successful in creating out of Ariel Plath's most enduring poetry book, the one which first gained her significant literary recognition and precipitated her rise to fame among scholars and cult followers alike.

Despite the graphic violence and sex, the book is probably more suited to the higher end of the YA age spectrum than for adult readers, which is a shame. Andersen was influenced by Undine, another story of a mermaid gaining a soul through marriage, but felt that his ending was an improvement.Her grandmother explains that humans have a much shorter lifespan than mermaids (300 years), but that they have an eternal soul that lives on in heaven, while mermaids turn to sea foam at death and cease to exist. First edition, first impression, of the author's first posthumous poetry collection, her second overall, published two years after her suicide. The fact of the matter is, having finished this almost a week ago, I'm still not quite sure what to think of it. Bound in publisher's drab printed wraps, with review slip (formerly stapled to front cover) laid in.

Since Ariel learns English from Pete she becomes a wisecracking character who swears and is generally not how you'd expect a unicorn to be, and that is one of the strongest elements in the story.Nevertheless, her own work affirms the abiding value of literary creation, for poet and reader alike.



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