Fremdsprachige Sara Gruen Water for Elephants

ISBN 13 : 9780340962725

Water for Elephants

Note moyenne 4,07
( 1 114 763 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780340962725: Water for Elephants

Though he may not speak of them‚ the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man in the Depression‚ tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth -- a world filled with freaks and clowns‚ with wonder and pain and anger and passion. To Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell ...

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Review :

Jacob Jankowski says: "I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other." At the beginning of Water for Elephants, he is living out his days in a nursing home, hating every second of it. His life wasn't always like this, however, because Jacob ran away and joined the circus when he was twenty-one. It wasn't a romantic, carefree decision, to be sure. His parents were killed in an auto accident one week before he was to sit for his veterinary medicine exams at Cornell. He buried his parents, learned that they left him nothing because they had mortgaged everything to pay his tuition, returned to school, went to the exams, and didn't write a single word. He walked out without completing the test and wound up on a circus train. The circus he joins, in Depression-era America, is second-rate at best. With Ringling Brothers as the standard, Benzini Brothers is far down the scale and pale by comparison.

Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob's life with this circus. Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself. The animals are mangy, underfed or fed rotten food, and abused. Jacob, once it becomes known that he has veterinary skills, is put in charge of the "menagerie" and all its ills. Uncle Al, the circus impresario, is a self-serving, venal creep who slaps people around because he can. August, the animal trainer, is a certified paranoid schizophrenic whose occasional flights into madness and brutality often have Jacob as their object. Jacob is the only person in the book who has a handle on a moral compass and as his reward he spends most of the novel beaten, broken, concussed, bleeding, swollen and hungover. He is the self-appointed Protector of the Downtrodden, and... he falls in love with Marlena, crazy August's wife. Not his best idea.

The most interesting aspect of the book is all the circus lore that Gruen has so carefully researched. She has all the right vocabulary: grifters, roustabouts, workers, cooch tent, rubes, First of May, what the band plays when there's trouble, Jamaican ginger paralysis, life on a circus train, set-up and take-down, being run out of town by the "revenooers" or the cops, and losing all your hooch. There is one glorious passage about Marlena and Rosie, the bull elephant, that truly evokes the magic a circus can create. It is easy to see Marlena's and Rosie's pink sequins under the Big Top and to imagine their perfect choreography as they perform unbelievable stunts. The crowd loves it--and so will the reader. The ending is absolutely ludicrous and really quite lovely. --Valerie Ryan

Book Description :

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons.

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.

Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The international phenomenon - with over 10 million copies sold, made into a film with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Great story, loads of fun; hard to put down. Stephen King The Great Depression 1929 - when Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits in the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. He meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford. N° de réf. du libraire AA69780340962725

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,34
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Gruen, Sara
Edité par Hodder
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 5
Vendeur
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hodder. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0340962720 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. N° de réf. du libraire YKDA-FBD-07676

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 6,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,36
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The international phenomenon - with over 10 million copies sold, made into a film with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Great story, loads of fun; hard to put down. Stephen King The Great Depression 1929 - when Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits in the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. He meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford. N° de réf. du libraire AA69780340962725

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,68
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Two Roads 2008-02-07 (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Two Roads 2008-02-07, 2008. État : New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. N° de réf. du libraire NU-BER-00063384

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,77
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Two Roads 2008-02-07 (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Quantité : 3
Vendeur
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Two Roads 2008-02-07, 2008. État : New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. N° de réf. du libraire NU-GRD-00462107

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,94
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,40
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Two Roads (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 5
Vendeur
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Two Roads, 2008. Paperback. État : New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000229630

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,35
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,26
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Gruen
Edité par Hachette India
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Soft cover Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, Inde)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hachette India. Soft cover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire 394155

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,87
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 4,10
De Inde vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Sara Gruen
Edité par Two Roads (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Couverture souple Quantité : 1
Vendeur
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Allemagne)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Two Roads, 2008. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire EH9780340962725

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,39
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,99
De Allemagne vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

GRUEN
Edité par HACHETTE INDIA
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 20
Vendeur
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, Inde)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre HACHETTE INDIA. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire IBD-9780340962725

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,42
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,99
De Inde vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Gruen, Sara
Edité par Hodder
ISBN 10 : 0340962720 ISBN 13 : 9780340962725
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hodder. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0340962720 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. N° de réf. du libraire SWATI2122637345

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 10,18
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,36
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre