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Alias Grace: A Novel Paperback – October 13, 1997
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To me, "Alias Grace" reads like one of the more recent histories of Simon Schma which covered high crimes and misdemeanors in the 19th century. What really did happen to Grace Marks? Atwood presents the facts, you be the judge. The evidence concerning Grace Marks is conflicted. Was she a notorious killer or innocent victim? If Atwood is trying to shape the conclusion in the reader's mind, she is certainly subtle. I got the audiobook for my aunt, and she's still ticked off because Atwood didn't really spell out the verdict in a simple yes or no.
This is a tale of intrigue, mystery, history, and the supernatural--or is it. Grace hears voices or does she? Do they come from the spirit world or Grace's imagination? Does Grace control her soul or is she possessed or mad? I found the book absolutely spellbinding.
Alias Grace is the story of a real-life character, Grace Marks, who at age fifteen was sentenced to death for her part in the murder of her murder of the man she worked for and his mistress. Her sentence was then changed to life imprisonment after her skillful lawyer and many important citizens pleaded her case. However, many thought she should have hanged with her co-conspirator and that was as guilty as he was. Thus, Grace Marks was made a "celebrated murderess" and an infamous enigma of the nineteenth century, and her story has been brought to us with the grace-ful writing of Margaret Atwood. This novel was written so well that it had me literally laughing out loud one minute and then literally crying real tears the next.Read more ›
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As a young woman, Grace Marks was arrested for the killing of her master, Mr. Kinnear, and his housekeeper-slash-mistress, Nancy Montgomery. Her "accomplice", Mr. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Nenia Campbell
I really liked that I could get a used book in good condition for a very reasonable price. This is perfect for avid readers who don't want to spend a lot of money on new books.Published 10 days ago by A. Cerrone
I thought there was a lot of tie spent rehashing what had happened in her life with the doctor. Could have moved fasterPublished 15 days ago by Barbara J. Sharp
Excuse me a moment. I may start fan-girling without notice. This post will be quote heavy. Also while I won’t be giving away details of the plot or the actual conclusion, I do... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Crystal Fernandez
Though I'm not finished, I feel it is an exercise in Ms. Atwood's exhibiting her knowledge of 19th Century Canada. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Goode
This is one of my favorite books! Do yourself a favor and buy this book.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Alias Grace is the first Margaret Atwood novel I've read. I don't feel moved to read more of her work, based on this book. I found it to be wordy and meandering. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hapa Girl