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by Christopher Nicholson

The Elephant Keeper: A Novel download ebook
ISBN:
0061651613
ISBN13:
978-0061651618
Author:
Christopher Nicholson
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 22, 2010)
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Pages:
320 pages
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1404 kb
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1459 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.6

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lush new novel of the late 18th centur. The Elephant Keeper evokes 18th-century village and estate life beautifully, and is stuffed with fascinating data from medical and veterinary history. The Independent (UK)). Like the elephant at its centre, Nicholson’s book is gentle, profound and sweet-natured.

Boston Globe A poignant and magical story set in eighteenth-century England, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson is the tale of two baby elephants and the young man who accidentally finds himself their guardian

Boston Globe A poignant and magical story set in eighteenth-century England, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson is the tale of two baby elephants and the young man who accidentally finds himself their guardian. Every reader who was enchanted by Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or enthralled by When Elephants Weep will adore Nicholson’s The Elephant Keeper-a masterful blending of historical novel, coming-of-age tale, animal adventure, and love story.

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Every reader who was enchanted by Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or enthralled by When Elephants Weep will adore Nicholson’s The Elephant Keeper-a masterful blending of historical novel, coming-of-age tale, animal adventure, and love story. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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But The Elephant Keeper has other antecedents too: from slave narratives to post-colonial fictions about the knotty relations between oppressor and oppressed

But The Elephant Keeper has other antecedents too: from slave narratives to post-colonial fictions about the knotty relations between oppressor and oppressed. Like the elephant at its centre, Nicholson's book is gentle, profound and sweet-natured.

Christopher Nicholson In this delicately-wrought novel, Christopher Nicholson has been inspired by the true story of the first theatrical production of 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' to paint a subtle and moving.

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“Intensely moving. [An] exceptional novel.”—Boston Globe

 

A poignant and magical story set in eighteenth-century England, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson is the tale of two baby elephants and the young man who accidentally finds himself their guardian. Every reader who was enchanted by Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or enthralled by When Elephants Weep will adore Nicholson’s The Elephant Keeper—a masterful blending of historical novel, coming-of-age tale, animal adventure, and love story.

Reviews:
  • Fordrelis
The first third of this book was not bad. I enjoyed the early history of the two elephants arrival in England and how their relationship developed with their keeper, Tom. However, the story faded quickly and by the time Tom and Jenny, the female elephant, began having long uninteresting "conversations" I was ready to put the book down. The only thing that kept me reading was the hope for a positive future for Jenny but then in the end there is nothing but imaginary conjecture. I do not recommend this book.
  • Lyrtois
The 3 stars represent an average for a book that I may have given 5 stars for the first part, and 1 star for the last chapters. The book starts as a pleasant read and then becomes very sad as the elephants and also the elephant keeper come on bad times and a degraded existance... Pretty typical of an animal story and this is never pleasant. But the author decided to give 2 possible endings to the book. One happy and implausible. The other hearbreaking, where not only does the elephant die a terrible death, but her keeper, dedicated to her for decades, abandons her. I finished the book in tears and depressed.
  • Qumenalu
. . . then I got to the middle.
The beginning was beautifully written. I tagged every other page for the descriptions and brilliance of character and elephant. I was totally brought into the story. It was as if the author wrote the book in the eighteenth century.
Then came the middle. All of a sudden, no more tags. It's as if one author wrote the beginning and another author wrote the end.
The character was clearly going mad. And I was getting mad reading it. I thought, "This better have a good ending."
I won't be a spoiler, but the ending left a LOT to be desired. It's as if the author couldn't find the ending, so he let us wonder what the ending was. I felt manipulated. The ending is what I was hoping would redeem the book when it went rogue. Sadly, it just made me mad that I didn't leave the book when I realized I didn't like it anymore.
It was a book club book so I had to finish it. The person who suggested it loved elephants and thought it might be fun to read.
Nice try. Well, not even a try. More like a give up.
Sorry. I won't recommend it and I'm giving away my copy to a thrift store.
  • Undeyn
This is a totally fictional novel set in the late 1700;s in England. Two Asian elephants are captured and a rich man with a large estate purchases them. The son of his head groom for the horses becomes the caretaker for the elephants. He goes from never seeing one before to learning all about these two elephants. He is asked to write a story about them to educate people about how elephants are separating fact from fiction. It is some fanciful because the boy in the story talks to the elephants and they talk back. It is a fun read.
  • Bladecliff
This is nothing like Water For Elephants which was terrific. This has political philosophies and fantasy in that the elephant Keeper talks to Jenny, the elephant, and she talks back (telepathically I guess). It follows a timeline of where Tom and Jenny live and always has some tragic element. I thought it was a waste of time, but having the policy of always finishing a book, that's what I did.
  • OTANO
This books puts you right in 1700s England with all of the sights, sounds, smells and culture you could want. It's a book that can take you away to a new place if you let it. Due to this fact, some chapters towards the end are almost uncomfortable, but they are balanced out by the totality of the story and the devotion between the elephant keeper and his charge.
  • MeGa_NunC
Can a man, or woman, be so close to an animal that their thoughts reach each other? This book makes you wonder if it is possible. I enjoyed this book, even though some parts were sad and lonely...Jenny gets lonely, Tom gets lonely yet still Tom is loyal to the elephant, as if she were a kindred soul...maybe, she is...
This book took me a little time to get into the character and content. I am not going into the storyline as you can read that on Amazon. As the story progress for me, it began to have a meaning that also carried a message. I would recommend this book.