The Time Traveler’s Wife pdf Book Summary by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler’s Wife pdf book is the debut novel by American author Audrey Niffenegger.
The Time Traveler’s Wife pdf book is a love story about Henry, a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about Clare, his wife, an artist who has to cope with his frequent absences. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap.
About the Author of the Book – Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife pdf Book is a visual artist and a faculty member at Columbia College in Chicago. In addition to her bestselling debut novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, she is the author of two illustrated novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress. She lives in Chicago.
The Time Traveler’s Wife pdf Book Information
- ASIN : 015602943X
- Publisher : Harcourt (May 27, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 546 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0224072374
- ISBN-13 : 978-0224072373
- Lexile measure : 720L
- Item Weight : 1.09 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 1.75 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #319,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,315 in Time Travel Romances
- #6,394 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction
- #10,207 in Romantic Fantasy (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5,938 ratings
The Time Traveler’s wife pdf Book Reviews
“A powerfully original love story.” — People
“Tremendous grace and imagination . . . A love story without softness or flinchiing.” — The Washington Post Book World
“[A] time-travel love story par excellence. . . . [A] soaring celebration of thhe victory of love over time.” — Chicago Tribune
Spirited . . . Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors.” — The New Yorker
From the Back Cover
“An enchanting novel, beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly imaginative as it is dizzyingly romantic.”–Scott Turow
A most untraditional story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love.
One of People magazine’s Top Ten Books of the Year
“[A] time-travel love story par excellence. . . . It will be a hard-hearted reader who is not moved to tears by this soaring celebration of the victory of love over time.” —Chicago Tribune
5.0 out of 5 stars A romance that swept me and yearning for more.
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2022
I saw the movie and fell hard, bought the book but just last weekend read it.
It’s one those books that literally takes you away, very gently and tenderly tears your heart out, but then leaves you feeling transported, as if Claire and Henry’s story was your life, your love, your heartache. So beautiful. So glad HBO took an interest!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Love Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
I really enjoyed this book. I love a good romance and this one feels very unique to me. First, be aware that Niffenegger is very honest with her writing and some people might find that to be crude. There is a lot of references to sex (not overly descriptive scenes but the characters have a lot of sex). She uses foul language. And she’s unapologetic about both which is part of what I loved about this book. It feels like real people despite the extraordinary reality of their lives.
The book takes place over several decades, but it mostly takes place in Chicago during the 1990’s. The main characters are intellectual/artistic types who are into punk to give you a sense of their personalities which appealed to me. Perhaps I’m biased because I grew up in Chicago in the 1990’s and was part of the punk scene so this book is filled with nostalgia for me. She knows the city well and makes many very specific references that might be lost (or possibly annoy) people who are unfamiliar with the area, but I loved it. It simply wasn’t what I was expecting from this type of book.
What I struggled with was that the book is very depressing in parts. She built these characters and their relationship up so well that I became very attached and it was painful to follow them through their troubles. Of course every story needs conflict so I can’t complain about it, but it was very emotionally difficult for me to read certain parts. But I’d call that a success because I want to feel something for characters when I read.
Overall I found the story and characters endearing. Some of the time travel stuff got a little confusing in parts (or maybe I was tired), but otherwise it was easy to follow along with. If you want to read about a great love, I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Time Traveler’s WifeReviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2020
The Time Travelers Wife
No major spoilers here.
Just a quick overview of the main storyline and themes.
So, if you want to know the beginning, middle and end, and all in-between then you’ll have to read it for “yourself”!
I found it an interesting story, engaging and extremely hard to put down.
The main plot follows the lives of Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire.
Living their lives together and apart, from various times and places.
Then later on their daughter Alba is woven into the tale.
The other supporting characters in this story feel real and believable.
The issue of the time travel disorder, is dealt with in a serious way.
Henry can’t control it completely, he sometimes can delay it happening but not stop himself from time traveling.
Where he will ends up is chosen at random for he can’t choose a destination and it’s only his physical self that time travels his clothes don’t follow him and he winds up starkers and vulnerable in a different time and place.
Frequently he has to break the law to survive, to find food, shelter, money and clothing.
Occasionally Henry gets caught and arrested for doing something illicit.
Or gets a glimpse into his future.
He mostly travels along his own and Clares time stream.
But a word of caution for those who aren’t so broad minded as I am
There’s a lot of sex and nudity throughout this books narrative and at times the descriptions of sexual activity are described in a truly graphic and erotic way.
[Eg a few references to Henry being good in bed and about him *coming*]
There’s lot of innuendo. With a bit of adult humor, wit and double entendres.
Being a love story a little bit of naughtiness is to be expected.
But still it has a humorous side too, at times it left me in stitches.
(A fair amount of bad language)
The F word is used a number of times; Otherwise reasonably mild swear words and insults.
Some moderate drug usage which caused Henry to feel drowsy and light headed; leading to him being in a state of mild sedation but for only a few pages of the book not for very long.
Some moments of emotional distress, pain and heartbreak.
Plus, it can seem a bit perverse and weird the fact that Henry and Clare started forming a romantic attachment to each other whilst she’s a young child, in her mid teens and that it then carried on into her adult years.
At various points in the story does get complicated and time runs in the reverse order when they meet/ have yet to meet…it’s happened/ has yet to happen. Und so Weiter!
So at times it can be a bit awkward and cringe worthy to read.
It deals with real life situations and relationships with a sci-fi twist.
The ending made me cry tears of sadness mixed with joy.
So bloody good the way the author built up the events leading to the end of the book, it was done in such a clever and easy to follow way and left me feeling very emotional and satisfied by the outcome of the tale.
Well worth a read and should be read.
I would definitely recommend buying it without haste.
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