Swan Lake – Lisbeth Zwerger 2002


  • Author: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Lisbeth Zwerger illustrator
  • Publisher: North/South, NY, London, 2002
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Dust Jacket, Illustrated

First edition, second printing. Binding tight, square, internally fine, unmarked. Wonderfully illustrated with many full-page illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger, one my favorite illustrators. Fine in near Fine Dust Jacket.

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With flash, the lake was based in a shimmering light, and before him stood the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. “I am the Swan Queen,” she said. “I am the swan that you tried to kill.”

A prince’s love for a swan queen breaks an evil spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the beloved ballet written by Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake is perhaps the best-loved ballet of all time. Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winner Lisbeth Zwerger brings her singular vision to a glorious picture-book adaptation of the haunting story of an enchanted swan princess. She has based her version on Tchaikovsky’s original 1877 ballet, which had a happy ending, unlike the later, better-known, 1893 version. Her illustrations, luminous, lyrical, filled with grace and beauty, evoke the brilliance of the ballet and the universal appeal of this beloved fairy tale.

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