Louisa the Poisoner

Louisa the Poisoner

Tanith Lee / Sep 18, 2019

Louisa the Poisoner Raised in a swamp by a mad witch poor Louisa grew up with one goal in mind to marry a wealthy man then inherit his lands and money by whatever means it takes And Louisa may well succeed for she is

  • Title: Louisa the Poisoner
  • Author: Tanith Lee
  • ISBN: 9781880448502
  • Page: 139
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  • Raised in a swamp by a mad witch, poor Louisa grew up with one goal in mind to marry a wealthy man, then inherit his lands and money by whatever means it takes And Louisa may well succeed, for she is a stunning beauty with the manners of an angel At last she sets off to make her fortune and with the help of her vial of undetectable poison, she soon finds her firstRaised in a swamp by a mad witch, poor Louisa grew up with one goal in mind to marry a wealthy man, then inherit his lands and money by whatever means it takes And Louisa may well succeed, for she is a stunning beauty with the manners of an angel At last she sets off to make her fortune and with the help of her vial of undetectable poison, she soon finds her first victim A dazzlingly dark fantasy, as only Tanith Lee could write it

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      • Tanith Lee

        Tanith Lee was a British writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy She was the author of 77 novels, 14 collections, and almost 300 short stories She also wrote four radio plays broadcast by the BBC and two scripts for the UK, science fiction, cult television series Blake s 7 Before becoming a full time writer, Lee worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a waitress Her first short story, Eustace, was published in 1968, and her first novel for children The Dragon Hoard was published in 1971 Her career took off in 1975 with the acceptance by Daw Books USA of her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave for publication as a mass market paperback, and Lee has since maintained a prolific output in popular genre writing.Lee twice won the World Fantasy Award once in 1983 for best short fiction for The Gorgon and again in 1984 for best short fiction for Elle Est Trois La Mort She has been a Guest of Honour at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions including the Boskone XVIII in Boston, USA in 1981, the 1984 World Fantasy Convention in Ottawa, Canada, and Orbital 2008 the British National Science Fiction convention Eastercon held in London, England in March 2008 In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master of Horror.Lee was the daughter of two ballroom dancers, Bernard and Hylda Lee Despite a persistent rumour, she was not the daughter of the actor Bernard Lee who played M in the James Bond series of films of the 1960s Tanith Lee married author and artist John Kaiine in 1992.


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    1. Lee proves, once again, that she is the true queen of the macabre. She draws the reader into association with the criminal and makes the unlikable, immoral and irredeemable somehow the stars of the show. The reader is drawn into Louisa’s confidence and, as such, is a party to her Gothic display of morbid curiosity and depraved actions. And, despite all that, it hard not to find her sagacity in darkness utterly beguiling.



    2. A wonderfully gruesome tale told in a kind of high English voice. Think of a dark Jane Austin nightmare and how. Tanith Lee must be one of the most diverse speculative fictions authors around. She's an inspiration. I love her work!


    3. Told in the style of Grimm’s fairy tales, this short novel is a dark fantasy with a delightful attitude. The story follows Louisa, a penniless yet beautiful girl raised in the marshes on her mission to gather wealth by means of marrying wealthy men and then murdering them with an untraceable poison.I found this in my quest to add more Tanith Lee to my collection. No one can have too much Tanith Lee, and I have woefully little. She is favourite author of mine, though there is much of her work I [...]


    4. What's not to like, if you're a Tanith Lee fan? It's short, really a novella, and reminds me of "Vivia," or one of her other stories about an icy woman with seemingly no moral compass. Tanith breaks a lot of so-called "rules" about fiction writing, but it doesn't matter because she creates characters so fascinating that I want to read about them, even if they're horrible and cold. Louisa is brought up in the swamp by an herbalist who teaches her the fine art of poisoning, and Louisa then finds a [...]


    5. 22.2.2017 - 4*Už jsem si zvykla na to, že Tanith Lee má svůj osobitý, unikátní styl psaní. Kterému naprosto propadám. A myslím, že kdyby tuto povídku/novelku napsal kdokoliv jiný, nedokázala bych si ji užít tolik, jako od této autorky.Jelikož si hraje se slovy. Jelikož dokáže vykreslit vše v tak nádherně pochmurném, macabre stylu, že se do toho musíte zamilovat.Tohle mělo až trochu pohádkovou atmosféru, a přestože jsem to hodila pod fantasy, ten prvek je tam vel [...]


    6. What a twist! . . . Eh?I own an indecent amount of Tanith Lee books and this one lacks the richness and depth of imagery as her other books. Still good and a keeper for my library.It's a story of an isolated beautiful young woman who was trained by her archetypal witch of an aunt on how to put on airs from a book of etiquette. Living in the swamp, there's no appropriate audience for this skill but she adopts it as if she were born aristocracy.Enter the poison that earns her her title. After deal [...]


    7. I like anything by Tanith Lee and this book is no exception. Louisa the Poisoner is like an updated version of a Grim fairy tale but more believable because Louisa seems like an actual sociopath than someone who turns into a wolf during certain lunar events.This is more novella than novel, and rather dark, but I enjoyed it. I only wish Lee's books were easier to get here in the United States.


    8. I love her use of language she captures the feeling of the time, I listen on a audio book wasn't very impressed with the reader, otherwise the story is interesting but not as gripping as the first book I read of her's "The Lord's of Darkness" which was really good. Short story.



    9. Classic Tanith Lee if not the best Tanith Lee. Those familiar with her stories will know the beats and enjoy the wordplay. Louisa is a savage and beautiful young woman raised in poverty on the Mire. After murdering her caretaker, she goes out to seek her fortune in the way you'd expect: utilizing her beauty and her little vial of poison to get what she wants. Tanith Lee's passing caused this book to wind up in my path. There's nothing new here, but I welcomed a familiar journey in a familiar set [...]


    10. Classic Tanith Lee if not the best Tanith Lee. Those familiar with her stories will know the beats and enjoy the wordplay. Louisa is a savage and beautiful young woman raised in poverty on the Mire. After murdering her caretaker, she goes out to seek her fortune in the way you'd expect: utilizing her beauty and her little vial of poison to get what she wants. Tanith Lee's passing caused this book to wind up in my path. There's nothing new here, but I welcomed a familiar journey in a familiar set [...]


    11. Tanith Lee’s prose is beautiful as always, since Lee simply cannot write a single sentence that is not a work of art – a pompous way to put it, sorry, but it is the truth. Louisa the Poisoner is a rather short novel, about a beautiful girl named Louisa, who – well, you guessed it, right? – poisons people. The style reminded me a lot of Lee’s other two works, Elephantasm and the Heart-Beast, though probably not as gory. Overall, considering that dark fantasy is not usually my cup of tea [...]


    12. This was an interesting little short (novella?) about a beautiful girl raised in a swamp by her aunt, who she steals a vial of poison from. She ends up leaving the swamp and ends up taken in by a rich old man and his obnoxious relatives. It was quick to read and moderately entertaining. There were even a few illustrations. I mean, it's essentially just Louisa, poisoning the shit out of everyone in the mansion. Something Tanith fans will probably enjoy - but if you've never read Tanith, don't sta [...]


    13. I won't lie, I chose this one because it was the shortest book on my shelves and I'm a mere 3 (now only 2) books away from my goal. I wonder why they chose to bind it by itself. Even with one other novella, it would have felt more substantial.Otherwise, it was a lovely Tanith Lee story with all of the "respect" for life I've come to expect.I am not convinced that she knows how to end a story.


    14. I love this story. It descends deeply into the very foggiest memories. An easy read and fit for general readers of all kinds of mysteries and era stories. It doesn’t have a strong eventful opening in Lousia’s life for beginners. But she has been exploited as an individual and is explored by a public who mean in such opinions as of man of court since there required evidences of death.


    15. This book was a little convoluted in parts. However, that could be due to the classic feel to be achieved by the book (I'll have to look again and see the copyright), the speech might have been garbled because of this. It reads like a classic style dark tale. I preferred the beginning and the end than the middle though. the middle was a little monotonous.


    16. What a delightfully fucked up little book! This novella is in keeping with Tanith Lee's sense of morbid humor, thoroughly enjoyable if that's your bag. It's a very quick read but doesn't seem stunted or forced.


    17. Grim and refreshingly weird, this is another example of Lee's originality. Out from a swamp life of cruelty and bad smells, Louisa makes her way in the respectable world - and does very well, being unencumbered by morals. Dark, twisted, and fun.


    18. A short and sweet traditional gothic tale of horror. Predictable at time, yet still enjoyable with a tangibly suspenseful atmosphere. There isn't a good person in sight. Only bad, evil, and worse.



    19. I like the concept but the ending is kind of weak. But I like it anyway at least as a great fan of her Flat Earth tales, if you get my meaning, though I remember reading something similar before.





    20. 3.5 stars. i really liked this! the ending was a little weak, though. i'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more tanith lee works.




    21. From the title, you do she did it, but will she get away with it? Old English style of writing though, which I like but isn't everyone's cup of tea.


    22. Tanith Lee writes the best creepy fairy/folk tales! Louisa the Poisoner is a short and delightfully morbid read. I need to read more of Lee's work; she's done so much.


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