This includes all three Honeypot Darlings books: She gets a job as a ranch hand doing menial labor. It's hard work, but she doesn't mind.
Showing of 57 next show all The Devil and Miss Prym is a modern day fable regarding the inherent good or evil in humanity. In this tale, the devil comes to Georgia looking for a soul to steal The devil comes to the town of Viscos with a proposition for the townsfolk.
Eleven gold bars are buried in the woods and the people of Viscos are welcome to the fortune, which is sure to turn the tide for the town setting them on a trajectory to prosperity. However, the only way to obtain the fortune is to break one of the Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
If the people of the town kill one of their own, the devil will know that people are inherently evil. If they do not act, there just may be goodness in humanity after all.
The premise of the story started out interesting, but the good v. My recommendation is to skip the book and take the gold.
No moral dilemma with that recommendation at all.
ShelleyAlberta Jun 4, A classic tale of good vs evil. A stranger arrives in the remote town of Viscos. He picks one person--Chantal Prym, bartender, single, and the youngest person left in town.
He makes a deal with her and the town, trying to learn if people are mostly food or mostly bad. In the end, she bests him--and gets his reward, and leaves town. But he also won, learning that despite the temptations, she and the town came through. Dreesie Apr 12, This book is a fast read but is very thought provoking.
It is a parable about the struggle between good and evil. The two main characters, the heroine and the villain, represent both sides of our character. The language is loaded with meaning and highly symbolic.
At times the story switches from a personal story of Miss Prym to a group-oriented story about the town. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy short, easy-reading stories with little gems of wisdom throughout.
EadieB Jan 19, One day a stranger arrives in the very tiny, very remote, very poor village of Viscos. Are people essentially good or essentially evil?
He uses temptation, a young woman named Chantal, and the whole village to find an answer to his question, and both he and Chantal learn a great deal about themselves, God, their own personal angels and devils, and humanity in the process.
The answer, of course, is that humans are both good and evil.
After reading the first thirty pages of the book, I was hooked. I loved the concept and all the subtleties that Coelho left under the surface of the words and was already adding this to my list of favorites.
This is a book that can and needs to be read multiple times in order to really get everything because there was just so much packed into it. Jan 16, This story is about a moral dilemma:Chantal Prym, a young orphan girl, is faced with a choice offered by the stranger.
this offer could result in her becoming wealthy and changing her life forever, but for that to happen, she will have to betray one of the key values on which society is based values she believes in. the Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in. A fascinating meditation on the human soul, The Devil and Miss Prym illuminates the reality of good and evil within us all, and our uniquely human capacity to choose between them.
Home Shop. A fascinating meditation on the human soul, The Devil and Miss Prym illuminates the reality of good and evil within us all, and our uniquely human capacity to choose between them.
Guardian reviews. Customer reviews. We'd love to hear what you thought of this book. Devil and Miss Prym. PAULO COELHO THE DEVIL AND MISS PRYM Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor Harper Collins Ptty/stars Fulham Palace Road Hammersmith London W6 8JB The HarperCollins website address is: timberdesignmag.com Paulo Coelho's website address is: timberdesignmag.com First published in English by HarperCollinsPwfe/js/ws This edition .
The Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in which the integrity of being human meets a terrifying test.
From the Back Cover: A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. The Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in which the integrity of being human meets a terrifying test/5(9).