Twilight (novel)

Twilight (novel)

name = Twilight
title_orig =
translator =

image_caption = Cover of "Twilight"
author = Stephenie Meyer
illustrator =
cover_artist = Gail Doobinin (design)
Roger Hagadone (photograph)
country = United States
language = English
series = "Twilight" series
subject =
genre = Young adult, Fantasy, Romance
publisher = Little, Brown
release_date = October 5, 2005
media_type = Print (Hardcover, Paperback) e-Book (Kindle) Audio Book (CD)
pages = 512 [cite web| url=| title= Twilight (Hardcover)|accessdate=2008-07-23
] (Hardcover) 544 [cite web| url=| title= Twilight (Paperback) |accessdate=2008-07-23
] (Paperback)
isbn = ISBN 0-316-16017-2
preceded_by =
followed_by = New Moon

"Twilight" is a young adult vampire/romance novel written by author Stephenie Meyer. It was originally published in hardcover in 2005. It is the first book of the "Twilight" series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The novel is followed by "New Moon", "Eclipse", and "Breaking Dawn".

Plot summary

Isabella "Bella" Swan moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to rainy Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie. She chooses to do this so that her mother, Renée, can travel with her new husband, Phil Dwyer, who is a minor league baseball player. In Phoenix she was a bit of an outcast, so it surprises her that she attracts much attention at her new school and is quickly befriended by several students. Much to her dismay, several boys in the school, namely Mike Newton and Eric Yorkie, compete for shy Bella's attention. When Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in class on her first day of school, Edward seems utterly repulsed by her. He even attempts to change his schedule to avoid her, leaving Bella completely puzzled about his attitude towards her. After tricking a family friend, Jacob Black of the Quileute tribe, into telling her the local tribal legends, Bella concludes that Edward and his family are vampires. Although she was inexplicably attracted to him even when she thought Edward drank human blood, she is much relieved to learn that the Cullens choose to abstain from drinking human blood, and drink animal blood instead. Over time, Edward and Bella fall in love. Their foremost problem is that to Edward, Bella's scent is a hundred times more potent than any other human's, making Edward struggle to resist his desire to kill her. However, despite this, Edward and Bella manage to stay together safely for a time. The seemingly perfect state of their relationship is thrown into chaos when another vampire coven sweeps into Forks and James, a tracker vampire, decides that he wants to hunt Bella for sport. The Cullens plan to distract the tracker by splitting up Bella and Edward, and Bella is sent to hide in a hotel in Phoenix. Bella then gets a phone call from James in which he says that he has her mother, and Bella is forced to give herself up to James at her old dance studio, where he attacks her. Edward, along with the rest of the Cullen family, rescue Bella before James can kill her. Once they realize that James has bitten Bella's hand, Edward sucks the venom out of her system before it can spread and change her into a vampire. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their prom and Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses to let happen.

Awards and nominations

"Twilight" gained recognition and won numerous honors, including:

*A "New York Times" Editor's Choice
*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
*An American Library Association "Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults" and "Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers"
*Translation into 20 languages [cite web| url=|| title= Stephenie Meyer's Official Website|accessdate=2008-07-23]
*A "New York Times" Best Seller [cite news | author=Leila Summers | url= | title=Part of 'Twilight' movie will be filmed at Kalama school | publisher=The Daily News Online | date=2008-01-19 | accessdate=2008-07-10 ]

Film adaptation

"Twilight" is being adapted into a film by Summit Entertainment. The film is being directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as protagonists Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen, respectively. The screenplay was adapted by Melissa Rosenberg. The movie is set to be released in North America on November 21, 2008. []


;Little, Brown and Company (United States, etc.)
* ISBN 0316160172 (Hardcover)
* ISBN 0316033413 (Hardcover, Collector's Edition)
* ISBN 0316015849 (Paperback)
* ISBN 0316038377 (Mass Market Paperback);Topeka Bindery (United States, etc.)
* ISBN 1417755911 (Library Binding);ATOM (United Kingdom, etc.)
* ISBN 1904233643 (Hardcover)
* ISBN 1904233651 (Paperback)
* ISBN 1905654340 (Special Edition Paperback);Alfaguara (Spain, etc.)
* ISBN 9789707709942 (Paperback);Hachette (France, etc.)
* ISBN 2012010679 (Hardcover);Sony Magazines (Japan, etc.)
* ISBN 4789726029 (Magazine)


External links

* [ Stephenie Meyer - Official Website]
* [ Twilight Saga Wiki]

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