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23rd Mar '13 1:00:54 PM Xtifr
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''TuckEverlasting'' is a 1975 {{fantasy}} novel exploring {{immortality}} and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever whether it's worth it.]]

In the late 1800's, Winnie Foster's life is boring. Nothing exciting ever happens, and being in a family of strait-laced {{blue blood}}s has cramped her style. She goes out exploring in the woods one day and meets the Tucks. The Tucks became immortal after drinking water from a spring. She is fascinated by Jesse Tuck, a boy who's really [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 104 years old]]. The family shares with her the secrets of the spring. However, a man in a yellow suit is also after the secret behind the Tucks' immortality. The Tucks are threatened by the man in a yellow suit until they are in grave danger. Winnie must choose whether to live forever, and find how to save the Tucks.

The story has been adapted into a film twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and in 2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].
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!!!Tropes used by the novel:
* AdaptationExpansion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.
* AmericanCivilWar: Miles was a soldier in the recent movie
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mild example. Winnie wishes to get away from her family. Then she's kidnapped. [[StockholmSyndrome But the experience turns out to be not so bad after all]].
** There's also the obvious one about desiring immortality. The Tucks take care to see that Winnie understands how staying young forever isn't as great as it sounds.
* CantGrowUp: Obviously.
* CompleteImmortality: They don't age and they are NighInvulnerable.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Tucks are suspected of this in-story.
* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly going around it.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: There are two different adaptations.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Tucks don't age, they don't die. Mrs. Tuck was past childbearing age when she drank from the spring, so it isn't an issue for the elder Tucks. However, the eldest Tuck son got married in the years after they drank from the spring and before they realized its effects; he had children, but his wife eventually thought he'd made a DealWithTheDevil and left him.
* MamaBear: Mae's usually very sweet, but she [[spoiler: kills The Man in the Yellow Suit]] to protect her family. Not to mention kidnapping Winnie for the same reason.
** She's also this to Winnie. [[spoiler:That's the main reason she kills The Man in the Yellow Suit. She didn't want him to force Winnie to drink the spring water and condemn her to an eternity of loneliness.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Winnie (who is ten years old in the novel) wants to marry Jesse when she turns seventeen. In the movie, the changed her to be fifteen.
* TheMenInBlack: The man in the yellow suit
* MyBelovedSmother
* NoNameGiven[=/=]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Man in the Yellow Suit
* OfCorsetHurts: In the movie Winnie is forced to wear a corset. Her mother tells her "You must suffer to be beautiful, so say the French", to which Winnie replies "Well the French are crazy!". When Winnie is staying with the Tucks, Ma helps her remove the corset, commenting on how she can't understand why women torture themselves with them. The Tucks teach her how to live a very natural and easy lifestyle.
* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler: Mae Tuck smacks The Man in the Yellow Suit with a shotgun, fracturing his skull.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Winnie is technically kidnapped by the Tucks, but they didn't mean any harm by it.
* [[VictorianBritain Victorian America]][=/=]TheEdwardianEra
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: This is a major theme.
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''TuckEverlasting'' is a 1975 {{fantasy}} novel exploring {{immortality}} and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever whether it's worth it.]]

In the late 1800's, Winnie Foster's life is boring. Nothing exciting ever happens, and being in a family of strait-laced {{blue blood}}s has cramped her style. She goes out exploring in the woods one day and meets the Tucks. The Tucks became immortal after drinking water from a spring. She is fascinated by Jesse Tuck, a boy who's really [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 104 years old]]. The family shares with her the secrets of the spring. However, a man in a yellow suit is also after the secret behind the Tucks' immortality. The Tucks are threatened by the man in a yellow suit until they are in grave danger. Winnie must choose whether to live forever, and find how to save the Tucks.

The story has been adapted into a film twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and in 2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].
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!!!Tropes used by the novel:
* AdaptationExpansion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.
* AmericanCivilWar: Miles was a soldier in the recent movie
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mild example. Winnie wishes to get away from her family. Then she's kidnapped. [[StockholmSyndrome But the experience turns out to be not so bad after all]].
** There's also the obvious one about desiring immortality. The Tucks take care to see that Winnie understands how staying young forever isn't as great as it sounds.
* CantGrowUp: Obviously.
* CompleteImmortality: They don't age and they are NighInvulnerable.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Tucks are suspected of this in-story.
* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly going around it.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: There are two different adaptations.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Tucks don't age, they don't die. Mrs. Tuck was past childbearing age when she drank from the spring, so it isn't an issue for the elder Tucks. However, the eldest Tuck son got married in the years after they drank from the spring and before they realized its effects; he had children, but his wife eventually thought he'd made a DealWithTheDevil and left him.
* MamaBear: Mae's usually very sweet, but she [[spoiler: kills The Man in the Yellow Suit]] to protect her family. Not to mention kidnapping Winnie for the same reason.
** She's also this to Winnie. [[spoiler:That's the main reason she kills The Man in the Yellow Suit. She didn't want him to force Winnie to drink the spring water and condemn her to an eternity of loneliness.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Winnie (who is ten years old in the novel) wants to marry Jesse when she turns seventeen. In the movie, the changed her to be fifteen.
* TheMenInBlack: The man in the yellow suit
* MyBelovedSmother
* NoNameGiven[=/=]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Man in the Yellow Suit
* OfCorsetHurts: In the movie Winnie is forced to wear a corset. Her mother tells her "You must suffer to be beautiful, so say the French", to which Winnie replies "Well the French are crazy!". When Winnie is staying with the Tucks, Ma helps her remove the corset, commenting on how she can't understand why women torture themselves with them. The Tucks teach her how to live a very natural and easy lifestyle.
* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler: Mae Tuck smacks The Man in the Yellow Suit with a shotgun, fracturing his skull.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Winnie is technically kidnapped by the Tucks, but they didn't mean any harm by it.
* [[VictorianBritain Victorian America]][=/=]TheEdwardianEra
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: This is a major theme.
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18th Sep '12 12:59:40 PM lexicon
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* OfCorsetHurts: In the movie Winnie is forced to wear a corset. Her mother tells her "You must suffer to be beautiful, so say the French", to which Winnie replies "Well the French are crazy!". When Winnie is staying with the Tucks, Ma helps her remove the corset, commenting on how she can't understand why women torture themselves with them. The Tucks teach her how to live a very natural and easy lifestyle.
29th May '12 4:54:16 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* AdaptationExpantion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.

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* AdaptationExpantion: AdaptationExpansion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.
29th May '12 4:54:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* AdaptationExpantion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.



* {{Tearjerker}}: [[spoiler: Winnie doesn't drink the water Jesse gave to her before he left and therefore doesn't spend eternity together with him. Jesse comes back to visit her 100 years later and finds she has died.]] Many tears were shed.
** Also BitterSweetEnding [[spoiler:while Winnie and Jesse weren't reunited, it still is revealed that Winnie grew up and had a long life with a loving family.]]
28th Apr '12 6:46:44 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* {{MIB}}: The man in the yellow suit

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* {{MIB}}: TheMenInBlack: The man in the yellow suit
29th Feb '12 3:50:49 PM ccoa
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* CompleteImmortality: They don't age and they are NighInvulnerable.



* {{Immortality}}: Type I
23rd Apr '11 7:09:34 PM ZeldaQueen
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mild example. Winnie wishes to get away from her family. Then she's kidnapped. [[StockholmSyndrome But the experience turns out to be not so bad after all]].

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mild example. Winnie wishes to get away from her family. Then she's kidnapped. [[StockholmSyndrome But the experience turns out to be not so bad after all]]. all]].
** There's also the obvious one about desiring immortality. The Tucks take care to see that Winnie understands how staying young forever isn't as great as it sounds.


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** Also BitterSweetEnding [[spoiler:while Winnie and Jesse weren't reunited, it still is revealed that Winnie grew up and had a long life with a loving family.]]
9th Feb '11 4:13:17 PM AnonymousMcCartneyfan
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The story has been adapted into a film twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and in 2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]]. They are [[YourMilageMayVary (arguably)]] subject to AdaptationDecay.

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The story has been adapted into a film twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and in 2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]]. They are [[YourMilageMayVary (arguably)]] subject to AdaptationDecay.
5th Feb '11 2:03:39 AM Antwan
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The story has been adapted into a film twice; once in 1981 and again in 2002. They are [[YourMilageMayVary (arguably)]] subject to AdaptationDecay.

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The story has been adapted into a film twice; once twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and again in 2002.2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]]. They are [[YourMilageMayVary (arguably)]] subject to AdaptationDecay.



* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly turning, going around the forest.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly turning, going around the forest.it.



* MamaBear: Mae's usually very sweet, but she [[spoiler: kills the man in the yellow suit]] to protect her family. Not to mention kidnapping Winnie for the same reason.
** She's also this to Winnie. [[spoiler:That's the main reason she kills the man in the yellow suit. She didn't want him to force Winnie to drink the spring water and condemn her to an eternity of loneliness.]]

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* MamaBear: Mae's usually very sweet, but she [[spoiler: kills the man The Man in the yellow suit]] Yellow Suit]] to protect her family. Not to mention kidnapping Winnie for the same reason.
** She's also this to Winnie. [[spoiler:That's the main reason she kills the man The Man in the yellow suit.Yellow Suit. She didn't want him to force Winnie to drink the spring water and condemn her to an eternity of loneliness.]]



* NoNameGiven[= / =]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The man in the yellow suit

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* NoNameGiven[= / =]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: NoNameGiven[=/=]EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The man Man in the yellow suitYellow Suit
* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler: Mae Tuck smacks The Man in the Yellow Suit with a shotgun, fracturing his skull.]]



* [[VictorianBritain Victorian America]][= / =]TheEdwardianEra

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* [[VictorianBritain Victorian America]][= / =]TheEdwardianEraAmerica]][=/=]TheEdwardianEra
14th Jan '11 5:00:39 PM Antwan
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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly turning, going around the forest.



* {{Immortality}}

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* {{Immortality}}{{Immortality}}: Type I



* PragmaticAdaptation: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.
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