Nights at the Circus
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Nights at the Circus

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Sophi Fevversthe toast of Europe's capitals, courted by the Prince of Wales, painted by Toulouse-Lautrecis an "aerialiste extraordinaire," star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover Fevvers's true identity: Is she part swan or all fake? Dazzled by his love for Fevvers, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser joins the circus on its tour. The journey takes himand the readeron an intoxicating trip through turn-of-the-century London, St. Petersburg, and Siberiaa tour so magical that only Angela Carter could have created it."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0140077030
  • 9780140077032
  • 69,578

About Angela Carter

Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

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"An ebullient tall tale spellbinding&#133 entrancing." Los Angeles Times Book Review"Loud, bawdy, and unabashedly sentimental a wonderfully vital creation." The New York Times"Night at the Circus is good, clean funwell, good fun anyway. Its raunchy moments are steaming, bizarre, at times unsettling, but there is definitely an appreciation here for love, sentiment, and entertainment." Raymond Mungo, San Francisco Chronicle"A three-ring extravaganza Carter's brand of fanciful and sometimes kinky feminism has never been more thoroughly or entertainingly on display." Time"

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