The Night Circus
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The Night Circus

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world's imagination.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rèves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 30mm | 499g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0307744434
  • 9780307744432
  • 65,131

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"Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing." --Associated Press "Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book." --Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

"Get ready to be won over. . . . Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut. . . . So sparklingly alive, you'll swear the pages are breathing in your hands. . . . The Night Circus defies both genres and expectations." --The Boston Globe

"A riveting debut. The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it." --Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife "The Night Circus is the real deal, the kind of novel that will appeal to romantics, history buff, circus aficionados, mystery fans, and lovers of a good story. . . . Steeped in circus lore, filled with evocative scenes of magic and illusion, enriched by characters as varied as the clockmaker who crafted the circus's iconic timepiece . . . The Night Circus is worth staying up for." --Bookreporter

"One of the best books I have ever read." --Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader "[A] few pages in . . . and you know you are in the presence of an extraordinary storyteller." --The Daily Beast "Echoing the immense pleasure of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Night Circus presents a sprightly version of 19th-century English magic. . . . A love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic." --The Washington Post

"Dark and extravagantly imagined." --People "Pure pleasure. . . . Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing--I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it. You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of rèveurs all its own." --Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

"[Morgenstern] employs her supple prose to conjure up a series of wonders: A maze made of clouds, a ship of books floating on a sea of ink, a tent that seems to contain a vast desert." --Salon

"Reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical." --Newsday
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About Erin Morgenstern

ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and multimedia artist who describes all her work as being "fairy tales in one way or another." She lives in Massachusetts.
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482,725 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 40% (194,389)
4 34% (162,083)
3 18% (85,548)
2 6% (29,156)
1 2% (11,549)
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