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Book Information: Magic Toyshop, the

Magic Toyshop, the (1967) [Novel]
by Angela Carter Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother's wedding dress. The next morning her world is shattered. Forced to leave the comfortable home of her childhood, she is sent to London to live with relatives she has never met: Aunt Margaret, beautiful and speechless, and her brothers, Francie, whose graceful music belies his clumsy nature, and the volatile Finn, who kisses Melanie in the ruins of the pleasure gardens. And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life-sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshop.

Original title: The Magic Toyshop
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Magic Toyshop, the

Magic Toyshop, the (1967)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A tour de force . . . put out shoots of all Carter's fascinations, which turns up in her later books: illusion and stage magic, myths and folktales, sorcery, the allure of suffering, incest, revenge, escape." Voice Literary Supplement
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Magic Toyshop, the (August 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140256407
Dimensions: 5.12 x 7.72 x .56 in
Pages: 208

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