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Nights at the Circus (1984) [Novel]
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Sophie Fevvers -- the toast of Europe's capitals, courted by the Prince of Wales, painted by Toulouse-Lautrec -- is 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 him -- and the reader -- on an intoxicating trip through turn-of-the-century London, St. Petersburg, and Siberia -- a tour so magial that only Angela Carter could have created it.

Original title: Nights at the Circus
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionRomance
FictionFantasyLiterary FantasyMagical Realism
FictionGeneral FictionWomen's FictionFeminist

Edition #1: Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A three-ring extravaganza...Carter's brand of fanciful and sometimes kinky feminism has never been more thoroughly or entertainingly on display." Time
  • "An ebullient tall tale...spellbinding...entrancing." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Nights at the Circus is a class act, drawing as it does on a mad mixture of Mary Poppins, Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, Greek mythology and reruns of 'The Bionic Woman.' It's wonderful to read." The New York Times Book Review
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Nights at the Circus (0)

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099458144

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Edition #2: Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus (1984)
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A three-ring extravaganza...Carter's brand of fanciful and sometimes kinky feminism has never been more thoroughly or entertainingly on display." Time
  • "An ebullient tall tale...spellbinding...entrancing." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Nights at the Circus is a class act, drawing as it does on a mad mixture of Mary Poppins, Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, Greek mythology and reruns of 'The Bionic Woman.' It's wonderful to read." The New York Times Book Review
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Manifested in:

Nights at the Circus (March 1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140077030
Dimensions: 5.08 x 7.72 x .72
Pages: 304

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