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Wise Children By Angela Carter

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Condition - Very Good
$11.99
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Summary

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH

A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

Wise Children Summary

Wise Children by Angela Carter

This title is presented with an introduction by Ali Smith. A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

Wise Children Reviews

It is wise, bawdy, vulgar, eloquent and very, very funny... And the writing is often breathtakingly lyrical... A masterpiece. Please share. * Guardian *
Wise Children is Angela Carter's best book. It deserves many prizes and, better than that, the affection of generations of readers * Times Literary Supplement *
Inventive and brilliant * The Times *
A funny, funny book, Wise Children is even better than Nights at the Circus. It deserves all the bouquets, diamonds and stage-door Johnnies it can get * Independent on Sunday *
Wonderful writing...there is not much fiction around that is as good as this * Daily Telegraph *

About Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshop in 1967, which went on to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992.

Additional information

GOR001082250
9780099981107
0099981106
Wise Children by Angela Carter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1992-01-16
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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