Nights at the circus
by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992.
|Format:||Print Book 1985|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Sophi 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 magical that only Angela Carter could have created it.
|Publisher|| New York, N.Y. :Viking,1985
|Edition||1st American ed.|
294 pages ; 22 cm