Nights at the circus

by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992,

Format: Print Book 1986
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Carter
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Carter
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Classics CARTER Angela
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Classics
Call Number  CARTER Angela
Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction

From the master of the literary supernatural and author of The Bloody Chamber , her acclaimed novel about the exploits of a circus performer who is part-woman, part-swan

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.
Additional Information
Subjects Circus -- Fiction.
Circus performers -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Penguin Books,1986
Language English
Description 294 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0140077030
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