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Read online The Magic Toyshop.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Magic Toyshop 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 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 garden And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshops The classic gothic novel established Angela Carter as one of our most imaginative writers and augurs the themes of her later creative works .

Beneath its contemporary surface this novel shimmers with blurred echoes from Lewis Carroll from Giselle and Coppelia Harlequin and Punch It leave behind it a flavor pungent and unsettling i The New York Times Book Review i by Angela Carter

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The Magic Toyshop
Title:The Magic Toyshop
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ISBN:0140256407
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Number of Pages:200
Category:fiction, fantasy, magical-realism, gothic, classics, horror
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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 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 garden And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshops The classic gothic novel established Angela Carter as one of our most imaginative writers and augurs the themes of her later creative works br br Beneath its contemporary surface this novel shimmers with blurred echoes from Lewis Carroll from Giselle and Coppelia Harlequin and Punch It leave behind it a flavor pungent and unsettling i The New York Times Book Review i, Is Sophie Fevvers toast of Europe s capitals part swan or all fake br br Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse Lautrec she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney s circus She is also part woman part swan Jack Walser an American journalist is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity Dazzled by his love for her and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn of the nineteenth century London St Petersburg and Siberia, Desiderio an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman s mysterious machines has fallen in love with Albertina the Doctor s daughter But Albertina a beautiful woman made of glass seems only to appear to him in his dreams Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals centaurs and acrobats Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her as the Doctor reduces Desiderio s city to a chaotic state of emergency one ridden with madness crime and sexual excess br A satirical tale of magic and sex The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth love and identity, I know nothing I am a tabula rasa a blank sheet of paper an unhatched egg I have not yet become a woman although I possess a woman s shape Not a woman no both more and less than a real woman Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself br br New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn But this young Englishman s fate lies in the arid desert where a many breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve