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Read online Nights at the Circus.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Nights at the Circus Is Sophie Fevvers toast of Europe s capitals part swan or all fake .

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 by Angela Carter

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Nights at the Circus
Title:Nights at the Circus
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Number of Pages:295
Category:fiction, fantasy, magical-realism, historical-fiction, classics
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Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories, Wise Children, Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, The Passion of New Eve, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, The Magic Toyshop, Saints and Strangers, Heroes and Villains
b Saints and Strangers b also published as b Black Venus b is an anthology of short fiction Angela Carter takes real people and literary legends most often women who have been mythologized or marginalized and recasts them in a new light In a style that is sensual cerebral almost hypnotic The Fall River Axe Murders portrays the last hours before Lizzie Borden s infamous act the sweltering heat the weight of flannel and corsets the clanging of the factory bells the food reheated and reserved despite the lack of adequate refrigeration the house full of locked doors that open only into other rooms with other locked doors In Our Lady of the Massacre the no nonsense voice of an eighteenth century prostitute runaway slave questions who is civilized the Indians or the white men Black Venus gives voice to Charles Baudelaire s Creole mistress Jeanne Duval you could say not so much that Jeanne did not understand the lapidary troubled serenity of her lover s poetry but that it was a perpetual affront to her He recited it to her by the hour and she ached raged and chafed under it because his eloquence denied her language The Kiss takes the traditional story of Tamburlaine s wife and gives it a new and refreshing ending Sometimes disquieting sometimes funny always thought provoking Angela Carter s stories offer a feminist revision of images that lie deep in the public psyche, Once upon a time fairy tales weren t meant just for children and neither is i Angela Carter s Book of Fairy Tales i This collection contains lyrical tales bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world from the Arctic to Asia and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies Instead we have pretty maids and old crones crafty women and bad girls enchantresses and midwives rascal aunts and odd sisters, After the apocalypse the world is neatly divided br br Rational civilization rests with the Professors in their steel and concrete villages marauding tribes of Barbarians roam the surrounding jungles mutilated Out People inhabit the burnt scars of cities br br But Marianne a Professor s daughter is carried away into the jungle a grotesque vegetable paradise where she will become the captive bride of Jewel the proud and beautiful Barbarian There she will witness the savage rituals of the snake worshippers indulge her voluptuous virginal fantasies taste the forbidden fruit of chaos br br Erotic exotic and bizarre HEROES AND VILLAINS is a post apocalyptic romance a gripping adventure story a colourful embroidery of religion and magic and not least a dispassionate vision of life beyond our brave nuclear world, 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