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  • Published: 6 December 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099388616
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

Nights At The Circus




'One of the century's finest writers' Sunday Times

'Angela Carter has influenced a whole generation of fellow writers towards dream worlds of baroque splendour, fairy tale horror, and visions of the alienated wreckage of a future world. In Nights at the Circus she has invented a new, raunchy, raucous, Cockney voice for her heroine Fevvers, taking us back into a rich, turn of the 19th century world, which reeks of human and animal variety' The Times.

  • Pub date: 6 December 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099388616
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.

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Praise for Nights At The Circus

“'A glorious piece of work, a set-piece studded with set-pieces. The narrative has a splendid ripe momentum, and each descriptive touch contributes a pang of vividness. By doing possible things impossibly well, the book achieves a major enchantment' Times Literary Supplement”

“'A mistress-piece of sustained and weirdly wonderful Gothic that's both intensely amusing and also provocatively serious. This is a big, superlatively imagined novel' Observer”

“'A remarkable book by any standards' Guardian”

“'Nights at the Circus is a glorious enchantment. But an enchantment which is rooted in an earthy, rich and powerful language...It is a spell-binding achievement' Literary Review”


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