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  • Published: 2 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099981107
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $14.99

Wise Children




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

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH

A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

  • Published: 2 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099981107
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • 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 Wise Children

It is wise, bawdy, vulgar, eloquent and very, very funny... And the writing is often breathtakingly lyrical... A masterpiece. Please share.

Guardian

Wise Children is Angela Carter's best book. It deserves many prizes and, better than that, the affection of generations of readers

Times Literary Supplement

Inventive and brilliant

The Times

A funny, funny book, Wise Children is even better than Nights at the Circus. It deserves all the bouquets, diamonds and stage-door Johnnies it can get

Independent on Sunday

Wonderful writing...there is not much fiction around that is as good as this

Daily Telegraph

Delightful...this is rich prose which demands thought. It's also wickedly funny and a great read

thebookbag.co.uk

Quite brilliant in every sense of the word

David Evans, Independent on Sunday

Wise Children is Angela Carter's best book. It deserves many prizes and, better than that, the affection of generations of readers

Times Literary Supplement

Inventive and brilliant

The Times

A funny, funny book, Wise Children is even better than Nights at the Circus. It deserves all the bouquets, diamonds and stage-door Johnnies it can get

Independent on Sunday

Wonderful writing...there is not much fiction around that is as good as this

Daily Telegraph

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