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  • Published: 2 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099981107
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Wise Children




The classic text, now complete with a new jacket and introduction.

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

  • Pub date: 2 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099981107
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

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

“'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' Salman Rushdie, Independent on Sunday”

“'Wonderful writing...there is not much fiction around that is as good as this' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph”

“'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”


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