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Wise Children

Wise Children( )
Author: Carter, Angela
Series title:FSG Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-374-53094-5
Publication Date:Dec 2007
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

In their heyday on the vaudeville stages of the early twentieth century, Dora Chance and her twin sister, Nora--unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day--were known as the Lucky Chances, with private lives as colorful and erratic as their careers. But now, at age 75, Dora is typing up their life story, and it is a tale indeed that Angela Carter tells. A writer known for the richness of her imagination and wit as well as her...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.67 x 8.31 x 0.64 Inches
Book Weight:0.484 Pounds
Author Biography
Carter, Angela (Author)
A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life and death, of apocalypse.

Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979).

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