Wise Children (Paperback)
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Wise Children (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 16/01/1992
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Waterstones Says

A tour de force of imaginative storytelling from the revered author of Nights at the Circus, Wise Children pays elegantly twisted tribute to the power of showbusiness through the unforgettable story of the Chance sisters.

This title is presented 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099981107
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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“Wise Children”

It pains me to say this but as much as I love Angela Carter and her style of writing I just couldn't get into this book at all. I don't know whether it was the characters or the story itself but I just... More

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“Only the Lonely...”

This is possibly one of the most difficult books to review because whether or not you might like it is down wholly to your temperament. Narrated by Dora Chance, one half of the illegitimate 'Chance Sisters'... More

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Teresa Majury

“Long Live Dora!”

I read my first Angela Carter novel last year, The Magic Toyshop, reviewed here http://www.lovelytreez.com/?p=50 and it was such an enjoyable reading experience I fully intended to read Wise Children soon... More

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