Wise Children: A Novel

Wise Children: A Novel

by Angela Carter

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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 feminist insights into matters large and small, she created in Wise Children an effervescent family saga that manages to celebrate the lore and magic of show business while also exploring the connections between parent and child, the transitory and the immortal, authenticity and falsehood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374530945
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Series: FSG Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 496,146
Product dimensions: 5.67(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Angela Carter (1940-1992) was the author of many novels (including Nights at the Circus)¸ collections of short stories, plays, and books for children.

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