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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women entertainers -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Illegitimate children -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Aged women -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Sisters -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Family -- England -- London -- Fiction.,
  • Twins -- England -- London -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAngela Carter.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16773518M
ISBN 10014017530X

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Oct 17,  · Wise Children requires one to suspend belief at times due to its use of magical realism, but if you can get to grips with the multiple pairs of twins, the numerous illegitimacies and the constant Shakespearian motif, then the highs and lows in the book will really tug at your heart strings. There¿s also plenty of bawdy humour to keep the pace up/5. About the book. Wise Children is a richly comic tale surrounding the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families. Seen through the eyes of year-old Dora Chance, and her twin Nora, the novel unfurls within the space of a day, as the sisters prepare to attend their perennially absent father's th birthday party. Jan 01,  · Angela Carter's Wise Children is a riotous saga about the rise and fall of an entertainment dynasty. The narrator Dora Chance, less a heroine than an exuberant, sagacious chronicler of her times, makes up one half of an illegitimate pair of twins, who have gone painfully unacknowledged for decades by their aristocratic father, Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his generation.5/5(5). Oct 21,  · A t the end of a programme essay, Emma Rice wonders what Angela Carter would have made of her production of Wise Children, Carter’s novel about a Author: Kate Kellaway.

Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and Brief Encounter) brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name and its London residency at The Old Vic. There is a wonderful sense of time and place and I found it easy to imagine the different characters from the book itself and from the way they were voiced. I highly recommend Wise Children and will be looking out for more Angela Carter audiobooks. 3 people found this helpful. Be Child Wise compiles the wisdom and insight of This book is incredibly complete; a fabulous guide to making families wise and healthy. The book should be in every therapist’s, social worker’s and family’s hands. we are elevating the well-being of our children and families. Wise Children: A Novel Angela Carter Limited preview - Wise Children All Book Search results » About the 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 /5(24).