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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099981107
ISBN-10: 0099981106
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This is perhaps Angela Carter's wittiest novel, an ostentatiously charming meditation on Englishness, class and Shakespeare that plays more games with twins and identity than The Comedy of Errors and has more sudden reversals of fortune than Lear. The Hazard dynasty dominates the legitimate stage, while its byblows, the narrator Dora Chance and her sister Nora, become stars of music hall and revue. This is Carter's least experimental novel, only post-modern in its insistence that the art of fiction is about fun, and about games. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshop in 1967, which went on to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992

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