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Wise Children - Angela Carter
Wise Children
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374530945 (0374530947)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
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Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/
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5.0 Wise Children by Angela Carter
This is a novel told by a singular voice writing her memoir. Or shall I say their memoirs. Our narrator is Dora Chance who once lightly traipsed the British Vaudeville boards back in the day with her twin sister Nora. They have not only lived ‘life upon the wicked stage,’ but have been forever witne...
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/
Lived in a Pretty www.livedinapretty.com/ rated it
5.0 Wise Children
This is a novel told by a singular voice writing her memoir. Or shall I say their memoirs. Our narrator is Dora Chance who once lightly traipsed the British Vaudeville boards back in the day with her twin sister Nora. They have not only lived ‘life upon the wicked stage,’ but have been forever witne...
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I liked Wise Children by the end of the book, although at the beginning I had my doubts. Part of this can be attributed to Carter's writing style. At times it is jumbled and fast-paced; close to a stream-of-consciousness style, but not completely so. The first 50 pages had me grinding my teeth a bit...
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3.0 Wise Children
Impossible de me rappeler la marque du whisky favori d'Irish (j'ai essayé l'autre jour), alors qu'il m'en a lancé à la tête une bouteille pleine en guise d'adieu, le jour où nous nous sommes séparés. Une bouteille pleine ! Elle s'est écrasée contre le mur et elle a dégouliné. J'ai dit : "Oh ! regard...
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