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The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern

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Published In: 03 July 2012
A fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young circus magicians who have been trained since childhood for this purpose. This is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

About the Author

ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and multimedia artist who describes all her work as being fairy tales in one way or another. She lives in Massachusetts."

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Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing. Associated Press Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book. Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler s Wife" Get ready to be won over. . . . Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut. . . . So sparklingly alive, you ll swear the pages are breathing in your hands. . . . "The Night Circus" defies both genres and expectations. "The Boston Globe """ A riveting debut. "The Night Circus "pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it. Tea Obreht, author of "The Tiger s Wife" "The Night Circus" is the real deal, the kind of novel that will appeal to romantics, history buff, circus aficionados, mystery fans, and lovers of a good story. . . . Steeped in circus lore, filled with evocative scenes of magic and illusion, enriched by characters as varied as the clockmaker who crafted the circus s iconic timepiece . . . "The Night Circus "is worth staying up for. "Bookreporter """ One of the best books I have ever read. Brunonia Barry, author of "The Lace Reader" [A] few pages in . . . and you know you are in the presence of an extraordinary storyteller. "The Daily Beast" Echoing the immense pleasure of Susanna Clarke s "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "The Night Circus "presents a sprightly version of 19th-century English magic. . . . A love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic. "The Washington Post """ Dark and extravagantly imagined. "People " Pure pleasure. . . . Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it.You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of reveurs all its own. Aimee Bender, author of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake""" [Morgenstern] employs her supple prose to conjure up a series of wonders: A maze made of clouds, a ship of books floating on a sea of ink, a tent that seems to contain a vast desert. "Salon""" Reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical. "Newsday" Morgenstern s exquisitely realized world will have [you] wishing to run off and join the circus. "USA Today " Morgenstern s novel feels crafted from the fabric of a dream, and the circus itself never fails to astound. For me, the only real disappointment was that I couldn t buy a ticket. Yvonne Zip, "The Christian Science Monitor" Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and prepare to be enchanted. . . . [Will] make you sit right down on the floor of your library or bookstore to see what Morgenstern conjures up next. "Minneapolis Star-Tribune " "The Night Circus" is a gorgeously imagined fable poised in the high latitudes of Hans Christian Anderson and Oscar Wilde, with a few degrees toward Hesse s "Steppenwolf" for dangerous spice. The tale is masterfully written and invites allegorical interpretations even as its leisurely but persistent suspense gives it compelling charm. An enchanting read. Katherine Dunn, author of "Geek Love" A Victorian curio cabinet. . . . In "The Night Circus," Morgenstern makes the artificial real, turning atmosphere into art. "Kansas City Star """ The world of "The Night Circus" is elaborately designed, fantastically imagined and instantly intoxicating as if the reader had downed a glass of absinthe and leapt into a hallucination. Rachel Syme, NPR [A] dazzling foray into the dreamscape of illusion. "Family Circle" Every once in awhile you find a novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell. "The Night Circus" is one of these rarities engrossing, beautifully written and utterly enchanting. If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it. Danielle Trussoni, author of "Angelology" " "Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing." --Associated Press "Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book." --Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife""Get ready to be won over. . . . Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut. . . . So sparklingly alive, you'll swear the pages are breathing in your hands. . . . "The Night Circus" defies both genres and expectations." --"The Boston Globe "" ""A riveting debut. "The Night Circus "pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it." --TEa Obreht, author of "The Tiger's Wife" ""The Night Circus" is the real deal, the kind of novel that will appeal to romantics, history buff, circus aficionados, mystery fans, and lovers of a good story. . . . Steeped in circus lore, filled with evocative scenes of magic and illusion, enriched by characters as varied as the clockmaker who crafted the circus's iconic timepiece . . . "The Night Circus "is worth staying up for." --"Bookreporter "" ""One of the best books I have ever read." --Brunonia Barry, author of "The Lace Reader" "[A] few pages in . . . and you know you are in the presence of an extraordinary storyteller." --"The Daily Beast" "Echoing the immense pleasure of Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "The Night Circus "presents a sprightly version of 19th-century English magic. . . . A love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic." --"The Washington Post "" ""Dark and extravagantly imagined." --"People " "Pure pleasure. . . . Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing--I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it. You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of rEveurs all its own." --Aimee Bender, author of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake"" ""[Morgenstern] employs her supple prose to conjure up a series of wonders: A maze made of clouds, a ship of books floating on a sea of ink, a tent that seems to contain a vast desert." --"Salon"" ""Reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical." --"Newsday" "Morgenstern's exquisitely realized world will have [you] wishing to run off and join the circus." --"USA Today " "Morgenstern's novel feels crafted from the fabric of a dream, and the circus itself never fails to astound. For me, the only real disappointment was that I couldn't buy a ticket." --Yvonne Zip, "The Christian Science Monitor" "Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and prepare to be enchanted. . . . [Will] make you sit right down on the floor of your library or bookstore to see what Morgenstern conjures up next." --"Minneapolis Star-Tribune " ""The Night Circus" is a gorgeously imagined fable poised in the high latitudes of Hans Christian Anderson and Oscar Wilde, with a few degrees toward Hesse's "Steppenwolf" for dangerous spice. The tale is masterfully written and invites allegorical interpretations even as its leisurely but persistent suspense gives it compelling charm. An enchanting read." --Katherine Dunn, author of "Geek Love" "A Victorian curio cabinet. . . . In "The Night Circus," Morgenstern makes the artificial real, turning atmosphere into art." --"Kansas City Star "" ""The world of "The Night Circus" is elaborately designed, fantastically imagined and instantly intoxicating--as if the reader had downed a glass of absinthe and leapt into a hallucination." --Rachel Syme, NPR "[A] dazzling foray into the dreamscape of illusion." --"Family Circle" "Every once in awhile you find a novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell. "The Night Circus" is one of these rarities--engrossing, beautifully written and utterly enchanting. If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it." --Danielle Trussoni, author of "Angelology" Praise for THE NIGHT CIRCUS: ""The Night Circus" made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book."-- Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife" "If this novel is just cotton candy, it's cotton candy spun from strands of edible silver...With no more lust than a late volume of "Harry Potter," Morgenstern manages to conjure up a love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic. When Celia calls their circus a 'wonder and comfort and mystery all together, ' she could have been talking about this book."--Ron Charles, "The Washington Post" "A Romeo and Juliet tale drenched in magic realism, "The Night Circus" defies both genres and expectations. In short, it's a showstopper.""--The Boston Globe""Erin Morgenstern's debut novel, "The Night Circus," is quietly, enchantingly perfect...reading this novel is like having a marvelous dream, in which you are asleep enough to believe everything that is happening, but awake enough to relish the experience and understand that it is magical.""--Newsday" "[A] dark and extravagantly imagined debut...The plot follows the separate and then intertwining lives of Celia and Marco, both forced to spend their lives pitting their unusual talents against each other in a cruel competition. But their world is Morgenstern's most vivid creation, a fantastical circus featuring illusionists whose powers transcend mere sleight of hand; like those performers, the author entices her audience to suspend disbelief and rewards its members with captivating pleasure."--"People" magazine "Morgenstern's exquisitely realized world will have the reader wishing to run off and join this circus.""--USA Today" "Morgenstern's Circus is the stuff that

EAN: 9781613834381
ISBN: 1613834381
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 3.3 centimetres (0.57 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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