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The Night Circus : Vintage Magic - Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

Vintage Magic

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Published: 1st June 2012
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A mind-blowing first novel that will be the most exciting bestseller of 2011. A magical love story and a story about the love of magic, set in a fantastical circus in the late nineteenth century where two magicians battle for supremacy.

In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, the Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. There are contortionists, performing cats, carousels and illusionists - all the trappings of an ordinary circus. But this is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the rêveurs - the dreamers. And who is the sinister man in the grey suit who watches over it all? Behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination - and of love. A feast for the senses, a fin-de-siècle fantasia of magic and mischief, and the most original love story since The Time Traveler's Wife, The Night Circus is an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality. It will dazzle readers young and old with its virtuoso performance, and who knows, they might not want to leave the world it creates.

About the Author

Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as 'fairy tales in one way or another'. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    I really enjoyed this book, it was recommended to me by a friend and i'll definitely be recommending it also.

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      I have been looking for a really good book for a while and came across this one and thought I'd give it a go. It was a beautifully written and I enjoyed the storyline. It just made me happy!

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        Although it was hard to place events on a time line, the magic throughout the pages kept me turning again and again. I even used some quotes on my fb page!

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        "The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for. This is a marvelous book" -- Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife "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 "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 "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 "'Dark as soot and bright as sparks,' The Night Circus still holds me willingly captive in a world of almost unbearable beauty. This is a love story on a grand scale: it creates, it destroys, it ultimately transcends. Take a bow, Erin Morgenstern. This is one of the best books I have ever read" -- Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader

        ISBN: 9780099554790
        ISBN-10: 0099554798
        Series: Vintage Magic
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 512
        Published: 1st June 2012
        Publisher: Vintage
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 3.2
        Weight (kg): 0.36