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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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  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Suspenseful (3)

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5.0

Wow, magical, loved it

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  • Engaging Characters
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      Comments about The Night Circus:

      Loved reading this book, the characters were interesting, a page turner wanting to know more. Was magical and exciting loved it.

       
      5.0

      Unique, Magical and Imaginative

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          Comments about The Night Circus:

          After seeing this book on many favourites lists, I picked it up at a market recently and have certainly not been let down. What a magical ride Erin Morgenstern takes you on as The Night Circus unfolds. A superb author with an exceptional way with words, this story is original and one of the most imaginative books I have read in a while. You can't help but love it.

           
          5.0

          Magical

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            Comments about The Night Circus:

            The Night Circus is utterly breath-taking. A truly magical piece.

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            5.0

            Loved it

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              Comments about The Night Circus:

              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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              Judge this book by it's cover

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                Comments about The Night Circus:

                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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                  Comments about The Night Circus:

                  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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                  "Lush, evocative, dreamlike...a magical, coming-of-age story" * Sunday Times * "Dark and dreamy; a captivating love story" * Stylist Magazine * "Deliciously inventive... Don't imagine this is a light, frothy tale. For all her humorous touches, Morgernstern...has produced something darker than night" -- Mary Crockett * Scotsman * "Dazzling" * Marie Claire * "The only response to this novel is simply: wow. It is a breathtaking feat of imagination, a flight of fancy that pulls you in and wraps you up in its spell" * The Times * "An extraordinary blend of dream and nightmare will take you on a magical journey" -- Viv Groskop * Red Magazine * "Charming, magical, mysterious, enthralling" * Daily Mirror * "Lushly imagined, extremely charming and very, very readable" * Scotland on Sunday * "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 "Morgenstern displays a conjurer's dexterity as she develops her tale, and you'd need a heart of stone not to melt at the melodramatic denouement" * Daily Mail *

                  ISBN: 9780099554790
                  ISBN-10: 0099554798
                  Series: Vintage Magic
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 512
                  Published: 1st June 2012
                  Publisher: Vintage Publishing
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6  x 3.1
                  Weight (kg): 0.35
                  Edition Number: 1