Nights at the Circus (MP3 CD)

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Nights at the Circus (MP3 CD)


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Staff Reviews

Of Angela Carter's novels, 'Nights at the Circus' is surely the best example of what this author can achieve when she plays alongside the sharp corners of nostalgia. Evoking the comforting reassurances of fantastical worlds and joyful circuses, Carter offers just enough safety to effectively astonish the reader in the dark spaces she creates. 'Nights at the Circus' follows world famous aerialiste Sophie Fevvers - a woman who, alongside the expected developments that puberty typically brings, grew wings from her back. A life spent exploiting her gift of flight and enchanting a public that's mystified by her abilities, Fevvers takes her aerial performance to the world. Light and airy in tone, 'Nights at the Circus' confronts us with the nature of exploitation and its deceptions. It is an incredibly intelligent work that allows Carter to play in the themes that she most loves, whilst also weaving an immaculate and compelling plot. Funny and devastating, this novel is utter perfection.

— Laura

This Audible Exclusive recording of Angela Carter's iconic novel, Nights at the Circus, is brought to you by celebrated actress and voice artist, Adjoa Andoh. It is described by Carter herself as a 'psychedelic Dickens.'

A compelling and thought provoking novel which heralds a new age, we're introduced to the unique and mesmerizing character of Sophi Fevvers and her illustrious wings....

About the book

Said to be part woman, part swan, Sophi Fevvers stars in Colonel Kearney's Circus, beloved and admired by audiences all around Europe.

Courted by the Prince of Wales himself and fawned on by American journalist, Jack Walser, Sophi defies expectation by embarking on a journey of self-discovery, and taking the listener on an intoxicating trip around London, St Petersburg and Siberia.

One of Carter's most empowered female protagonists, Fevvers heralds a 'new Age in which no women will be bound down to the ground, ' making this a timeless and wholly inspiring literary masterpiece.

About the author

Angela Carter was born in 1940, in Sussex. She grew up in the shabbily respectable south London district of Balham, the second child of an eccentric journalist father and a neurotic housewife mother.

She studied English at Bristol University before travelling extensively, teaching and writing numerous best-selling novels. They have all received considerable critical acclaim and remain firm favourites of modern English literature.

Angela was a devout feminist throughout her life, wrote for Spare Rib magazine and voted Labour. Her novels are wholly reflective of her world views and continue to inspire new generations of men and women worldwide.

About the narrator

Adjoa Andoh is a British film, television, stage and radio actress, best-known for her roles in Invictus, Doctor Who, Liar and National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

She is well versed in the art of narration and has voiced over 100 audiobooks, including Naomi Alderman's The Power, Marcus Chown's The Ascent of Gravity, Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Fiona Barton's The Child.

Adjoa has had many leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre and the Almeida Theatre, and she's acted in a production of Nights at the Circus.

Product Details ISBN: 9781978624405
ISBN-10: 1978624409
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Language: English