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Little (Paperback, Reprint)

| Riverhead Books | 10/22/2019

ISBN-10 : 0525534334   ISBN-13 : 9780525534334   List Price : $17.00

$12.00 (Very Good)
  • C39 (2nd Shelf Top-to-bottom)

Overview

The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.

In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do.

In the tradition of Gregory Maguire's Wicked and Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, Edward Carey's Little is a darkly endearing cavalcade of a novel--a story of art, class, determination, and how we hold on to what we love.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0525534334
  • ISBN-13: 9780525534334
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 5.12 (h) x 1.10 (d)
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