In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional ...
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams 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 reveurs - the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter's daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer's apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love...A fabulous, fin-de-siecle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story, The Night Circus is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real.
Good in good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed 1st / 1st. Flat signed by author on half title page (author autograph only-no other names or inscriptions). Stated first edition with a complete numberline, indicating a first printing. Cover is warped/bent, and dust jacket is creased on the back inside flap.
Very Good in good+ jkt. jacket. Author's first book, 387 pages, decorative pages, black-and-white endpapers, black textured paper over boards with silver spine title and decorations on front board, illustrated dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Hinges very slightly sprung, otherwise fine; black jacket lightly edgeworn, rubbed. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!
New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 387 p. Audience: General/trade. Amazon selected Morgenstern s novel as one of the best books of September, 2011. Book is a first edition/ first printing with the number 1 appearing in the number line. Cover protected by Brodart and will ship in a study box. Book will ship with a signature guarantee.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + SIGNED BY AUTHOR + LIKE NEW CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT, PROTECTED BY A MYLAR COVER; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 387 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) Lovely copy, appears unread, first printing of the first edition. The book has a half-title page, a title page, and ANOTHER half-title page, and the last of these is flat signed by Morgenstern. The only imperfection is an "autographed copy" on the front cover of the jacket.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. True first edition with the correct number string on the copyright page. Best selling debut novel of the Massachusetts writer, already to sell out in the true first. Signed by the author on a special publisher's page after the front endpaper.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-11-28 A circus-Le Cirque des Reves-mysteriously appears at night, remains open only during hours of darkness, and then just as mysteriously disappears. But unknown to its visitors, the circus is really a venue for a dangerous game between two talented young illusionists whose magic is real. Bound to each other by their masters, Celia and Marco are forced to challenge each other to increasingly dangerous feats and displays of sorcery. But the real challenges come when respect and love blooms between them. Morgenstern's wonderful novel is made all the more enchanting by top-notch narration from the incomparable Jim Dale. The voices he creates add depth and nuance to the book's characters. And while some of those voices may echo his work on the Harry Potter series, they are nonetheless perfectly suited to Morgenstern's characters. Mesmerizing from the very start, this audio version will enchant listeners. A Doubleday hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-05-16 Debut author Morgenstern doesn't miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love set in a turn of the 20th-century circus. Celia is a five-year-old with untrained psychokinetic powers when she is unceremoniously dumped on her unsuspecting father, Hector Bowen, better known as Le Cirque des Reves' Prospero the Entertainer. Hector immediately hatches a sinister scheme for Celia: pit her against a rival's young magician in an epic battle of magic that will, by design, result in the death of one of the players, though neither Celia nor her adversary, Marco, is informed of the inevitable outcome. What neither Hector nor his rival count on is that Celia and Marco will eventually fall in love. Their mentors-Marco's mentor, Alexander, plucked him from the London streets due to his psychic abilities-attempt to intervene with little success as Celia and Marco barrel toward an unexpected and oddly fitting conclusion. Supporting characters-such as Bailey, a farm boy who befriends a set of twins born into the circus who will drastically influence his future; Isobel, a circus employee and onetime girlfriend of Marco's; and theatrical producer Chandresh Christophe Lefevre-are perfectly realized and live easily in a giant, magical story destined for bestsellerdom. This is an electric debut on par with Special Topics in Calamity Physics. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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