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The Resource Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson

Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson

Label
Among the wonderful : a novel
Title
Among the wonderful
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stacy Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
P.T. Barnum is a newcomer to New York and still unknown to the world when he purchases an old museum on the corner of Broadway and Ann Street. With uncanny confidence and impeccable timing he transforms the dusty natural history collection into a great ark for public imagination. Though Barnum's bold vision and shameless huckstering are essential to creating his magical, lucrative museum, its inhabitants are Carlson's concern. To taxidermist Emile Guillaudeu, nature's greatest beauty lies in its rationaltaxonomy, represented by his meticulous arrangements of mounted specimens. When Barnum takes over the museum, Guillaudeu's attempt to maintain order in an increasingly chaotic microcosm grows more frantic, and ultimately forces him out of the museum and into the unpredictable flux of antebellum New York. The giantess Ana Swift is plagued by chronic pain and jaded by a world of gawkers, but she is hopeful as she arrives in Barnum's museum. Working without a manager for the first time, she can present herself as she wishes. But does this constitute real freedom? With Ana, the narrative travels beneath the museum's baffling surface to visit the lives of Barnum's human performers, his Representatives of the Wonderful
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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10003975
Cataloging source
DLC
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Carlson, Stacy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A75327
LC item number
A83 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Barnum's American Museum
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2011015162
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781586421847
Lccn
2011015162
Label
Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson
Publication
Control code
2011015162
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781586421847
Lccn
2011015162

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