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Wise Children


This article refers to the novel by Angela Carter. For the album by Tom Harrell see Wise Children (album)Wise Children (1991) was the last novel written by Angela Carter. The novel follows the fortunes of twin chorus girls, Dora and Nora Chance, and their bizarre theatrical family. It explores the subversive nature of fatherhood, the denying of which leads Nora and Dora to frivolous "illegitimate" lechery. The novel plays on Carter's admiration of Shakespeare and her love of fairy tales and the surreal, incorporating a large amount of magical realism and elements of the carnivalesque that probes and twists our expectations of reality and society.
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original title: Wise Children
date of publication: 1991
genre: magic realism, novel

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  • Wise Children

    edition language: English
    date of publication: 2007

    ISBN-13: 978-0-374-53094-5
    ISBN-10: 0-374-53094-7
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