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The Resource Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson, (electronic resource)

Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson, (electronic resource)

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Among the wonderful : a novel
Title
Among the wonderful
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stacy Carlson
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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 rational taxonomy, 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
Cataloging source
TLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A75327
LC item number
A83 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586421878
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6234DD9F-D1E3-4736-B907-F343621BFF38
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748281789
  • (TLC)erc0000007052
  • 688581
Label
Among the wonderful : a novel, Stacy Carlson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586421878
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6234DD9F-D1E3-4736-B907-F343621BFF38
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748281789
  • (TLC)erc0000007052
  • 688581

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