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The Resource The circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff

The circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff

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The circus of Dr. Lao
Title
The circus of Dr. Lao
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by Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff
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Language
eng
Summary
Abalone, Arizona, is a sleepy southwestern town whose chief concerns are boredom and surviving the Great Depression. That is, until the circus of Dr. Lao arrives and immensely and irrevocably changes the lives of everyone drawn to its tents. Expecting a sideshow spectacle, the citizens of Abalone instead confront and learn profound lessons from the mythical made real--a chimera, a Medusa, a talking sphinx, a sea serpent, witches, the Hound of the Hedges, a werewolf, a mermaid, an ancient god, and the elusive, ever-changing Dr. Lao. The circus unfolds, spinning magical, dark strands that ensnare the town's populace: the sea serpent's tale shatters love's illusions; the fortune-teller's shocking pronouncements toll the tedium and secret dread of every person's life; sensual undercurrents pour forth for men and women alike; and the dead walk again. Dazzling and macabre, literary and philosophical, The Circus of Dr. Lao has been acclaimed as a masterpiece of speculative fiction and influenced such writers as Ray Bradbury
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DLC
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1905-1984
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Finney, Charles G.
Illustrations
plates
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1899-1965
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Artzybasheff, Boris
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  • Circus performers
  • Depressions
  • Mythology
  • Circus
Label
The circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff
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Publication
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Illustrated lining papers
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1875495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
154 pages
Lccn
35010889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
plates
System control number
(WaOLN)225618
Label
The circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff
Publication
Note
Illustrated lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1875495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
154 pages
Lccn
35010889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
plates
System control number
(WaOLN)225618

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