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Little / by Edward Carey ; illustrated by Edward Carey.

Little / by Edward Carey ; illustrated by Edward Carey.
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ISBN 9781910709566 (paperback)
Author Carey, Edward, 1970- author, illustrator.
Title Little / by Edward Carey ; illustrated by Edward Carey.
Publisher/Date London : Gallic Books , 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. 458 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary Note The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud. In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do. Exuberant and utterly distinctive, this novel recalls a momentous stretch of French history through the eyes of Marie Groscholtz, who survives the harshest of beginnings and most violent of revolutions to craft her place in history
Subject - Name Tussaud, Marie, -- 1761-1850 -- Fiction
Subject Orphans -- Fiction
Wax modellers -- Fiction
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F CARE
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