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The Resource Little, Edward Carey

Little, Edward Carey

Label
Little
Title
Little
Statement of responsibility
Edward Carey
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Follows the story of a Swiss orphan who, apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor in the seamy streets of Paris, learns her craft and hones her art to become the famous Madame Tussaud
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738540
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Edward
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tussaud, Marie
  • Orphans
  • Wax modellers
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Little, Edward Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000064382623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781910709566
Lccn
2017061111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1025378060
Label
Little, Edward Carey
Publication
Copyright
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
000064382623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781910709566
Lccn
2017061111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1025378060

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