Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

Nights at the Circus

Angela Carter

fiction fantasy magical realism adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

295 pages | first published 1984

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Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake?Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jac...
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Moods

adventurous 80%
mysterious 61%
funny 53%
reflective 34%
dark 30%
challenging 26%
lighthearted 23%
emotional 15%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%
sad 3%
tense 3%

Pace

medium 77%
slow 14%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 68% | Plot: 18% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 13% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 35% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 14%

Average rating

3.86