The Magic Toyshop.

By: Carter, Angela

Price: £125.00

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Grading: Previous owner's label (4cm x 8cm) affixed to front free endpaper, an almost fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with creasing and wear along the spine edges and corner tips.


The authors second novel, made into a film in 1987. ''First printing'' on the copyright page.

'''(1940-1992) UK author best known for her work outside the sf field, though all her novels and tales were characterized by an expressionist freedom of reference to everyday 'reality' which often emerges as fantasy. Her early novels were neither sf nor fantasy, though a tale like THE MAGIC TOYSHOP (1967) carries its female protagonist through a rite of passage into adulthood via imagery - especially the use of puppets - that constantly jostles the limits of the mundane. It was filmed in 1987. Though she was never associated with the sf New Wave, it was perhaps through the widening of the gates of perception due to that movement that readers of sf were induced to treat Carter's difficult but rewarding work as being of interest to a genre audience; as an author of feminist sf, she was notably lacking in doctrinaire presentations of story, and her influence has grown steadily - for some time after her death, she was the most taught woman writer in American universities. Her early and unnecessary death - she could not break her addiction to cigarettes, and died of lung cancer - continues to induce a sense that the British literary world had been diminished'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Magic Toyshop.

Author Name: Carter, Angela

Categories: Other,

Edition: First American edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: NY.: 1967.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Previous owner's label (4cm x 8cm) affixed to front free endpaper, an almost fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with creasing and wear along the spine edges and corner tips.

Seller ID: 37707