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circus of Dr. Lao

Charles G. Finney

circus of Dr. Lao

by Charles G. Finney

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Published by The Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arizona
    • Subjects:
    • Circus performers -- Fiction.,
    • Depressions -- Fiction.,
    • Mythology -- Fiction.,
    • Circus -- Fiction.,
    • Arizona -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Illustrated lining papers.

      Statementby Charles G. Finney, with drawings by Boris Artzybasheff.
      GenreFiction.
      ContributionsArtzybasheff, Boris, 1899- illus.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3511.I64 C5 1935
      The Physical Object
      Pagination154 p.
      Number of Pages154
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6321408M
      LC Control Number35010889
      OCLC/WorldCa1875495

      The Circus of Dr Lao was first published in , but reads as if it was written yesterday and moves at an exhilarating pace. Finney’s writing is superb. Dr Lao, his incredible mythological menagerie and an impressive cross-section of Abalone’s residents are all perfectly rendered in a tale which combines fantasy, mystery and – in one Written: Winner of the award for most original novel in from the American Bookseller’s Association and subsequently made into the film The Seven Faces of Doctor Lao (), The Circus of Dr. Lao was.

      Get this from a library! The circus of Dr. Lao. [Charles G Finney] -- 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. Pages are on 2 folded leaves. Issued in a case (36 cm.). "The edition is limited to one hundred and fifty copies"--Colophon. LC copy has colophon ending "this copy is for the Library of Congress." LC copy accompanied by 30 duplicate leaves; also by 35 leaves (in printed paper cover) and by Edward Hoagland's introd. (v p.) from the Limited Editions Club ed. of

      Circus of Dr. Lao Description Finney (), a proofreader for the Arizona Daily Star, produced one of the seminal works of fantasy fiction with this depression-era story of a Chinese traveling circus that magically appears in the sleepy town of Abalone, Arizona. This will either be a trick success, or it will be a complete flop. I'm frankly guessing — but if I were buying, I'd go slow, try it on the staff, pick a few customers who combine curiosity about new metiers, a sense of humor, not too rigid a code of morality, and send them the book on trial. It's crazy — but I liked it. It's astoundingly learned &#; but not annoyingly so.


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Lao is one of my all time favorite books. There's just not much fantasy like it being written today. This was published before the Hobbit, before the confines of the genre became a little more defined, and in my mind has more in common with the weird fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith and Lord Dunsany- full as it is of obscure, far-away lands, weird creatures/ deities, and pagan.

The circus of Dr. Lao, by C.G. FinneyThe pond, by N. KnealeThe hour of letdown, by E.B. WhiteThe wish, by R. DahlThe summer people, by S. JacksonEarth Pages: The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories by Ray Bradbury, Charles Grandison Finney, Nigel Kneale, E.

White, Roald Dahl, Shirley Jackson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Loren Eiseley, Oliver Lafarge, Henry Kuttner, James H. Schmitz, John Seymour, Robert M. Coates,Bantam Books edition, Mass Market Paperback in EnglishPages: The entire book (like all of Finney’s writing) is suffused with Chinese references – he served in the US Army there in the s.

Finney was a journalist by profession. Even at the age of thirty, working on this, his first book, he was a very polished writer. The Circus Of Doctor Lao is full of wit and sly humour.

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The circus of Dr. Lao Contributor Names Finney, Charles G. (Charles Grandison), Van Vliet, Claire. Janus Press. Stinehour Press, printer. Limited Editions Club, former owner. Janus Press Collection (Library of Congress).

THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO. and send them the book on trial. It's crazy -- but I liked it. It's astoundingly learned -- but not annoyingly so. The old Chinaman who speaks perfect English, when he wants to, who has the showman's jargon with a twist all his own, and an underlying and profound knowledge of human psychology, is a unique character Author: Charles G.

Finney. The Circus of Dr. Lao is an irreverent, licentious, insolent and most amusing book. For sardonic gaiety under fire, for the relief of a good guffaw, here is a circus of legendary creatures (with illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff) which is at once a play, a dream (if not a nightmare), a fantasy of science fiction that is horrifying, disgusting, intriguing, scintillating/5(53).

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.

Charles G. Finney () was a newspaperman and writer based in Arizona/5(7). The Circus of Dr. Lao () is a novel written by Arizona newspaperman Charles G.

Finney and illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. It won one of the inaugural National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of [1] [2] Many later editions omit the illustrations. The Circus of Dr.

Lao by Charles G. Finney. Second Edition. Published by Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press. With an Introduction by Michael Martone and a Forward by John Marco. pages. ISBN: 0 4 9.

Review by Mark Yon. This is a great reissue by Bison Books. The Circus of Dr. Lao is a fascinating work: a labyrinth of meanings and images that sucks in the imagination, teases it and impishly plays with it. It gives nothing away, but offers much sustenance to those willing to take the risk of stepping into the tents housing its bizarre attractions/5(K).For those who know The Circus of Dr Lao only through its screen adaptation in as The Seven Faces of Dr Lao (scripted, it is worth pointing out, by Charles Beaumont, to whom Ray Bradbury was a mentor) the novel will come as a revelation.

It is the ur-text for all carnival, sideshow, and freakshow fantasies written in its wake.They meet Lao’s performers, are puzzled (or annoyed) by them, and move on.

The structure is very episodic, with little forward momentum. Not that that matters—given the book’s short length, the lack of plot isn’t much of a hindrance. The Circus of Dr. Lao feels more like a long short story than a short novel. The reader is introduced to.