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Edward Carey

Biography

Edward Carey

Edward Carey has written several adaptations for the stage, including Patrick Suskind’s THE PIGEON and Robert Coover’s PINOCCHIO IN VENICE, and has recently finished a free adaptation of THE PICKWICK PAPERS. His own plays include SULKING THOMAS and CAPTAIN OF THE BIRDS. Mr. Carey is also a freelance illustrator (some of his artwork appears in Observatory Mansions). He lives in London, England.

Edward Carey

Books by Edward Carey

by Edward Carey - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Mythology

In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, “as if the wood commanded me,” Giuseppe --- better known as Geppetto --- carves for himself a pinewood boy. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams...and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories --- whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish --- and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away.

by Edward Carey - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.