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Memoirs of a Midget

Memoirs of a Midget

Walter de la Mare Alison Lurie
3.6/5 (217 ratings)
Miss M., the narrator of these fictional memoirs, is a diminutive young woman with a “passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals.” Miss M. tells of her early life as a dreamy orphan and, in particular, of her tempestuous twentieth year—in which she falls in love with a beautiful and ambitious full-sized woman and is courted by a male dwarf. Concluding that she must choose either to simply tolerate her difference or grow callous to it, Miss M. resolves to become independent by offering herself up as a spectacle in a circus.

[Walter de la Mare  wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget. Other major works include the children’s novel, The Three Royal Monkeys, Henry Brocken, The Return, and Desert Islands.]

[Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels as well as two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups and Boys and Girls Forever. She has taught children’s literature and folklore at Cornell University.]
Language
English
Pages
379
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Paul Dry Books
Release
January 01, 2004
ISBN
1589880129
ISBN 13
9781589880122

Memoirs of a Midget

Walter de la Mare Alison Lurie
3.6/5 (217 ratings)
Miss M., the narrator of these fictional memoirs, is a diminutive young woman with a “passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals.” Miss M. tells of her early life as a dreamy orphan and, in particular, of her tempestuous twentieth year—in which she falls in love with a beautiful and ambitious full-sized woman and is courted by a male dwarf. Concluding that she must choose either to simply tolerate her difference or grow callous to it, Miss M. resolves to become independent by offering herself up as a spectacle in a circus.

[Walter de la Mare  wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget. Other major works include the children’s novel, The Three Royal Monkeys, Henry Brocken, The Return, and Desert Islands.]

[Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels as well as two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups and Boys and Girls Forever. She has taught children’s literature and folklore at Cornell University.]
Language
English
Pages
379
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Paul Dry Books
Release
January 01, 2004
ISBN
1589880129
ISBN 13
9781589880122

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