The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser
The Barnum Museum by Steven Millhauser

The Barnum Museum

Stories (American Literature Series)
by Steven Millhauser
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The Barnum Museum is a combination waxworks, masked ball, and circus sideshow masquerading as a collection of short stories. Within its pages, note such sights as: a study of the motives and strategies used by the participants in the game of Clue, including the seduction of Miss Scarlet by Colonel Mustard; the Barnum Museum, a fantastic, monstrous landmark so compelling that an entire town finds its citizens gradually and inexorably disappearing into it; a bored dilettante who constructs an imaginary womanand loses her to an imaginary man!and a legendary magician so skilled at sleight-of-hand that he is pursued by police for the crime of erasing the line between the real and the conjured.

Ingeniously written and orchestrated, each exhibit in The Barnum Museum will compel you to continue, each story becoming a lure to the next.

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About this Edition

Language

English

Publish Date

Mar 1, 2007

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

237

ISBN

1564781798

ISBN-13

9781564781796