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The manikin

a novel

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Henry Holt and Co. in New York.

Written in English

276 pages

A girl's coming of age in the strange world of stuffed animals. Peg Griswood lives in the manor of a famous taxidermist, surrounded by staring, silent creatures, looked after by eccentric servants and groundskeepers. Against this background, various human dramas are played out in what is basically a gothic novel of atmosphere. The setting is New York State early this century. By the author of Arrogance.

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The Manikin: A Novel
December 1, 2002, Picador
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The Manikin: A Novel
February 15, 1998, Owl Books
Paperback in English
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The manikin: a novel
1996, Henry Holt and Co.
in English - 1st ed.
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The Manikin: A Novel
February 1996, Back Bay Books
Hardcover in English - 1st ed edition

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The Manikin

First published in 1996



Work Description

The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the "Henry Ford of Natural History," by 1917 Craxton has become America's preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world--filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles--wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxton's newest housekeeper. Part coming-of-age story, part gothic mystery, and part exploration of the intimate embrace between art and life, "The Manikin" is compulsively readable and beautifully written.

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The winter of 1846, when half of everything alive succumbed to the cold, has been stored for over eighty years in the mysterious mind common to the species, and though the owl didn't experience that winter, she remembers it-the poisonous smell of the air, the frost that pinned feathers to skin, the famine.
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Library of Congress PS3569.C636 M35 1996
Dewey 813/.54

The manikin

a novel

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Henry Holt and Co. in New York.


Edition Description

A girl's coming of age in the strange world of stuffed animals. Peg Griswood lives in the manor of a famous taxidermist, surrounded by staring, silent creatures, looked after by eccentric servants and groundskeepers. Against this background, various human dramas are played out in what is basically a gothic novel of atmosphere. The setting is New York State early this century. By the author of Arrogance.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.C636 M35 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
276 p. ;
Number of pages
276

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL789317M
Internet Archive
manikinnovel00scot
ISBN 10
0805039740
ISBN 13
9780805039740
LC Control Number
95021734
OCLC/WorldCat
32665594
Library Thing
422530
Goodreads
5074189

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