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The Resource We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman, Deborah Noyes

We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman, Deborah Noyes

Label
We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman
Title
We are all his creatures
Title remainder
tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Noyes
Title variation
  • P.T. Barnum
  • Phineas Taylor Barnum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much has been written about P. T. Barnum -- legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnum's shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnum's two families -- his family at home, including his two wives and his daughters, and his family at work, including Little People, a giantess, an opera singer, and many sideshow entertainers -- suffered greatly from his cruelty and exploitation. Yet, at the same time, some of his performers, such as General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton), became wealthy celebrities who were admired and feted by presidents and royalty. In this collection of interlinked stories illustrated with archival photographs, Deborah Noyes digs deep into what is known about the people in Barnum's orbit and imagines their personal lives, putting front and center the complicated joy and pain of what it meant to be one of Barnum's "creatures."
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noyes, Deborah
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Circus performers
  • Entertainers
  • Sideshows
  • Circus
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman, Deborah Noyes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mermaid (1842) -- The mysterious arm (1842) -- Returning a bloom to its bud (1845) -- Beside myself (1851) -- We will always be sisters (1852) -- The fairy wedding (1863) -- An extraordinary specimen of magnified humanity (1865) -- The Bearded Lady's son (1868) -- It's not humbug if you believe it (1869) -- All elephants are tragic (1889) -- What makes you think we want you here? (1891)
Control code
on1109406468
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780763659813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1109406468
  • (OCoLC)1109406468
Label
We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman, Deborah Noyes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mermaid (1842) -- The mysterious arm (1842) -- Returning a bloom to its bud (1845) -- Beside myself (1851) -- We will always be sisters (1852) -- The fairy wedding (1863) -- An extraordinary specimen of magnified humanity (1865) -- The Bearded Lady's son (1868) -- It's not humbug if you believe it (1869) -- All elephants are tragic (1889) -- What makes you think we want you here? (1891)
Control code
on1109406468
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780763659813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1109406468
  • (OCoLC)1109406468

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