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The Night Circus

“The circus arrives without warning.”

The Night Circus is a phantasmagorical fairy tale set near an ahistorical Victorian London in a wandering magical circus that is open only from sunset to sunrise. Le Cirque des Rêves, the Circus of Dreams, features such wonders and "ethereal enigmas" as a blooming garden made all of ice, acrobats soaring without a net, and a vertical cloud maze where patrons who get lost simply step off and float gently to the floor. The circus has no set schedule, appearing without warning and leaving without notice; they travel in a train disguised as an ordinary coal transport. A network of devoted fans styling themselves "rêveurs" ("dreamers") develops around the circus; they identify each other by adding a splash of red to garb that otherwise matches the characteristic black and white of the circus tents. The magical nature of the circus is occluded under the guise of legerdemain; the illusionist truly transforms her jacket into a raven and the fortune teller truly reads the uncertain future, and both are applauded for their ingenuity. Read More...


Erin Morgenstern on The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern on The Night Circus

THE NIGHT CIRCUS audiobook sneak peek

THE NIGHT CIRCUS audiobook sneak peek

Erin Morgenstern discusses the book. Audiobook sneak peek with Jim Dale.
Night Circus 08

Night Circus 08.MP4

Erin Morgenstern reads from the book.

The Author, Erin Morgenstern

Erin morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern (born July 8, 1978) is an American writer and visual artist best known for her debut novel, "The Night Circus". She was raised in Marshfield, Massachusetts and still lives in her home state. She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 2000 where she studied theater and studio art. In addition to writing, Morgenstern paints (mostly in acrylics). Read More...


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