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The hearing trumpet

Author: Leonora Carrington
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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92-year-old Marian Leatherby is given the gift of a hearing trumpet, only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Occult twin to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Humorous stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Carrington
OCLC Number: 2091463
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Leonora Carrington ; ill. by Pablo Weisz-Carrington.

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92-year-old Marian Leatherby is given the gift of a hearing trumpet, only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world.

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