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The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

(2009)
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Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster, ruler, guide and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world. Traveling with a Crocodile named Malachi, a trapeze girl named Ophelia, a strong mane they call Hero, which is short for Hieronymus, a clown named Domingo de Ybarrondo, who paints in a wagon pulled by a giant Ibis bird, the troupe wanders from adventure to adventure with mythic aplomb. From the first story, in which Indigo Murphy, the best bird handler in the world leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici, to the fabled court of Kubla Khan, the magic never stops. You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes, and an orang-outang named Bathsheba, and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork quilt from the mythologies and dreams of the world. Though written forty years ago, these pages are littered with the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barker's fiction. Worlds not quit our own, and yet so real they ring with truth and leave you wishing you could step from your mundane life into that other place into those caves of ice if only long enough to catch Maximillian's show.

    

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Used availability for Clive Barker's The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

Hardback Editions

2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
ISBN: 0-9821546-1-5 / 978-0-9821546-1-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bad Moon Books
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Adventures of Mr Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
ISBN: 0-9915447-8-1 / 978-0-9915447-8-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bad Moon Books
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus (SIGNED)
Author(s): Clive Barker
ISBN: 0-9832211-4-6 / 978-0-9832211-4-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BadMoon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus
Author(s): Clive Barker
Publisher: Crossroad Press & Bad Moon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA