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The Circus of Dr Lao

(1935)
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Abalone, Arizona, is a sleepy southwestern town whose chief concerns are boredom and surviving the Great Depression. That is, until the circus of Dr. Lao arrives and immensely and irrevocably changes the lives of everyone drawn to its tents. Expecting a sideshow spectacle, the citizens of Abalone instead confront and learn profound lessons from the mythical made real - a chimera, a Medusa, a talking sphinx, a sea serpent, witches, the Hound of the Hedges, a werewolf, a mermaid, an ancient god, and the elusive, ever-changing Dr. Lao. The circus unfolds, spinning magical, dark strands that ensnare the town's populace: the sea serpent's tale shatters love's illusions; the fortune-teller's shocking pronouncements toll the tedium and secret dread of every person's life; sensual undercurrents pour forth for men and women alike; and the dead walk again. Dazzling and macabre, literary and philosophical, The Circus of Dr. Lao has been acclaimed as a masterpiece of speculative fiction and influenced such writers as Ray Bradbury. This Bison Frontiers of Imagination edition features a new introduction by noted fantasy writer John Marco and striking illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff from the first edition.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: The Circus of Dr. Lao
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-89968-402-5 / 978-0-89968-402-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Circus of Dr Lao (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 1-4732-1367-3 / 978-1-4732-1367-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Circus of Dr. Lao
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-8032-3494-5 / 978-0-8032-3494-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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November 2010 : Paperback
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Title: The Circus of Dr. Lao
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 4871876640 / 978-4871876643
Publisher: Ishi Press
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baptism of the Holy Spirit/God's Provision of Power
Author(s): Asa Mahan, Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-9718789-2-7 / 978-0-9718789-2-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Williams Publishers
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Circus of Dr. Lao (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-8032-6907-2 / 978-0-8032-6907-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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August 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: V617 Circus of Dr. Lao
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-394-71617-5 / 978-0-394-71617-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1680 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: THE CIRCUS OF DR (Doctor) LAO (filmed as 7 Faces of Dr Lao)
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-380-00007-5 / 978-0-380-00007-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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April 1961 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Circus of Dr. Lao
Author(s): Charles G Finney
ISBN: 0-670-00082-5 / 978-0-670-00082-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Circus of Dr Lao (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Charles G Finney
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK