Thorndike Press


  • Edward Carey
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  • ISBN-10: 1432856804
  • ISBN-13: 9781432856809
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 662 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2019

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Featuring highly acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction that embraces a wide range of sub-genres, including: literary, romance, adventure, mystery, frontier fiction, and fictional biographies.



In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After her parents die, she’s apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling. The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do.