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From familiar fairy tales and legends — Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves — Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

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"A wonderfully written book, ironical, cerebral, elegant." Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

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"She writes a prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality...dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses, the unruly unconscious, epic journeys, and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations." Ian McEwan

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"Carter not only switches her narrative into the wholly explicit but turns the passive predicament of the heroine into one in which the convention of female role-playing seems to have no part, only brisk and derisisve common sense, the best feminine tactic in a tight corner. The tales are retold by Angla Carter with all her supple and intoxicating bravura." The New York Review of Books

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"She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque styleist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber — her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity." Margaret Atwood, The Observer

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From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

About the Author

Angela Carter (1940–1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

Table of Contents

The bloody chamber
The Courtship of Mr. Lyon
The Tiger's Bride
Puss-in-Boots
The Erl-King
The Snow Child
The Lady of the House of Love
The Werewolf
The Company of Wolves
Wolf-Alice

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Natasha, October 31, 2008 (view all comments by Natasha)
The stories of Bluebeard, Little Red Riding, Beauty and the Beast, and many more are retold in this brilliant collection that will have you holding your breath in awe and reading passages over and over again. This is one of the best books anyone can ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140178210
Author:
Carter, Angela
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.83x5.03x.35 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 128 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140178210 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wonderfully written book, ironical, cerebral, elegant."
"Review" by , "She writes a prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality...dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses, the unruly unconscious, epic journeys, and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."
"Review" by , "Carter not only switches her narrative into the wholly explicit but turns the passive predicament of the heroine into one in which the convention of female role-playing seems to have no part, only brisk and derisisve common sense, the best feminine tactic in a tight corner. The tales are retold by Angla Carter with all her supple and intoxicating bravura."
"Review" by , "She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque styleist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber — her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity."
"Synopsis" by ,
From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
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