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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)

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Though rated by the Sunday Times (London) as the 10th greatest British writer since 1945, Angela Carter (1940-1992) is not nearly as well-known on this side of the pond. The Bloody Chamber is an excellent introduction to her work. A collection of short stories based on various fairy and folk tales, this book is a heady, demanding, and lively read that can sometimes shock. Every sentence can be compared to some perfectly ripe — if at times dark — fruit... like, say, an apple. Pick this one up as a first course in the feast that is Carter's work.
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Publisher Comments:

For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernaturals most celebrated book

Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordans 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she breathed new life into familiar fairy tales and legends in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition. This edition features a new introduction by Kelly Link, the Nebula and World Fantasy Award–wining author, one of a new generation of writers whove been inspired by Carters brand of fantastical, subversive, boundlessly imaginative fiction.

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A collection of short stories compiled, edited, and introduced by Italo Calvino — including works  of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Balzac, Gogol, Poe, and many others — surveying the phenomenon of the fantastic in 19th-century European literature.  

Synopsis:

A twentieth-century master of the fantastic pays homage to his nineteenth-century predecessors with this posthumously published anthology of enchanting, uncanny, terrifying, and deliciously entertaining short stories by the likes of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gogol, and Poe. Calvino compiled and edited this collection and provides an individual introduction to each story, making Fantastic Tales not only an invaluable classroom resource, but also an accessible guide to the subject for general readers.

Synopsis:

An absorbing collection of dark, sensual, and fantastic stories inspired by the fairy tales and legends of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves, and more.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143119043
Subtitle:
And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)
Author:
Carter, Angela
Illustrator:
Munford, Jen
Author:
Munford, Jen
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Author:
Link, Kelly
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 176 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143119043 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Though rated by the Sunday Times (London) as the 10th greatest British writer since 1945, Angela Carter (1940-1992) is not nearly as well-known on this side of the pond. The Bloody Chamber is an excellent introduction to her work. A collection of short stories based on various fairy and folk tales, this book is a heady, demanding, and lively read that can sometimes shock. Every sentence can be compared to some perfectly ripe — if at times dark — fruit... like, say, an apple. Pick this one up as a first course in the feast that is Carter's work.

"Synopsis" by , A collection of short stories compiled, edited, and introduced by Italo Calvino — including works  of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Balzac, Gogol, Poe, and many others — surveying the phenomenon of the fantastic in 19th-century European literature.  
"Synopsis" by ,
A twentieth-century master of the fantastic pays homage to his nineteenth-century predecessors with this posthumously published anthology of enchanting, uncanny, terrifying, and deliciously entertaining short stories by the likes of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gogol, and Poe. Calvino compiled and edited this collection and provides an individual introduction to each story, making Fantastic Tales not only an invaluable classroom resource, but also an accessible guide to the subject for general readers.
"Synopsis" by ,
An absorbing collection of dark, sensual, and fantastic stories inspired by the fairy tales and legends of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves, and more.

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