Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

Hardback Virago Press

By (author) Angela Carter

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 200mm x 44mm | 560g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844081737
  • ISBN 13: 9781844081738
  • Illustrations note: Integrated: 25, woodcuts
  • Sales rank: 10,993

Product description

Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.

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Author information

One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.

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A chest of riches TLS Trumps Grimm, with a world-wide selection of savage and funny stories Observer A spicy collection of folk stories Independent on Sunday A marvellous new anthology TES