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    DescriptionThis title comes with an introduction by Helen Simpson. From familiar fairy tales and legends - "Red Riding Hood", "Bluebeard", "Puss in Boots", "Beauty and the Beast", vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.


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    Title
    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angela Carter, Introduction by Helen Simpson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 133 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099588115
    ISBN 10: 0099588110
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    DC20: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC subject category V2: FNS
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYB
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    03 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshop in 1967, which went on to win the John Liewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992
    Review quote
    'Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality' Ian McEwan 'Angela Carter has extended the life and richness of the fable form itself partly through language that is both pellucid and sensual, but chiefly through imagination of such Ariel reach that she can glide from ancient to modern, from darkness to luminosity, from depravity to comedy without any hint of strain and without losing the elusive power of the original tales' The Times 'The Bloody Chamber's interweaving of retold fairy tales demonstrates Angela Carter's narrative gift at its most mocking and seductive' Observer 'Extraordinary and beautiful' Peter Redgrove
    Review text
    Carter relates traditional fairy tales through her own unique perspective. The mind of the modern feminist unravels the mysteries of the subconscious and its related symbolism. (Kirkus UK)
    Back cover copy
    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON 'She can glide from ancient to modern, from darkness to luminosity, from depravity to comedy without any hint of strain and without losing the elusive power of the original tales' The Times From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. 'Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality' Ian McEwan See also: Wise Children