The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

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This 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 14mm | 140g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099588110
  • 9780099588115
  • 5,837

About Angela Carter

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 Llewellyn 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 1992show more

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"Fairy tales reimagined for feminist times" * Grazia * "She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque stylist, 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 * Observer * "Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality" -- Ian McEwan "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 is such an important book to me. Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: `You see these fairy stories, these things that are sitting at the back of the nursery shelves? Actually, each one of them is a loaded gun. Each of them is a bomb. Watch: if you turn it right it will blow up.' And we all went: `Oh my gosh, she's right-you can blow things up with these!'" -- Neil Gaiman * Daily Telegraph *show more

Review Text

"The Bloody Chamber is such an important book to me. Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: ‘You see these fairy stories, these things that are sitting at the back of the nursery shelves? Actually, each one of them is a loaded gun. Each of them is a bomb. Watch: if you turn it right it will blow up.’ And we all went: ‘Oh my gosh, she’s right—you can blow things up with these!’"show more

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 Childrenshow more

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