The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

Paperback | January 1, 1990

byAngela Carter

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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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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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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.

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.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:014017821X

ISBN - 13:9780140178210

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dripping sensuality The Bloody Chamber is a collection of short stories reinterpreting famous fairy tales, with a feminist twist. This includes some of the most sensual imagery ever found in a novel. Carter's retellings are unlike any other.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bloody Chamber "The Bloody Chamber" is an entertaining and thought provoking collection of short stories. These skewed fairy tales lead the reader to compare Carter's version of tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood" with the traditional stories. Often, the reader will find herself questioning the dynamics of these stories and what they say about the society in which they were created. This is a captivating book and well worth a read.
Date published: 2001-03-22

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