The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (Paperback)
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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 13/07/1995
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A delirious mix of fairytale, gothic romance and sly feminism, Angela Carter’s breathtaking collection is a sensual, passionate reading experience punctuated by singular supernatural imagery and baroque turns of phrase.

Discover Angela Carter's classic feminist retelling of favourite fairy tales interwoven by a master of seductive, luminous storytelling.

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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099588115
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 127 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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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

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“Brilliantly crafted book”

I'm currently reading this book for my English literature and language A-level and I can honestly say it is really worth the read! The way Ms.Carter has crafted her texts really does pull you right into her... More

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“I do not like this.”

The stories are not good. The author has managed to fill the pages somehow.

I will not recommend it to any of my friends.

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“Gothic fairytales at their very best”

A superb collection of tales that take the themes and characters of well known (and some not so well known) fairy tales and folk lore and re-work them into the atmospheric, dark, gothic, emotive tales they... More

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