The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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Vintage, 1995 - Classical fiction - 125 pages
550 Reviews


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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Yummy, sensuous prose! - Goodreads
Some stories have quite dark plot twists and endings. - Goodreads
THe language was great, the imagery pretty good. - Goodreads
A writer of staggering excellence! - Goodreads
Unbearably purple prose. - Goodreads
Wonderful use of language and imagery. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

An eerie, lushly written classic collection of fairy tale retellings with a feminist spin. The stories of The Bloody Chamber will haunt me (and probably give me nightmares) for a long time. Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

These stories reminded me a bit of Tanith Lee's dark fantasy/fables, but were more explicit retellings of conventional fairy tales. Most stories had added layers that were subversively feminist. Highly recommended - but definitely not for young readers. Read full review

About the author (1995)

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 1992

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