The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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Vintage, 1995 - Classical fiction - 125 pages
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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  - Ee Cheng Ooi - Goodreads

Enjoyed how terribly realistic each female character appeared, and how each attempts to take control of her own destiny. Read full review

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User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

I loved her take on classic stories. I think she and Roald Dahl would have gotten along splendidly... 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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