The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales, Volume 2

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Angela Carter
Virago Press, 1993 - Fairy tales - 230 pages
3 Reviews

Such was the delight in Angela Carter's The Virago Book of Fairy Tales, that she compiled a second volume. And what a treasure trove it is, perfectly complemented by the bewitching drawings of Corinna Sargood, brimming with pretty maids and old crones, crafty women and bad girls, enchantresses and midwives, rascal aunts and odd sisters.

Here is a fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks as could only have been collected by the unique Angela Carter, who wrote in her introduction to the first book 'I offer them in a valedictory spirit, as a reminder of the contributions to literature of Mother Goods and her goslings'. The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales is a wonderful gift to us all.

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Review: The Second Virago Book Of Fairy Tales (The Virago Book)

User Review  - Dark-Draco - Goodreads

I was a bit disappointed in this. I love reading myths and fairy tales from different cultures and religions, but the way in which these were written really put me off. Each one was written in, what I ... Read full review

Review: The Second Virago Book Of Fairy Tales (The Virago Book)

User Review  - Sally Ito - Goodreads

I love fairytales and picked up this book somewhere in the past, but recently read some tales from it again while the kids were at the swimming pool. I probably read it thru once sometime in the past ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Angela Carter was born in 1940. One of Britain's most original and disturbing writers, she died in 1992.

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