The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales, Volume 2

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Angela Carter
Virago Press, 1993 - Fairy tales - 230 pages
2 Reviews
A second collection of fairy tales by Angela Carter involving more alluring women, ailing warriors, enchantresses and seekers of revenge. They come from every corner of the globe to haunt, to entice, transform and even to help.

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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

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User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

Great if you like Grimms and are look for an adult spin on fairy tales Read full review

About the author (1993)

A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life and death, of apocalypse. Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979).

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