The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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Vintage, 1995 - Classical fiction - 125 pages
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON

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
Unpleasant stories, flowery writing - don't bother. - Goodreads
Gorgeous, eloquent prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alexis Hall - Goodreads

So re-told fairy tales are like this massive thing. Angela Carter: first (maybe?) and best (definitely). Enough said. Read full review

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User Review  - Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ - Goodreads

Well, I'm in a bit of a fairy-tale re-imagining place lately....this one is getting bumped up on the pile. Buddy read with two of my favorite ladies, Heather and Karly for June 1. 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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