Editions

Reviews

  • "Black Venus displays the superbly witchy Angela Carter at her best... Whatever her subject Miss Carter writes like a dream - sometimes a nightmare. And as the voices call out, the images blaze, one is saved from an excess of fantasy by earthy realism, a sudden bark of humour"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "The "radicalised" Carter tells her tales of terror ferociously, with black brilliance. Black Venus is shot with dazzling lightning. It is thunderous and magnetic; irresistible even when it seems most repellent"

    Courrier Mail
  • "Earthy, bawdy and bizarre in turn, there is a fine intelligence at work here"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "She was one of the century's finest writers, and her stories are among her finest works"

    Sunday Times
  • "Angela Carter has language at her fingertips"

    New Statesman