The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Summary

Discover Angela Carter's classic feminist retelling of favourite fairy tales interwoven by a master of seductive, luminous storytelling.

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.

Whether you're discovering these stories for the first time, or revisiting them after years away, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories remains an astounding collection by one of the twentieth century's most exciting and original writers.

'Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality' Ian McEwan

'A quirky, original, and baroque stylist' Margaret Atwood

Featuring an introduction from award-winning short story writer Helen Simpson

Reviews

  • Fairy tales reimagined for feminist times
    Grazia

About the author

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.
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