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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter with an introduction by Helen Simpson

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Minimal literature notes and highlights on some pages. Used in IB Literature HL Rating 4/5 on goodreads The Bloody Chamber is a collection of short fiction by Angela Carter. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1979 by Gollancz and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. The stories share a theme of being closely based upon fairytales or folk tales. Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of such contemporary masters of supernatural fiction as Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and Kelly Link, who introduces this edition of Carter's most celebrated book, published for the seventy-fifth anniversary of her birth. In The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like "Little Red Riding Hood," "Bluebeard," "Puss in Boots," and "Beauty and the Beast," giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition, creating an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. Publisher: Vintage Books London, Paperback Language: English Published date: 2006 Bloodychamber/books/text/literature/red/riding/hood/beauty/beast/dark/stories/puss/boots/bluebeard/vintage/stories/text/angelacarter/dark/sensual/fantastic/fantasy/dark/modern/tales/story/folk/tales/myth/ib/hl

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