The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Part of the Five Foot Bookshelf

Paperback (13 Jul 1995)

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"The Bloody Chamber is such an important book to me. Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: ‘You see these fairy stories, these things that are sitting at the back of the nursery shelves? Actually, each one of them is a loaded gun. Each of them is a bomb. Watch: if you turn it right it will blow up.’ And we all went: ‘Oh my gosh, she’s right―you can blow things up with these!’" Neil Gaiman

Angela Carter has taken old fairy stories, subtly altering and changing them to create strange glittering tales that will haunt the reader.

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.

"She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque stylist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber - her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity" Margaret Atwood

Book information

ISBN: 9780099588115
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Part of the Five Foot Bookshelf
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 7902
Number of pages: 125
Weight: 130g
Height: 192mm
Width: 122mm
Spine width: 12mm