Bloody Chamber And Other Stories, The
Author: Angela Carter | Paperback, 75th Anniversary Edition
For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural's most celebrated book--featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link
Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, Kelly Link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber--which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves--she breathed new life into familiar fairy tales and legends in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the Gothic tradition. Her tales spin subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends such as "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 Gothic tradition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
"A wonderfully written book, ironical, cerebral, elegant . . . distinguished by bold, inflected language and ornate, indeed often bloody, imagery." --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review
"The tales are retold by Angela Carter with all her supple and intoxicating bravura." --The New York Review of Books
"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, The Observer
Publisher: Penguin Group | Pub Date: May 26, 2015 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 176 | Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.4" L x 5.7" W | 0.44 lbs