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The bloody chamber and other stories : Wise children, Fireworks / Angela Carter ; introduction by Joan Acocella.

The bloody chamber and other stories : Wise children, Fireworks / Angela Carter ; introduction by Joan Acocella.
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ISBN 9781101907993 (hardback)
Author Carter, Angela, 1940-1992 author.
Title The bloody chamber and other stories : Wise children, Fireworks / Angela Carter ; introduction by Joan Acocella.
Publisher/Date New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Pagination etc. 504 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Everyman's library
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents note The bloody chamber -- The courtship of Mr. Lyon -- The tiger's bride -- Puss in Boots -- The erlking -- The snow child -- The lady of the house of love -- The werewolf -- The company of wolves -- Wolf Alice -- Wise children -- Fireworks
Summary Note "A hardcover omnibus edition of three classic works by British writer Angela Carter: two story collections (The Bloody Chamber and Fireworks) and one novel (Wise Children). A bibliography and chronology and a new introduction by Joan Acocella are included"--
The bloody chamber: From the liars of the fantastical and fabular and from the domains of the unconscious's mysteries. . . lie the brides in the Bloody Chamber - hunts unwillingly the Queen of the Vampires - slips Red Riding Hood into the arms of the Wolf - pimps our Puss-In-Boots for his lustful master.
Wise children: A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the hazards and chances, this novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.
Fireworks: 'I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.' So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter's first major achievement in the short story form. Lush imaginary forests, a murderous puppet show and an expressionistic vision of Japan: each one instantly conjures an atmosphere, dark and luminous in turn, and from the recognisably daring imagination of one of the great twentieth-century stylists.
Subject Women entertainers -- Fiction
Illegitimate children -- Fiction
Older women -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Twins -- Fiction
Fairy tales -- Adaptations
Fairy tales -- Psychological aspects
Symbolism in fairy tales -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Short stories.
Added Author Acocella, Joan Ross author. of introduction, etc.
Added title Bloody chamber.
Wise children.
Fireworks
Shelf Location F CART
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