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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - Angela Carter
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
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From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140178210 (014017821X)
ASIN: 014017821X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
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Jennifer's BOOooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks rated it
4.0 (Audiobook) The Bloody Chamber
Wonderful. Simply wonderful. I enjoyed every story in this collection, save for one. The first four were my favorites, with the fourth--"Puss-in-Boots"--the absolute gem of the book. "The Snow Child" was the one I didn't much care for. It was a bit too disturbing for my taste. The writing was lo...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.5 The Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault meet the Creatures of the Night
What a great early start to this year's Halloween Bingo. I confess I didn't care so much for the first (i.e., the titular) story -- leaving aside the obvious similarities to Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, it feels like I've read essentially this very story a few times too often already, bec...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
2.5 The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
This short story collection was not my cup of tea. Angela Carter writing style is flowery, verbose, convoluted, very description-heavy and symbolical, a writing style I don´t particularly like. And to be honest, some of these stories went over my head and I didn´t get a grasp on the feminist overton...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 The Courtship of Mr. Lyon (Story No. 2)
The Beauty and the Beast retold and this story was kind of boring. The story has been to rushed, with the hand licking on their very first day together, Beautys sudden departure and her change of heart and rushing back to the beast after she has forgotten all about him for a considerable amount of t...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Bloody Chamber (Story No. 1)
The Bloody Chamber is a retelling of the french folklore tale "Bluebeard". It´s dark and twisted and beautifully written, even though I felt slightly disturbed most of the time and some passages made me feel downright icky: I saw him watching me in the gilded mirrors with the assessing eye of a c...
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