October 26th, 2018


Book Review: The Bloody Chamber and other Stories, by Angela Carter

A classic collection of dark fairy tales retold.

The Bloody Chamber and other Stories

Penguin Books, 1979, 128 pages

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories is a titillating series of dark, sensual and fantastical stories, inspired by well-known fairy tales and folklore.

Dissatisfied with the unrealistic portrayal of women in these legendary fables, Carter turns them on their head, introducing subversively dark, sensual and gothic narratives.

Breathing new and unexpected life into favorite childhood characters such as Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard and Beauty and the Beast, Carter shocks, seduces and amuses the reader with her unique, iconic and surrealist reimagining.

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