The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-09-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781784871437

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends âe" Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves âe" Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1995
Genre: Classical fiction
ISBN: 9780099588115

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

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2015-05-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780143107613

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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 spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “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 the 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.

Spymaster

Spymaster
Author: Helen Fry
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780300262971

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The dramatic story of a man who stood at the center of British intelligence operations, the ultimate spymaster of World War Two: Thomas Kendrick Thomas Kendrick (1881–1972) was central to the British Secret Service from its beginnings through to the Second World War. Under the guise of "British Passport Officer," he ran spy networks across Europe, facilitated the escape of Austrian Jews, and later went on to set up the "M Room," a listening operation which elicited information of the same significance and scope as Bletchley Park. Yet the work of Kendrick, and its full significance, remains largely unknown. Helen Fry draws on extensive original research to tell the story of this remarkable British intelligence officer. Kendrick’s life sheds light on the development of MI6 itself—he was one of the few men to serve Britain across three wars, two of which while working for the British Secret Service. Fry explores the private and public sides of Kendrick, revealing him to be the epitome of the "English gent"—easily able to charm those around him and scrupulously secretive.

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-01-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473563810

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Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying short story . A taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Murakami's 70th birthday. She waited on tables as usual that day, her twentieth birthday. She always worked Fridays, but if things had gone according to plan on that particular Friday, she would have had the night off. One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress's uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she's asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant's reclusive owner. Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Murakami's 70th birthday. Birthday Girl is also available in Birthday Stories and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

Erotic Infidelities

Erotic Infidelities
Author: Kimberly J. Lau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0814339336

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Explores the peculiar enchantments at the heart of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and Carter's commitment to imagining unforeseen possibilities for heterosexual love and desire.

Angela Carter s Book Of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter s Book Of Fairy Tales
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Virago
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-11-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780349008219

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Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.

The Invention of Angela Carter

The Invention of Angela Carter
Author: Edmund Gordon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780190626860

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Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as vigorously modern and unconventional as anything in her fiction. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself - as a new kind of woman and a new kind of writer - and how she came to write such seductive and distinctive masterworks as The Bloody Chamber, Nights at the Circus, and Wise Children. Because its subject so powerfully embodied the spirit of the times, the book also provides a fresh perspective on Britain's social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. It examines such topics as the 1960s counterculture, the social and imaginative conditions of the nuclear age, and the advent of second wave feminism. Author Edmund Gordon has followed in Angela Carter's footsteps - travelling to the places she lived in Britain, Japan, and the USA - to uncover a life rich in adventure and incident. With unrestricted access to her manuscripts, letters, and journals, and informed by interviews with Carter's friends and family, Gordon offers an unrivalled portrait of one of the twentieth century's most dazzlingly original writers. This sharply written narrative will be the definitive biography for years to come.