Vintage Fear: The Complete Fairy Tales & The Bloody Chamber (Vintage Classic Twins)

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9780099511427: Vintage Fear: The Complete Fairy Tales & The Bloody Chamber (Vintage Classic Twins)

2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Fear is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm and Angela Carter's groundbreaking reworking of these stories, The Bloody Chamber.

Vintage Fear is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.

The Complete Fairy Tales: The folk tales collected by the Grimm brothers created an astonishingly influential imaginative world loved by millions of readers from their childhoods. However, it is also a world where a woman serves her stepson up in a stew and an evil queen dances to death in a pair of burning shoes. Violent, funny, wise and beautiful, these stories have intrigued children, adults, scholars, psychologists and artists for centuries. This is the only complete edition of the tales available featuring the 279 stories in an acclaimed, modern, unexpurgated translation.

The Bloody Chamber: From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

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" The Complete Fairy Tales: It is hardly too much to say that these tales rank next to the Bible in importance" (W. H. Auden)

" The Complete Fairy Tales: The Brother's Grimm were responsible for these fairytales that informed my life and made it as interesting, or as confused, or as wondrous as it is...they scared the shit out of me when I was a kid and they also gave me some of the most pleasure in life" (Terry Gilliam)

" The Complete Fairy Tales: The stories, and the figures themselves, have immense vitality, partly because no punches are pulled, and also because no emotion is unrepresented" (Margaret Atwood)

" The Bloody Chamber: Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality" (Ian McEwan)

" The Bloody Chamber: Angela Carter has extended the life and richness of the fable form itself partly through language that is both pellucid and sensual, but chiefly through imagination of such Ariel reach that she can glide from ancient to modern, from darkness to luminosity, from depravity to comedy without any hint of strain and without losing the elusive power of the original tales" ( The Times)

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There are ten Vintage Classics Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination

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