Items related to The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks (Everyman's...

The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics)

3.81 avg rating
( 27 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781101907993: The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An omnibus of works by the great British writer that showcases her hauntingly erotic fabulism and the subversive richness of her imagination.

In The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter's famous collection of deeply unsettling stories inspired by fairy tales, we see a Beauty who turns into a Beast, Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother stoned as a werewolf, and Bluebeard as a murderous, porn-addicted businessman. In the surreally delightful novel Wise Children, an elderly woman recounts the colorful life she and her identical twin sister led as vaudeville performers. And the early story collection Fireworks reveals Carter taking her first forays into the fantastical writing that was to become her unforgettable legacy. As critic Laura Miller has argued, "Most contemporary literary fiction with a touch of magic owes something to Angela Carter's trailblazing." This Everyman's Library omnibus gathers the best of Angela Carter in one astonishing volume.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Angela Carter was a great writer. . . She was that rare thing, a real one-off, nothing like her on the planet . . . Her books unshackle us, toppling the statues of the pompous, demolishing the temples and commissariats of righteousness . . . They are without equal, and without rival . . . With Angela Carter's death English literature has lost its high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace."
--Salman Rushdie, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"She writes a prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces . . . dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses, the unruly unconscious, epic journeys, and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."
--Ian McEwan

"She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque stylist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber--her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity."
--Margaret Atwood, THE OBSERVER

"The Bloody Chamber is such an important book to me. Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: 'You see these fairy stories? Actually, each one of them is a loaded gun. Each of them is a bomb. Watch: if you turn it right it will blow up.'"
--Neil Gaiman, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

"[The Bloody Chamber] is her great book, the one that only she could have written . . . The strange things in those tales--the werewolves and snow maidens, the spider-hung caves and liquefying mirrors--are made to live again by means of a prose informed by the wonders of cinema and psychoanalysis and Symbolist poetry."
--from the Introduction by Joan Acocella

About the Author:

ANGELA CARTER (1940-1992) was an English novelist, short story writer, and journalist. She wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story of the same name. Carter won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780099588115: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0099588110 ISBN 13: 9780099588115
Publisher: Vintage Classics, 1995
Softcover

9780140178210: The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories: The Bloody Chamber;the Courtship of Mr Lyon;the Tiger's Bride;Puss-in-Boots;the Erl-King;the Snow Child;the Lady ... Werewolf;the Company of Wolves;Wolf-Alice

Penguin, 1992
Softcover

9781784871437: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (Vintage Magic)

Vintag..., 2016
Hardcover

9781841593838: The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks

Everyman, 2018
Hardcover

9780140128376: The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories: The Bloody Chamber;the Courtship of Mr Lyon;the Tiger's Bride;Puss-in-Boots;the Erl-King;the Snow Child;the Lady ... Werewolf;the Company of Wolves;Wolf-Alice

Penguin, 1990
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everyman's Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1101907991-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everyman's Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781101907993

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

CARTER, ANGELA
Published by Penguin Random House (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1101907991

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Angela Carter
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. Combined. Language: English. Brand new Book. An omnibus of works by the great British writer that showcases her hauntingly erotic fabulism and the subversive richness of her imagination. In The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter's famous collection of deeply unsettling stories inspired by fairy tales, we see a Beauty who turns into a Beast, Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother stoned as a werewolf, and Bluebeard as a murderous, porn-addicted businessman. In the surreally delightful novel Wise Children, an elderly woman recounts the colorful life she and her identical twin sister led as vaudeville performers. And the early story collection Fireworks reveals Carter taking her first forays into the fantastical writing that was to become her unforgettable legacy. As critic Laura Miller has argued, Most contemporary literary fiction with a touch of magic owes something to Angela Carter's trailblazing. This Everyman's Library omnibus gathers the best of Angela Carter in one astonishing volume. Seller Inventory # BZE9781101907993

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everyman's Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 20
Seller:
V-King
(Slough, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781101907993

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everyman's Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 26378947500

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Angela Carter, (Introduction) Joan Acocella
Published by Everyman's Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 2
Seller:
Strand Book Store, ABAA
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 3030211

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everymans Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. combined edition. 448 pages. 8.00x5.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1101907991

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Carter, Angela
Published by Everyman*s Library (2018)
ISBN 10: 1101907991 ISBN 13: 9781101907993
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
dsmbooks
(Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. New. book. Seller Inventory # D7S8-7-M-1101907991-6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
60.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds