Carter, Angela - The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - ( Item 122707 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. Sealed. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Quarter-bound in buckram. Modigliani paper sides. Blocked and printed with a design by Igor Karash. Igor Karash won the second House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Award for his work on Angela Carter's seminal retellings of fairy tales. 168 pages. Set in Sabon. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Book size: 9½" × 6¼". Angela Carter had recently finished translating Charles Perrault's works when she began her own virtuoso retellings of classic fairy tales. In this astonishing collection, first published in 1979, familiar stories become seductive, enchanting and terrifying. In the title story, Bluebeard is a sado-masochist who lures his inexperienced bride to his castle on the coast of Brittany – but is defeated by a most unexpected adversary. Subversive twists abound: in 'The Werewolf', a retelling of 'Little Red Riding Hood', a girl hacks off a wolf's paw, only to find it turning into a warty, withered old hand that she recognises as her grandmother's. Carter's women are more likely to outwit their attackers than fall prey to them – as the heroine of 'The Company of Wolves' puts it, 'she knew she was nobody's meat'.
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