This time I found a small Penguin’s Mini Modern Classics of Angela Carter’s Bluebeard, for only £3 (although it is incredibly short)! These. This essay explores the “Bluebeard” fairy tale and six works of fiction inspired by it, Murderer” and Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” underscore the. Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories. Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books USA Inc., Hudson Street, New York, New York.

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They made her shiver, and shiveriness was always a mysterious pleasure, captured by her in an early, unpublished poem:. He wakes up to find her dead.

When you are a company that makes your money off of classics your market is not going to be the greatest so create some new masterpieces and then spin a tale on the back cover to get the audience to purchase it. I need to read the collection as well. Several critical works have been published that focus on Carter’s use of fairy tales in The Bloody Chamber and her other works [19] and the anthology is also frequently taught and studied in University literature courses. They were just the same, but they didn’t produce any special feelings in me and didn I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t like it either.

Magical realismshort story anthology. In her writings, her voice speaks from the page, addressing you, talking to you: A few twists and turns follow all new to mebut of course, it all ends happily and justly.

Puss in Boots A completely traditional telling. Realising the Erl-King’s plan, she kills him by strangling him with his own hair, thus keeping her freedom.

After going through his desk, she learns more of his previous wives, which pushes her to take the forbidden key and enter his chamber. These short stories, headlined by Bluebeardare retelling of classic fairy tales. Mar 14, rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: When she reaches her grandmother’s house, the paw has turned into a hand with the grandmother’s ring on it, and the grandmother is both delirious and missing her hand.


This work makes me think of a line from the Simpsons “Get some new oldies, Geniuses.

Mar 29, Angelica rated it really liked it. She adapted a number of her short stories for anfela and wrote two original radio dramas on Farter Dadd and Ronald Firbank. A very interesting book of fairy tales as told through the words of Angela Carter, Bluebeard offers a number of short stories with Carter’s personal views on their morals. Beauty and the Beast disclose their love for one another and the Beast’s humanity is revealed.

Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

The stories within The Bloody Chamber are a popular subject for theatrical adaptation. Jul 21, Elina rated it liked it. Apr 19, Joe Hayes rated it it was amazing.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Like her friend J. Beauty later joins her father in London, where she almost forgets the Beast, causing him to wither away from heartache.

I managed to offend one of the staff by stating the difficulty I have reading short stories. Dec 29, A.

‘Bluebeard’ by Angela Carter – Yasmine Rose Reads Books

The time periods of the stories remain vague. Yet these stories provided a powerful catalyst.

Despite that, at the end I just felt “meh” about the whole book. View all 7 comments.

‘Bluebeard’ by Angela Carter

These neglected works, as well as her controversial television documentary, The Holy Family Albumare discussed catrer Charlotte Crofts’ book, Anagrams of Desire Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For example, the snow covering any evidence of a struggle with the wolf. Trinity CM, archived from the original on 28 Septemberretrieved 29 June However, only a synopsis survives. Rachel Emily Taylor rated it really liked it Feb 02, It has renewed my interest and I have a number of short story collections on my shelf which I may pick up now!


Children, especially pretty, nicely brought-up young ladies, ought never to talk to strangers; if they are foolish enough to do so, they should not be surprised if some greedy wolf consumes them, elegant red riding hoods and all.

She holds a Bible in her hand for protection. I didn’t get the point of this, at all. It then warns of real-life men who sweet-talk young girls, but are really “the most dangerous beasts of all”.

At the Countess’ command, the girl picks a rose but is pricked by a thorn and dies, after which the Count rapes her corpse. Lists with This Book. She would be astonished at her success and her fame now, since such acclaim eluded her during her lifetime scandalously, no Booker Prize nomination, for example. I loved The Bloody Chamber, the writing is a lot more detailed and indulgent than her translations, which seem rather plain and straightforward bluebdard comparison.

As soon as he made his final wish a bluebezrd woman of the exact description appears csrter the side of the road.

In the beginning of the piece, the wolf is described as an evil thing. Though, unlike the original tale, Carter continues to darken the narrative in order to fit the Gothic landscape, in such ways as angsla the nature of sexual acts in accordance to such horrors as cannibalism.

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