The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories by Angela Carter [U.K. FIRST EDITION / '79 VICTOR GOLLANCZ]

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The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories by Angela Carter 

U.K. FIRST EDITION / SECOND IMPRESSION [1979] VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD

Stunning copy of this true U.K. first with beautiful original jacket art by Malcolm Ashman .  

Hardcover with dust jacket in pristine condition.   

Dust jacket is clean and sharp; unclipped panels.  Like new with some extremely minor shelf wear; small ripple on back.   

Book itself looks and reads like new;   Pristine cover with minor bumping to top of spine and clean pages with no signs of having ever been read.   Gorgeous! 


Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of such contemporary masters of supernatural fiction as Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and Kelly Link, who introduces this edition of Carter's most celebrated book, published for the seventy-fifth anniversary of her birth.

In The Bloody Chamber - which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves - Carter 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.  - Bookshop Apocalypse