The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories by Angela Carter [1979 HARDCOVER / BCE]

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First U.S. Book Club Edition;  Hardcover with Dust Jacket.   Identical to the First Edition in every way; short of the stated "First Edition" text on publishing page and the lack of a price on DJ.  

Dust jacket, in protective mylar cover, is in very good condition with some mild shelf wear.  Artwork is vibrant and it is fully in tact with no visible tears. 

Book itself is like new; pristine cover and clean white pages.   Front flyleaf page has a small spot of sticker ghosting.  Gorgeous copy!! 

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.