Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/11/2005
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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales is proof that fairy tales are certainly not just for children. While an absolute feast for the imagination, the tales c... READ MORE
Erin Britton


Once upon a time.... fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales.

This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.

This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.

One of the foremost writers of the twentieth century, British author Angela Carter is best-known for her magic realist novels including The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus and Wise Children as well as her darkly funny, macabre and surreal re-workings of fairy tales, particularly the collection The Bloody Chamber.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844081738
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 563g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 43 mm

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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
Hi, I've not read this book to my daughter yet as the print is on the small side and I would struggle in the lamp light at bed time. It looks beautiful s... READ MORE
Clare Odunze
Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
This is a fantastic collection of 'fairy' tales from around the world that keep to the origins and original style and detail of the stories giving them a d... READ MORE
Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
When Life is anything but a fairytale, Folklore is there to help you escape. This outstanding collection created by the inimitable Angela Carter is THE volume to grace every reader's bookcase.
‘’Little lady, little lady’’, said the boys, ‘’little Alexandra, listen to the watch, tick tick tick: mother in the room all decked in gold.’’ When Life i... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea