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: 565g
- Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 43 mm