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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault( )
Author: Carter, Angela
Introduction by: Zipes, Jack
ISBN:978-0-14-118995-6
Publication Date:Jul 2011
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

With a new introduction by Jack Zipes 'A great writer . . . a burlesque artist of genius' Salman Rushdie With her wryly subversive and exuberant take on Perrault's classic fairy tales, Angela Carter conjures up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, desperate predicaments, wily stratagems and fantastical transformations. Here nothing is as it seems - in 'Cinderella' charm and a powerful patron prove more useful than beauty;...
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Book Details
Pages:112
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.8 x 0.7 cm
Book Weight:0.095 Kilograms
Author Biography
Carter, Angela (Author)
A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life and death, of apocalypse.

Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979).

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