Author of the Month: Angela Carter

‘The freedom to juggle with language, Angela Carter suggests, is a promise and perhaps an instrument of other freedoms.’ (Michael Wood, LRB 4 October 1984)

Wise Children

Angela Carter, introduction by Ali Smith

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter’s witty and bawdy ...

Heroes and Villains

Angela Carter

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Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and other Professors. Outside, where land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live ...

Nights at the Circus

Angela Carter

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Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe’s capitals, part swan ...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire ...

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter, introduction by Carmen Callil

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In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter’s brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature ...

Black Venus

Angela Carter

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Based on real people, this volume offers a collection of stories focusing on mingling history, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy.

Expletives Deleted: Selected Writings

Angela Carter, introduction by Michael Moorcock

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Presenting a selection of her writing, the author covers more than a decade of her thought, which ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a measure of the focus of her ...

Bluebeard

Angela Carter

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Features fairy tales that conjure up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, wily animals and incredible transformations. This book includes: “Bluebeard”, ...

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Angela Carter, introduction by Jack Zipes

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In eighteenth century France, Charles Perrault rescued from the oral tradition, fairy tales that are known and loved even today by virtually all children in the West. This ...

The Passion of New Eve

Angela Carter

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THE PASSION OF NEW EVE is an extraordinary journey into the apocalyptic vision of the author Lorna Sage called ‘The boldest of English writers’.

Love

Angela Carter, introduction by Audrey Niffenegger

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Charts the destructive emotional war between a young woman, her husband and his disruptive brother as they move through a labyrinth of betrayal, alienation and lost ...