By (author) Angela Carter
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Black Venus by Angela Carter
Book DescriptionExtraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds...Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of a actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfast.' And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the seventeenth century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099480716
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angela Carter
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Hardback (September 2016)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, Paperback (July 2016)
* This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners - reissued in a HB edition as a companion to Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Unicorn, Hardback (November 2015)
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
Shaking a Leg, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Angela Carter
A title that is written by an author whose breadth of interest ranges from food to feminism to science fiction, and everything in between.
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Author Biography - Angela Carter
Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.
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