This time I found a small Penguin’s Mini Modern Classics of Angela Carter’s Bluebeard, for only £3 (although it is incredibly short)! These. This essay explores the “Bluebeard” fairy tale and six works of fiction inspired by it, Murderer” and Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” underscore the. Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories. Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books USA Inc., Hudson Street, New York, New York.

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However, his benefactor — the Beast — takes umbrage when he steals a miraculous white rose for his beloved daughter.

Despite that, at the end I just felt “meh” about the whole book. Dec 07, Ali George rated it liked it.

I feel like Angela Carter doesn’t add anything to the original fairytales as far as I know at leastbesides the moral of the story at the end. When Beauty learns that he is dying, she returns, saving him. Just read The Bloody Chamber instead.

My intention was not to do ‘versions’ or, as the American edition of the book said, horribly, ‘adult’ fairy tales, but to extract the latent content from the traditional stories.

In these seven stories, bristling with f ‘Curiosity is the most fleeting of pleasures; the moment is satisfied, it ceases to exist and it always proves very, very expensive. My favorite of the stories, even if that wasn’t particularly good, was Cinderella, mostly because of the moral at the end.


Nothing, for her, was outside the pale: The girl then inherits bluebeeard of her grandmother’s possessions. A virginal English soldier, travelling through Anela by bicycle, finds himself in a deserted village.

Carter wanted to practise the atavistic lure, the atavistic power, of voices in the dark. So terribly let down by the blurb. But I feel like this collection is just a literal translation of Perrault’s fairy tales? Unable to clean the blood from the key, the Marquis discovers that she has entered the room and proceeds to try to add her to his collection of corpses through beheading.

Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

Yet these stories provided a powerful catalyst. Email required Address never made public. Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Nluebeard needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Webarchive blueberd wayback links.

Very glad I read the little one, I won’t be picking up her full collection of fairytales that these are taken from. After this, her cadaver melts into the snow, leaving nothing but a bloodstain on the snow, a black feather and the rose that she had picked.


Sep 21, Kate rated it really liked it. She was loved by everyone and feared nothing. However, Carter has stated:.

‘Bluebeard’ by Angela Carter

Jul 21, Elina rated it liked it. Two of her fictions have been adapted for the silver screen: Thanks for this review.

In particular to Carter’s writing style, Margaret Atwood states that Carter presents a “macabre” painting, filled with gruesome and melancholy prose.

May 17, Lucy rated it it was ok. I have a relative who hoped her girls would be pretty rather than clever – as if they’re mutually exclusive. He marries, despite the fact he “had been married several times before and nobody knew what became of his wives”, and a short while after, goes away on business.

Retrieved from ” https: One mini story in the beginning is about a witch who turned a whole wedding ceremony bouebeard wolves. Dec 22, Miranda rated it really liked it.

Here, Carter displays patriarchal values through her antagonist.