Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales


Once upon a time, fairy tales weren’t just meant for children. This collection of alternative stories from Angela Carter reveals a world where dippy princesses are replaced by bad girls and enchantresses, and strong minds, low cunning and dirty tricks are the order of the day.

ISBN: 9781844081738 Author: Carter, Angela Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 3rd November 2005 Imprint: Virago Cover: Hardback Dewey: 398.21 (edition:22) Pages: 486 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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