The Bloody Chamber

by Angela Carter

In Brief

Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Red Riding Hood... werewolves, witches and vampires. Familiar legends and fairy tales are brought back to their fundamentals in this enchanting collection of stories, laying bare the grisly, erotic truth of the tales we so loved when we were children.

Why you should read it

With enough to please both horror fans and devotees of highbrow literature, here we have an absolute feast of a book. Disturbing, sensuous and slyly funny, it is also a great introduction to a unique, wonderful author. Bedtime stories for grown-ups!

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