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A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life and death, of apocalypse. Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979). (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories… (more)
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories 5,312 copies, 144 reviews
Nights at the Circus 2,581 copies, 50 reviews
Wise Children 1,884 copies, 40 reviews
The Magic Toyshop 1,849 copies, 47 reviews
Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories (Author) 1,218 copies, 16 reviews
The Passion of New Eve 1,030 copies, 16 reviews
Black Venus 764 copies, 16 reviews
Heroes and Villains 654 copies, 11 reviews
Fireworks 466 copies, 9 reviews
The Virago Book of Fairy Tales 446 copies, 4 reviews
Love 389 copies, 3 reviews
Shadow Dance 241 copies, 3 reviews
Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings 174 copies, 2 reviews
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Translator; Translator; Translator; Translator) 156 copies, 3 reviews
Several Perceptions 146 copies, 2 reviews
Comic and Curious Cats 128 copies, 1 review
Sea-Cat and Dragon King (Author) 66 copies, 1 review
Bluebeard 57 copies
Artificial Fire 30 copies, 1 review
Lizzie Borden 15 copies, 1 review
Vampirella 2 copies
Wise Children - play (Original novel) 2 copies
Maître 1 copy, 1 review
Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales (Translator, some editions) 1,405 copies, 18 reviews
The Man Who Loved Children (Foreword, some editions) 1,404 copies, 44 reviews
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 979 copies, 5 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 781 copies, 20 reviews
I Shudder at Your Touch (Contributor) 531 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Contributor) 524 copies, 6 reviews
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 498 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 419 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 354 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (Contributor) 187 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 185 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (Contributor) 161 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 25: The Murderee (Contributor) 159 copies, 1 review
Opium and Other Stories (Introduction) 151 copies, 1 review
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 136 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Villains (Contributor) 133 copies
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (Contributor) 117 copies, 4 reviews
Nights at the Circus - play (Original novel) 110 copies
Elsewhere, Vol. II (Contributor) 103 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (Contributor) 102 copies
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Elsewhere, Vol. III (Contributor) 91 copies
The Granta Book of the Family (Contributor) 86 copies
Granta 120: Medicine (Contributor) 82 copies
The State of the Language [1980] (Contributor) 81 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (Contributor) 71 copies
Passion Fruit (Contributor) 53 copies
Reel Terror (Contributor) 48 copies
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
Favourite Tales: Puss in Boots (Retold by, some editions) 46 copies
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Lands of Never: Anthology of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Stories To Get You Through The Night (Contributor) 31 copies
Vampire and Werewolf Stories (Contributor) 20 copies
Crossing the Border (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Horror by Lamplight (Contributor) 17 copies
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Images of Frida Kahlo (Introduction, some editions) 9 copies
More Devil's Kisses (Contributor) 9 copies
Dangerous Ladies (Contributor) 8 copies
The Black Cabinet (Contributor) 7 copies
Das Hobbit-Buch (Author) 7 copies
Cook book note book (Notes, some editions) 6 copies, 1 review
Erotiske fortællinger fortalt af kvinder (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review

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