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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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. It amazes me how much beautiful fiction she has written! The question is, which is better: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Here, Carter displays patriarchal values through her antagonist. Her first husband comes back and sees his wife. I have a relative who hoped her girls would be pretty rather than clever – as if they’re mutually exclusive.

Nov 02, Andrew Logan rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So while the stories provide simple and unadulterated fun, that they’re more Perrault than Angela Carter makes the book’s attribution to Carter something of a mockery. In a nearby kingdom, twin princesses are born: The morals sound fun — the difference perhaps between the two collections is that the morals are inbuilt into The Bloody Chamber stories.


This work makes me think of a line from the Simpsons “Get some new oldies, Geniuses. I didn’t hate this book, but I didn’t like it either.

Closer to her age, he lives in a nearby town and, after tuning the organ her husband gave to her as a wedding present, asks to hear her play once in a while. Nov 12, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: The other sister is rather irrelevant, so the worrying message seems to be bluebearr beauty matters more than brains. She holds a Bible in her hand for protection.

‘Bluebeard’ by Angela Carter

By creating and strengthening said bond, Carter inverts the trope of a lone woman and creates a chorus of agency, where once there was none. The Bloody Chamber was first published inthough many blueveard the stories within the collection are reprints from other sources, such as magazines, radio and other collections.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. I’m not really sure of its purpose or intended audience, as it’s slightly too knowing and unillustrated for small children, but not really subversive enough for real adult enjoyment.

Since the back described this book to contain her retellings I thought she would actually have rewritten the stories so that they would be her own, maybe adding a flavor of kick-ass females or something more modern. For example, the snow abgela any evidence of a struggle with the wolf.

‘Bluebeard’ by Angela Carter – Yasmine Rose Reads Books

Th Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne, inCarter was evacuated as a child to live in Yorkshire with her maternal grandmother. After going through his desk, she learns more of his previous wives, which pushes her to take the forbidden key and enter his chamber.


Charmed States and the Arabian Nights. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. From Ladybird Books to Disney films, fairy tales have become entrenched in Western consciousness, though often presenting stereotypical gender differences.

A Count and Countess go riding in midwinter. Beauty later joins her father carte London, where she almost forgets the Beast, causing him to wither away from heartache.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The stories within “The Bloody Chamber” are explicitly based on fairy tales.

Ying and yang and love is blind – or at least, armed with rose-tinted specs. Carter effectively draws out the theme of feminism by contrasting traditional sngela of Gothic fiction — which usually depicted female characters as weak and helpless — with strong female protagonists. As soon as he made his final wish a young woman of the exact description appears at the side of the road.