THE BLOODY CHAMBER. New York, Cambridge, Hagerstown, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. Ten fantasies including "The Company of Wolves." "A stunning collection of dark, sensual fairy-tale retellings." - Datlow and Windling, eds., Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, p. 410. "In fact, what is extraordinary about THE BLOODY CHAMBER--which may well be Carter’s masterpiece--is that she makes the connection between children’s fairy stories and the impulses of sadomasochistic desire not only clear but quite convincing. Carter draws most centrally on the work of Charles Perrault, the seventeenth-century compiler of traditional folk stories, who transcribed such touchstones as 'Bluebeard’s Castle,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Little Red Riding Hood.'" - Rob Latham, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #21 (1996), p. 3. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-63. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-81. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#159945).
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