BLACK VENUS. Angela Carter.

BLACK VENUS. London: Chatto & Windus The Hogarth Press, [1985]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects eight stories, including "The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe" and "The Fall River Axe Murders." "The major themes running through most of the eight stories is how historical forces, focused especially in the institutions of sexual, familial, and national power (forms of authority that are subtly interchangeable, as Carter depicts them), infect and transform the imaginations of individuals." - Rob Latham, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #21 (1996), p. 4. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-81. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some surface rubbing but no loss of color. (#160904).

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