The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Bluebeard,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & rape by coercion
  • Marital rape
  • Paedophilia
  • Bestiality
  • Necrophilia
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping