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Angela Carter


(Angela Olive Stalker Carter)
UK flag (1940 - 1992)

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Horror
 
Series
Bristol Trilogy
   1. Shadow Dance (1966)
     aka Honeybuzzard
   2. Several Perceptions (1968)
   3. Love (1971)
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Novels
   The Magic Toyshop (1967)
   Heroes and Villains (1969)
   The Donkey Prince (1970)
   Miss Z, the Dark Young Lady (1970)
   The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman (1972)
     aka The War of Dreams
   The Passion of New Eve (1977)
   The Music People (1980) (with Leslie Carter)
   Moonshadow (1982) (with Justin Todd)
   Nights at the Circus (1984)
   Wise Children (1991)
   Sea-Cat and Dragon King (2000)
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Collections
   Fireworks (1970)
   Expletives Deleted (1974)
   Comic and Curious Cats (1979)
   The Bloody Chamber (1979)
   Black Venus's Tale (1981)
   Come Unto These Yellow Sands (1985)
   Black Venus (1985)
     aka Saints and Strangers
   Artificial Fire (1988)
   Shaking a Leg (1990)
   American Ghosts and Old World Wonders (1993)
   Burning Your Boats (1995)
   The Curious Room (1996)
   Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (2008) (with Charles Perrault)
   Bluebeard (2011)
   Stories for Winter (2023) (with others)
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Chapbooks
   Unicorn (1966)
   Lizzie Borden (1996)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography (1978)
   Nothing Sacred (1982)
   Images of Frida Kahlo (1989) (with Frida Kahlo)
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Omnibus editions
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Angela Carter recommends
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The Portable Virgin (1991)
Anne Enright
"Elegant, scrupulously poised, always intelligent and, not least, original."
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Empire of the Sun (1984)
(Empire of the Sun, book 1)
J G Ballard
"An extraordinary achievement."
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The Ice Monkey (1983)
M John Harrison
"Stylish, accomplished, evocative short stories, exemplary fictions of unease shot through with poetic insights and most beautifully written."
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1982)
Gabriel García Márquez
"A tour de force of moral and emotional complexity."

Anthologies containing stories by Angela Carter
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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020)
edited by
Ann Vandermeer and Jeffrey S VanderMeer
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Sisters of The Revolution (2015)
A Femimist Speculative Fiction Anthology
edited by
Ann Vandermeer and Jeff VanderMeer
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Love (2012)
Great Short Stories for Women by Women
edited by
Victoria Hislop

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