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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

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Her governess, though pleased she has made a good match, notes the Marquis has formerly wed three women, all of whom died in mysterious circumstances. The trade-off for that of course is that few of the stories can amount to more than that weirdness, but given their length that's probably fine.

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As in the Gothic tradition, these artefacts foreshadow the story to come, and the fate of the heroine as she spills blood on the bed sheets after consummating her marriage, the blood of her husband's previous wives as she learns his dark secret, and the blood that is meant to be spilt from her neck, once the Marquis vows to chop her head off. For example, in "The Bloody Chamber" the existence of a transatlantic telephone implies a date of 1930 or later.She prefers instead a dirty, badly-lit place, with gnawed bones in the corner and dusty mirrors you'd best not consult. to be something similar to magical realism in relation to the insertion of inexplicable magical elements.

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It’s not just the traditional ones, but variations thereof and whole new stories that are more foreign to a Western audience in their preoccupations (I was a bit puzzled by the mothers turning into lionnesses and dogs forming from their saliva, for example). In "The Bloody Chamber", she extrapolates on the importance of symbolism, by placing emphasis on images such as the ominous Gothic castle, the blood on the key, or a blood-red choker awarded the heroine as a wedding gift. Ce recueil de contes n’est malheureusement pas traduit en français et le niveau d’anglais est élevé. Staff, Wales, UK: Trinity CM, archived from the original on 28 September 2007 , retrieved 29 June 2007 .Later we meet a young girl walking in the woods who is "loved by everyone" and "[fears] nothing", who meets a handsome hunter who makes a deal with her; whoever can get to the grandmother's house first wins, and if the hunter wins she owes him a kiss.

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