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From the master of the literary supernatural and author of The Bloody Chamber, a startling tale of the redemptive power of physical and emotional love
One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother's wedding dress. The next morning her world is shattered. Forced to leave the comfortable home of her childhood, she is sent to London to live with relatives she has never met: Aunt Margaret, beautiful and speechless, and her brothers, Francie, whose graceful music belies his clumsy nature, and the volatile Finn, who kisses Melanie in the ruins of the pleasure gardens. And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life-sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshop. This classic gothic novel established Angela Carter as one of our most imaginative writers and augurs the themes of her later creative work.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Angela Carter (1940–1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story of the same name. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.
What People are Saying About This
"A magic novel, sexy and eccentric, romantic and tricky."
Voice Literary Supplement
"Beneath its contemporary surface, this novel shimmers with blurred echoesfrom Lewis Carroll, from 'Giselle' and 'Coppelia,' Harlequin and Punch.
It leaves behind it a flavor, pungent and unsettling."
The New York Times Book Review