About Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Per
Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter
Little Red Riding Hood. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. Bluebeard. The Fairies. Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper. Three centuries later, Angela Carter, widely regarded as one of England’s most imaginative writers, adapted them for contemporary readers. The result is a cornucopia of fantastic characters and timeless adventures, stylishly retold by a modern literary visionary.
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“[Angela Carter] was the most brilliant writer in England. . . its high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace.” —Salman Rushdie
About Angela Carter
Angela Carter (1940-1992) was born in Eastbourne, England. When she published her first novel, Shadow Dance, in 1966, she was immediately recognized as one of Britain’s most original writers. Eight other novels followed: The Magic Toyshop, Several Perceptions, Heroes and… More about Angela Carter
Published by Penguin Classics May 27, 2008| 112 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780143105367