Burning Your Boats

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Burning Your Boats by Angela Carter
Paperback $17.00

Aug 01, 1997 | 480 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    Aug 01, 1997 | 480 Pages

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“Carter’s world is strange, dangerous, and beautiful.”
—Alison Lurie, The New York Times Book Review

“A treasure chest of literary and aesthetic experience … mysterious, glamorous, beautiful.”
—Carolyn See, The Washington Post

“Carter’s ability to probe the secret places in the human psyche, where mysterious erotic longings and unacknowledged links with the unearthly lie buried, verges on the supernatural.”
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“Her imagination was one of the most dazzling of this century.”
—Marina Warner

“An amazing plum pudding … you should not miss this book.”
—Margaret Atwood, Toronto Globe & Mail

Table Of Contents

Burning Your BoatsIntroduction by Salman Rushdie

Early Work, 1962-6
The Man Who Loved a Double Bass
A Very, Very Great Lady and Her Son at Home
A Victorian Fable (with Glossary)

Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, 1974
A Souvenir of Japan
The Executioner’s Beautiful Daughter
The Loves of Lady Purple
The Smile of Winter
Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest
Flesh and the Mirror
Elegy for a Freelance

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, 1979
The Bloody Chamber
The Courtship of Mr Lyon
The Tiger’s Bride
The Erl-King
The Snow Child
The Lady of the House of Love
The Werewolf
The Company of Wolves

Black Venus, 1985
Black Venus
The Kiss
Our Lady of the Massacre
The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
Overture and Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Peter and the Wolf
The Kitchen Child
The Fall River Axe Murders

American Ghosts and Old World Wonders, 1993
Lizzie’s Tiger
John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
Gun for the Devil
The Merchant of Shadows
The Ghost Ships
In Pantoland
Ashputtle or The Mother”s Ghost
Alice in Prague or The Curious Room
Impressions: The Wrightsman Magdalene

Uncollected Stories, 1970-81
The Scarlet House
The Snow Pavilion
The Quilt Maker

Appendix: Afterword to Fireworks

First Publications

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