About this book
First published in hardback in 1979, this is one of Angela Carter's dark and erotic fairy tales. "She writes prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality" Ian McEwan. A Vintage title.
From familiar fairy tales and legends - "Red Riding Hood", "Bluebeard", "Puss in Boots", "Beauty and the Beast", vampires and werewolves, the author has created a collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.