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.
Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshop in 1967, which went on to win the John Liewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992