Page extent: 272
ISBN: 9781783198214
Binding: HardBack

Inside the Bloody Chamber: on Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other weird tales

Sir Christopher Frayling


Leading cultural historian and broadcaster Christopher Frayling reflects on gothic themes in literature, art and popular culture, through the lens of his friendship and correspondence with Angela Carter during her formative ‘Bath years’, during which she wrote most of her key works; The Bloody Chamber, The Sadeian Woman, The Passion of New Eve.

Inside the Bloody Chamber collects Frayling’s articles, essays and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic—several in hard-to-find places, many never published before, but all revised for this new book. The subjects match Angela’s interests, are mirrored in the stories within The Bloody Chamber—and mesh with his memories of their time together in Bath in the 1970s.

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ISBN13 9781783198214
Binding HardBack
Page Extent 272


'Beautifully produced and illustrated with stunning woodcuts – comprises a clutch of elegantly written pieces by Frayling himself, on topics for which he and Carter had a shared enthusiasm from Fuseli to Hammer horror films and Hitchcock.' Independent

'Rch and entertaining fare that, like the best cultural studies, looks for links, unearths back stories, investigates a tale’s reimagining and examines its reception, legacy and mythologizing... Frayling’s friendship with her in Bath in the 1970s gives us a valuable portrait of Carter during the middle years of her career which few others could offer.' Times Literary Supplement