The bloody chamber or the bloody chamber and other stories is a collection of short fiction by english writer angela carterit was first published in the united kingdom in 1979 by gollancz and won the cheltenham festival literary prizethe stories share a theme of being closely based upon fairytales or folk taleshowever carter has stated. The bloody chamber i remember how that night i lay awake in the wagon lit in a tender delicious ecstasy of excitement my burning cheek pressed against the impeccable linen of the pillow and the pounding of my heart mimicking that of the great pistons ceaselessly thrusting the train that bore me through the night away from paris away from girlhood away from the white enclosed quietude . The bloody chamber is a collection of short stories by legendary british writer angela carter whose untimely death in 1992 brought her work extensive critical attentionit was first published in 1979 at which time it won the cheltenham festival of literature prize many consider the bloody chamber to be a feminist reworking of the patriarchal fairy tale form yet carter expressly said otherwise. The bloody chamber and other stories book read 2812 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers angela carter was a storytelling sorceress. The bloody chamber is a collection of modern fairy tales many of which incorporate elements of gothic literature greg buzwell traces the gothic influence on carters stories from the marquis de sade to edgar allan poe one of the most important influences on angela carters work was the
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