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Read online Heroes and Villains.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Heroes and Villains After the apocalypse the world is neatly divided .

Rational civilization rests with the Professors in their steel and concrete villages marauding tribes of Barbarians roam the surrounding jungles mutilated Out People inhabit the burnt scars of cities .

But Marianne a Professor s daughter is carried away into the jungle a grotesque vegetable paradise where she will become the captive bride of Jewel the proud and beautiful Barbarian There she will witness the savage rituals of the snake worshippers indulge her voluptuous virginal fantasies taste the forbidden fruit of chaos .

Erotic exotic and bizarre HEROES AND VILLAINS is a post apocalyptic romance a gripping adventure story a colourful embroidery of religion and magic and not least a dispassionate vision of life beyond our brave nuclear world by Angela Carter

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Heroes and Villains
Title:Heroes and Villains
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ISBN:0140234640
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Number of Pages:160
Category:fantasy, science-fiction, fiction, dystopia, magical-realism
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One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother s wedding dress The next morning her world is shattered Forced to leave the comfortable home of her childhood she is sent to London to live with relatives she never met Aunt Margaret beautiful and speechless and her brothers Francie whose graceful music belies his clumsy nature and the volatile Finn who kisses Melanie in the ruins of the pleasure garden And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshops The classic gothic novel established Angela Carter as one of our most imaginative writers and augurs the themes of her later creative works br br Beneath its contemporary surface this novel shimmers with blurred echoes from Lewis Carroll from Giselle and Coppelia Harlequin and Punch It leave behind it a flavor pungent and unsettling i The New York Times Book Review i, Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress the literary godmother of such contemporary masters of supernatural fiction as Neil Gaiman David Mitchell Audrey Niffenegger J K Rowling and Kelly Link who introduces this edition of Carter s most celebrated book published for the seventy fifth anniversary of her birth In i The Bloody Chamber i which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan s movie i The Company of Wolves i Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like Little Red Riding Hood Bluebeard Puss in Boots and Beauty and the Beast giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition, Dora and Nora Chance are a famous song and dance team of the British music halls Billed as The Lucky Chances the sisters are the illegitimate and unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchoir Hazard the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day At once ribald and sentimental glittery and tender this rambunctious family saga is Angela Carter at her bewitching best, b Saints and Strangers b also published as b Black Venus b is an anthology of short fiction Angela Carter takes real people and literary legends most often women who have been mythologized or marginalized and recasts them in a new light In a style that is sensual cerebral almost hypnotic The Fall River Axe Murders portrays the last hours before Lizzie Borden s infamous act the sweltering heat the weight of flannel and corsets the clanging of the factory bells the food reheated and reserved despite the lack of adequate refrigeration the house full of locked doors that open only into other rooms with other locked doors In Our Lady of the Massacre the no nonsense voice of an eighteenth century prostitute runaway slave questions who is civilized the Indians or the white men Black Venus gives voice to Charles Baudelaire s Creole mistress Jeanne Duval you could say not so much that Jeanne did not understand the lapidary troubled serenity of her lover s poetry but that it was a perpetual affront to her He recited it to her by the hour and she ached raged and chafed under it because his eloquence denied her language The Kiss takes the traditional story of Tamburlaine s wife and gives it a new and refreshing ending Sometimes disquieting sometimes funny always thought provoking Angela Carter s stories offer a feminist revision of images that lie deep in the public psyche