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Read online The Passion of New Eve.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Passion of New Eve I know nothing I am a tabula rasa a blank sheet of paper an unhatched egg I have not yet become a woman although I possess a woman s shape Not a woman no both more and less than a real woman Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself .

New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn But this young Englishman s fate lies in the arid desert where a many breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve by Angela Carter

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The Passion of New Eve
Title:The Passion of New Eve
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Number of Pages:192
Category:fiction, fantasy, feminism, magical-realism
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Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories, Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Saints and Strangers, Nights at the Circus, Heroes and Villains, The Magic Toyshop, Wise Children, The Passion of New Eve
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, Is Sophie Fevvers toast of Europe s capitals part swan or all fake br br Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse Lautrec she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney s circus She is also part woman part swan Jack Walser an American journalist is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity Dazzled by his love for her and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn of the nineteenth century London St Petersburg and Siberia, 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