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The Bloody Chamber Lesson Plan

About the Author

Author, journalist, and professor Angela Carter was born Angela Olive Stalker on May 7, 1940 in Sussex, England and moved to her grandmother's house in Yorkshire soon afterwards. She married Paul Carter in 1960 at the age of twenty, after which she earned a degree in English with a specialty in medieval literature at the University of Bristol. In 1966, Carter published her first novel, Shadow Dance, and a year later, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for her second novel, The Magic Toyshop. After publishing her third and fourth novels, Several Perceptions and Heroes and Villains, Carter worked as a reporter in Japan for three years. Her 1972 divorce from Paul Carter was bookended...

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