The Bloody Chamber



The Bloody Chamber won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize in 1979.

Critical reception

The Bloody Chamber has received heavy praise and attention from numerous critics such as Jack Zipes (who called it a "remarkable collection"[10]) and Marina Warner (who, on its inspirational nature, said it "turned the key for [her] as a writer"[11]).

Several critical works have been published that focus on Carter's use of fairy tales in The Bloody Chamber and her other works[12] and the anthology is also frequently taught and studied in University literature courses.[13]

It has been used as part of the AQA English Literature and Edexcel English Language/Literature syllabus for A-Levels in some schools in the United Kingdom.

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