Bluebeard E–pub READ


Bluebeard

FREE READ Bluebeard Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter 'Curiosity is the most fleeting of pleasures; the moment is satisfied it ceases to exist and it always proves very very expensive'Angela Carter's playful and subversive retellings of Charles Perrault's. A funny little book and it is very little 64 pages each about half the size of a normal paperback page It s not bad but far far better is her feast of bloodier darker tales The Bloody Chamber which I reviewed hereAngela Carter retells seven of Charles Perrault s classic fairytales though two I d never heard of In fact the telling is mostly traditional but with an explicit moral or two appended some of which have a modern slant I m not really sure of its purpose or intended audience as it s slightly too knowing and unillustrated for small children but not really subversive enough for real adult enjoyment Some of the morals are dubious and surprising coming from a female author yet they re not witty enough to be taken as jokes Or maybe I ve missed the pointMy reason for reading it was to get a version of Bluebeard because it relates to Jane Eyre which I reviewed HERE I will now read Vonnegut s weirder take on the story BluebeardBluebeard is worse than Rochester and his beard is literally blue He marries despite the fact he had been married several times before and nobody knew what became of his wives and a short while after goes away on business He gives his wife all the keys and tells her to have the run of the house and its riches invite her friends and do whatever makes her happy His only stipulation is that she must not use the tiniest key and that the conseuences will be dire if she does Just as with the apple in Eden what is forbidden proves irresistible despite the lusher alternatives In this case the room contains the bloodied bodies of murdered former wives However the real problem is that like Lady Macbeth s hands the blood won t wash off the key so she is found outMorals Curiosity is a charming passion but may only be satisfied at the price of a thousand regrets it is the most fleeting of pleasures and it always proves very very expensive The other moral is an odd observation that modern husbands wouldn t try to restrict a wife s curiosity because women ruleCompare and contrast with a rather different novel of the same name Kurt Vonnegut s Bluebeard which I reviewed HEREImage Bluebeard and wifewives SourceLittle Red Riding HoodA completely traditional tellingMorals Don t talk to strangers fine but if you do don t be surprised if it ends badly sounds like victim blaming It then warns of real life men who sweet talk young girls but are really the most dangerous beasts of allPuss in BootsA completely traditional tellingMorals are uirkier Hard work and ingenuity trump inherited wealth Also clothes bearing and youth speedily inspire affection and the means to achieve them are not always entirely commendableSleeping BeautyThis is a traditional telling until the marriage after which the prince leaves Beauty behind in her castle and keeps her and their subseuent children secret for two years because his mother is half ogre and he fears she may still have ogrish tastes and eat his children A few twists and turns follow all new to me but of course it all ends happily and justlyMorals It s good to wait for the right man but 100 years is too long and long engagements make for happy marriages but young girls these days written in 1977 want so much to be married I do not have the heart to press the moralCinderellaAnother traditional tellingMorals these are odd Charm trumps beauty except that doesn t fit the story despite Carter s claim that When her godmother dressed Cinderella up and told her how to behave at the ball she instructed her in charm Even odder It is certainly a great advantage to be intelligent brave well born sensible But however great may be your god given store they will never help you get on in the world unless you have either a godfather or godmother to put them to work for youRicky with the TuftI ve never heard of this so had no idea if Carter has changed it at all though Petra s excellent review implies not The uestion is which is better beauty or brains I have a relative who hoped her girls would be pretty rather than clever as if they re mutually exclusive Anyway Ricky is an extraordinarily ugly baby prince but blessed with wit and brains In a nearby kingdom twin princesses are born one beautiful but stupid and the other clever but ugly The fairytale twist is that whoever Ricky falls in love with will attain his level of intelligence and whoever the pretty princess falls in love with will attain or appear to her to attain her level of attractiveness The other sister is rather irrelevant so the worrying message seems to be that beauty matters than brainsMoral Ying and yang and love is blind or at least armed with rose tinted specsThe Foolish WishesPeople being granted wishes and using them stupidly is a fairytale staple but I d not heard this version before It s just a short and slightly amusing example of how people waste opportunitiesMoral People are stupid Or as Carter prefers to put it Greedy short sighted careless thoughtless changeable people don t really know how to make sensible decisions and few of us are capable of using well the gifts God gave us anywayHere s a radical approach to retelling fairytalesFrom The Killer Across the Table little book and it is very La revolución del metabolismo little 64 pages each about half the size of a normal paperback page It s not bad but far far better is her feast of bloodier darker tales The Bloody Chamber which I reviewed hereAngela Carter retells seven of Charles Perrault s classic fairytales though two I d never heard of In fact the telling is mostly traditional but with an explicit moral or two appended some of which have a modern slant I m not really sure of its purpose or intended audience as it s slightly too knowing and unillustrated for small children but not really subversive enough for real adult enjoyment Some of the morals are dubious and surprising coming from a female author yet they re not witty enough to be taken as jokes Or maybe I ve missed the pointMy reason for reading it was to get a version of Bluebeard because it relates to Jane Eyre which I reviewed HERE I will now read Vonnegut s weirder take on the story BluebeardBluebeard is worse than Rochester and his beard is El principe caspian y la fe de cs lewis literally blue He marries despite the fact he had been married several times before and nobody knew what became of his wives and a short while after goes away on business He gives his wife all the keys and tells her to have the run of the house and its riches invite her friends and do whatever makes her happy His only stipulation is that she must not use the tiniest key and that the conseuences will be dire if she does Just as with the apple in Eden what is forbidden proves irresistible despite the A Rancher to Remember lusher alternatives In this case the room contains the bloodied bodies of murdered former wives However the real problem is that Magic at Midnight Cinders Sparks #1 like Lady Macbeth s hands the blood won t wash off the key so she is found outMorals Curiosity is a charming passion but may only be satisfied at the price of a thousand regrets it is the most fleeting of pleasures and it always proves very very expensive The other moral is an odd observation that modern husbands wouldn t try to restrict a wife s curiosity because women ruleCompare and contrast with a rather different novel of the same name Kurt Vonnegut s Bluebeard which I reviewed HEREImage Bluebeard and wifewives SourceLittle Red Riding HoodA completely traditional tellingMorals Don t talk to strangers fine but if you do don t be surprised if it ends badly sounds Delta Force Die Hard Red White and Built Pumped Up #3 like victim blaming It then warns of real Jason and the Argonauts life men who sweet talk young girls but are really the most dangerous beasts of allPuss in BootsA completely traditional tellingMorals are uirkier Hard work and ingenuity trump inherited wealth Also clothes bearing and youth speedily inspire affection and the means to achieve them are not always entirely commendableSleeping BeautyThis is a traditional telling until the marriage after which the prince Untitled Happy Birthday long and Blue Fire long engagements make for happy marriages but young girls these days written in 1977 want so much to be married I do not have the heart to press the moralCinderellaAnother traditional tellingMorals these are odd Charm trumps beauty except that doesn t fit the story despite Carter s claim that When her godmother dressed Cinderella up and told her how to behave at the ball she instructed her in charm Even odder It is certainly a great advantage to be intelligent brave well born sensible But however great may be your god given store they will never help you get on in the world unless you have either a godfather or godmother to put them to work for youRicky with the TuftI ve never heard of this so had no idea if Carter has changed it at all though Petra s excellent review implies not The uestion is which is better beauty or brains I have a relative who hoped her girls would be pretty rather than clever as if they re mutually exclusive Anyway Ricky is an extraordinarily ugly baby prince but blessed with wit and brains In a nearby kingdom twin princesses are born one beautiful but stupid and the other clever but ugly The fairytale twist is that whoever Ricky falls in The Italians Commanding Proposal love with will attain his Effective Sales Enablement level of intelligence and whoever the pretty princess falls in Analog Integrated Circuit Design by Simulation love with will attain or appear to her to attain her Girl Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be level of attractiveness The other sister is rather irrelevant so the worrying message seems to be that beauty matters than brainsMoral Ying and yang and Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass love is blind or at

CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter

FREE READ Bluebeard Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter Ination nothing is as it seemsThis book includes Bluebeard Little Red Riding Hood Puss in Boots The Sleeping Beauty of the Wood Cinderella or The Glass Slipper Ricky with the Tuft and The Foolish Wishe. I picked this little book up excited to finally discover Angela Carter s writing but Bluebeard behind its promising title is just a collection of Charles Perrault s original fairy tales translated from French to English with a handful of updated morals thrown in The large print name on the cover should be Charles Perrault Tempted by the Badge To Serve and Seduce #2 little book up excited to finally discover Angela Carter s writing but Bluebeard behind its promising title is just a collection of Charles Perrault s original fairy tales translated from French to English with a handful of updated morals thrown in The Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military large print name on the cover should be Charles Perrault

Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS

FREE READ Bluebeard Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter Classic fairy tales conjure up a world of resourceful women black hearted villains wily animals and incredible transformations In these seven stories bristling with frank earthy humour and gothic imag. Someone should tell Penguin what the definition of the word subversive is

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  • Bluebeard
  • Angela Carter
  • English
  • 05 November 2020
  • 9780141195889

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ FREE READ Bluebeard A funny little

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter FREE READ Bluebeard These short stories headlined by Bluebeard are retelling of classic fairy tales In this short Penguin compendium there are five of them all have the Carter trademark dry humour and a message which she clearly lays out as “Moral” at the end

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ Angela Carter reinterprets these classic fairytales with skilful brevity elegance of language and sharpness of wit that stays true to Perrault’s narrative style and structure and doesn’t stray as far from the original versions as might be expectedBut be warned if you read Bluebeard hoping for of The Bloody Chamber it may feel a little like having to drink a beaker of cheap house red after enjoying a goblet of full b

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    FREE READ Bluebeard Bluebeard E–pub READ Someone should tell Penguin what the definition of the word subversive is

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    CHARACTERS ó AKUENTAJUI.CO ¸ Angela Carter Bluebeard E–pub READ Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS I was very much looking forward to reading a small collection of Angela Carter's dark fairy tales and while it's an excell

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ Not what is on the tin as it wereThe book itself would be a pleasant 6510 as it is solely a translation with a bit of a half joke thrown in at the end However it is not sold as such It is sold saying it is a subversive retelling which is a lieThis work makes me think of a line from the Simpsons Get some new oldies Geniuses this book is just

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ I bloody haha loved this So enjoyable to read Angela Carter made a wonderful although liberal translation of Charles Perrault's origin

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ Angela Carter ¸ 1 CHARACTERS I picked this little book up excited to finally discover Angela Carter's writing – but Bluebeard behind its promising t

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ I didn't get the point of this at all Trading on a name perhaps? Trivial and a little mechanical

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    Bluebeard E–pub READ I’m on a bit of a Bluebeard kick at the moment I had not heard of Angela Carter until Neil Gaiman mentioned her as an influence in one of his Rarities stories I’m also trying to get through a humble bundle I do keep buying them and forgetting I have them Bad AMIn Puss in Boots his master is the Maruis of Carabas; a name you’ll know from Neverwhere if you read GaimanThis book includes Bluebeard Little Red Riding H

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