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About the Author:
Angela Carter (1940 – 1992) composed nine books and various short stories, just as true to life, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan’s 1984 film The Company of Wolves, given her story. She won various artistic honors, voyaged and educated widely in the United States, and lived in London.
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I remember how, that night, I lay awake in the wagon-lit in a tender, delicious ecstasy of excitement, my burning cheek pressed against the impeccable linen of the pillow and the pounding of my heart mimicking that of the great pistons ceaselessly thrusting the train that bore me through the night, away from Paris, away from girlhood, away from the white, enclosed quietude of my mother’s apartment, into the unguessable country of marriage.And I remember I tenderly imagined how, at this very moment, my mother would be moving slowly about the narrow bedroom I had left behind forever, folding up and putting away all my little relics, the tumbled garments I would not need anymore, the scores for which there had been no room in my trunks, the concert programs I’d abandoned; she would linger over this torn ribbon and that faded photograph with all the half-joyous, half sorrowful emotions of a woman on her daughter’s wedding day.And, amid my bridal triumph, I felt a pang of loss as if, when he put the gold band on my finger, I had, in some way, ceased to be her child in becoming his wife. Are you sure, she’d said when they delivered the gigantic box that held the wedding dress he’d bought me, wrapped up in tissue paper and red ribbon like a Christmas gift of crystallized fruit? Are you sure you love him?There was a dress for her, too; black silk, with the dull, prismatic sheen of oil on water, finer than anything she’d worn since that adventurous girlhood in Indo-China, daughter of a rich tea planter. My eagle-featured, indomitable mother; what another student at the Conservatoire could boast that her mother had outfaced a junkful of Chinese pirates, nursed a village through a visitation of the plague, shot a man-eating tiger with her hand and all before she was as old as I? However, ‘Are you sure you love him?’ ‘I’m sure I want to marry him,’ I said.And would say no more. She sighed as if it was with reluctance that she might, at last, banish the specter of poverty from its habitual place at our meager table. However, for my mother herself had gladly, scandalously, defiantly beggared herself for love; and, one fine day, her gallant soldier never returned from the wars, leaving his wife and child a legacy of tears that never quite dried, a cigar box full of medals and the antique service revolver that my mother, grown magnificently eccentric in hardship, kept always in her reticule, in case–how I teased her–she was surprised by footpads on her way home from the grocer’s shop.
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Book Name: The Bloody Chamber and Other StoriesAuthor: Angela CarterLanguage: EnglishStatus: AvailableNumber of Pages: 161 PagesDownload Format: PDF
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