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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409040835
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

Burning Your Boats

Collected Short Stories




The essential collection of short stories by a daring, joyful writer

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SALMAN RUSHDIE

As well as her eight novels, Angela Carter published four wonderful collections of short stories during her lifetime, and contributed stories to several anthologies. The stories were scattered amongst different publishers, and a couple of the volumes are now out of print. In Burning your Boats they are gathered for the first time; this is a key collection and a major event for Angela Carter aficionados.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409040835
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the author

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.

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Praise for Burning Your Boats

Burning Your Boats brings together her four volumes of short fiction...They testify to Carter's range, daring and her invention. An important book

Irish Times

A writer cultured in every sense of the word, whose syntax is ever artful, whose vocabulary is zestfully arcane, whose erudition manifests itself in her work in a shimmering play of parody and illusion. She was one of the century's best writers, and her stories are among her finest works

Sunday Times

This is the voice the young generation are flocking to read and study, and these marvellous collected stories wonderfully explain why no pigeon-hole could ever contain her creator. When you read all the stories collected together, a sense of joy erupts that such writing can exist

Daily Telegraph

A fine, fierce, incandescent talent

Scotland on Sunday

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