The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter

Fairy tales

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I have attached a link to a PDF of Angela Carter’s The Company of Wolves.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Company of Wolves is a 1984 British Gothic fantasy-horror film directed by Neil Jordan, written by Angela Carter and Jordan, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea and David Warner.
The film is based on the werewolf story of the same name in Angela Carter’s short story collection The Bloody Chamber.[1] Carter herself co-wrote the screenplay with Jordan, based on her own short story and her earlier adaptation of The Company of Wolves for radio.
Carter’s first draft of the screenplay, which contains some differences from the finished film, has been published in her anthology The Curious Room (1996).

The Bloody Chamber (or The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories) is a collection of short fiction by Angela Carter. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1979 by Gollancz[1] and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. All of the stories share a common theme of being closely based upon fairytales or folk tales. However, Angela Carter has stated:
My intention was not to do ‘versions’ or, as the American edition of the book said, horribly, ‘adult’ fairy tales, but to extract the latent content from the traditional stories.[2]
The anthology contains ten stories: “The Bloody Chamber”, “The Courtship of Mr Lyon”, “The Tiger’s Bride”, “Puss-in-Boots”, “The Erl-King”, “The Snow Child”, “The Lady of the House of Love”, “The Werewolf”, “The Company of Wolves” and “Wolf-Alice”.
The tales vary greatly in length, with the novelette “The Bloody Chamber” being “more than twice the length of any of the other stories, and more than thirty times the length of the shortest [the vignette “The Snow Child”].”[3]:viii
The anthology’s contents are also reprinted in Carter’s Burning Your Boats.

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