Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other Weird Tales
Oberon Books, 2015
Inside the Bloody Chamber collects articles, essays and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic—several in hard-to-find places, many never published before, but all revised for this book. The subjects match Angela’s interests, are mirrored in the stories within The Bloody Chamber—and mesh with his memories of their time together in Bath in the 1970s.
“Beautifully produced and illustrated with stunning woodcuts – comprises a clutch of elegantly written pieces by Frayling himself, on topics for which he and Carter had a shared enthusiasm from Fuseli to Hammer horror films and Hitchcock”. Independent
“Rich and entertaining fare that, like the best cultural studies, looks for links, unearths back stories, investigates a tale’s reimagining and examines its reception, legacy and mythologizing… Frayling’s friendship with her in Bath in the 1970s gives us a valuable portrait of Carter during the middle years of her career which few others could offer”. Times Literary Supplement
Christopher Frayling, Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other Weird Tales (London: Oberon Books Ltd., 2015)