* In this, her first novel, Angela Carter tells a disturbing and delicious tale of shattered beauty and male camaraderie which shows one of the 20th century's greatest writers at the start of a dazzling career.
Angela Carter was born in 1940. One of Britain's most original and disturbing writers, she died in 1992.
Originally published as Honeybuzzard (LJ 1/1/67), Shadow Dance launched British author Carter's career, which she buttressed with The Magic Toyshop two years later. Both received praise from LJ's reviewers, especially the latter novel, which was hailed as an "extraordinary, even brilliant piece of writing" (LJ 2/1/68).
'Angela Carter's writing is pyrothechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language. She brings the gift of wonder' OBSERVER 'The boldest of English writers' Lorna Sage 'A great writer ... A real one-off' SALMAN RUSHDIE