Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

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A modern fable, a postapocalyptic romance, a Gothic horror story: Angela Carter's genre-defying fantasia Heroes and Villains.

Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive.

Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilised world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination.

Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of postapocalyptic fiction, Gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

Angela Carter (1940-92) was born in Eastbourne and later evacuated to live with her grandmother in Yorkshire. She read English at Bristol University and, after escaping an early marriage, went to live in Japan for a number of years. She wrote nine novels, which blend fantasy, science fiction and Gothic, and is often referred to as a writer of magical realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978624368
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

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Heroes and Villains 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hredwards on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So so, wierd, not as expected.