The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
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London: Folio Society
In 2012, a number of artists entered a competition to design illustrations for Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, a mix of Gothic-like stories centred round fairy and folk tales that first appeared in 1979. Igor Karash, who studied book design and illustration at Kharkov State Art & Design Academy in Ukraine, won the second House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Award. In the title’s story The Bloody Chamber, one finds a sinister Bluebeard luring his bride to his castle. The text that spurred Karash on to provide this frontispiece image reads: ‘He stripped me, gourmand that he was, as if he were stripping the leaves off an artichoke.’
Angela Carter, “The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 6, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10657.
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