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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. Charles Perrault (1628-1703), a member of the Acadï¿½mie Franï¿½aise, published his fairy tales anonymously in the 1690s. Jack Zipes (introducer) has translated such works as the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hermann Hesse, written several books of criticism, and edited numerous anthologies, including Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture (Penguin). For Penguin Classics he has edited The Wonderful World of Oz, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan. He has been honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.
"[Angela Carter] was the most brilliant writer in England. . . its high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace." --Salman Rushdie