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The Courtship of Mr. Lyon by Angela Carter

OverviewThe Courtship of Mr Lyon

Title: The Courtship of Mr. Lyon
Author: Angela Carter
In: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Classics, Romance
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Year: 1979
5th sentence, 74th page: The Beast sunk his great head on to his paws.

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide Synopsis

Bela’s father, after experiencing car trouble, takes advantage of a stranger’s hospitality…

Thoughts

From the first moments, I knew that this was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. But, what a calm, whimsical and lyrical retelling it was! I really love the way that Carter’s words flow over one another as you read the tale. It makes the process seem so quick and streamlined, and very enjoyable.

I have honestly never read anything with the lyrical smoothness of Carter’s words.

I put down the story of Mr Lyon with a feeling of fulfilment and power. Not only did the Beauty decide her own fate in this story, but the Beast actually needed her to survive and function. A great turning away from the traditional tales of powerless women.

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