Like the bird, the Countess is free at last. She has overcome her predatory nature and compulsion to kill, and chosen her own destiny by recovering the childlike innocence of fairytale romance. It made a metallic, almost musical rattle. That is where the idea of the story originated, in that birdcage. I alliterated her. Gothic fantasy is similarly displaced and transformed at the end of The Lady of the House of Love by twentieth-century history and the real enough horrors of the first-world war. But it is the Count who has the last laugh, since the young man is off to a bloody war.
As such, the vampire illustrates the dynamics of retelling at work in the fairy tale tradition itself, endlessly reinvented through new combinations of characters, motifs, and images as well as cross-generic and intermedial transpositions. Historically, these genres are indeed interrelated, since the reception of French fairy tales in England influenced the development of Gothic fiction, out of which melodrama notoriously emerged This perversion is represented by the anthropophagous Beane family in Vampirella , as well as its well-known variation, vampirism, in both the radio play and the short story.
Reformulation as she called it thus becomes a key strategy of rewriting that enables Carter to explore the potential for revival and renewal of formulaic sub genres Thus, the performative function of language is not only thematized in La Belle au bois dormant in the opening scene of the cursing of the newly-born baby but also enacted in the very text of the tale, to the point that the boundaries between prey and predator, story and discourse, are blurred.
Ackerman in , and the subculture of comic books and Hammer films so popular in the s. Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. Her heroine is accordingly inspired by the sexy comic-strip vamp filtered through the dark glamour of the Baudelairian vampire — decadent, artificial, macabre, moody, melodramatic, sensuous, sophisticated and self-consciously theatrical fig.
Hence the appropriateness of the metaphor popularized by the surrealists to celebrate the creative potential of incongruous juxtapositions that awaken all kinds of associations and free up repressed images and new meanings, which perfectly applies to her own creative method. In this vampire context, of course, the wine is red.
Ballestra-Puech , Sylvie, Les Parques. Avec des Moralitez , ], Contes , ed. She goes on to quote from T. See D. Perrault, Contes , p. Punter, The Literature of Terror , p. The settings of fairytale fantasies, like the fairy tales they derive from, may owe less to world-building than to the logic of folk tales. Princes can go wandering in the woods and return with a bride without consideration for all the political effects of royal marriages.
A common, comic, motif is a world where all the fairy tales take place, and the characters are aware of their role in the story,  occasionally even breaking the fourth wall. Other writers may develop the world as fully as in other subgenres, generating a work that is also, based on setting, a high fantasy , historical fantasy , or contemporary fantasy.
Authors who have worked with the genre include such various figures as Oscar Wilde , Kathryn Davis , A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fantasy fiction. History Literature Magic Sources. Anime Films Television programs. Tolkien World Fantasy Convention. The sci-fi versions of some of the fairytales were pretty good impressive since I'm generally not a fan of sci-fi and two Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty took place in the same world I wonder if it's the sci-fi world of the novel she just announced.
It's a very rich fantasy world and I like learning more about the other cultures and countries that she creates cameos by the Destiny characters are always fun too. Apr 15, Marsha rated it liked it Shelves: anthology-short-stories , fantasy , erotica. While these stories did give a naughty slant on various fairy tales, I found myself dissatisfied at the passive roles given for many of the women involved.
They were often placed at the mercy of or in the hands of the males around them. I While these stories did give a naughty slant on various fairy tales, I found myself dissatisfied at the passive roles given for many of the women involved. It manages to satisfy in that limited fashion. Apr 23, Darcy rated it it was ok Shelves: short-stories , , anthologies , erotica. I am not a big fan of people sexing up fairy tails, so it was with reluctance I picked up this book.
I do like this author so thought I would give this one a try. For the most part these stories had only a vague similarity to fairy tales and while they are labeled as erotic and contain sex in them they have an oddly innocent air to them. I wi I am not a big fan of people sexing up fairy tails, so it was with reluctance I picked up this book.
I will mention that Puss in Boots is also set in the world of the Sons of Destiny. Jun 24, Mischa rated it really liked it Shelves: Headcount: 1 The Frog Prince - wonderfully hilarious. It definitely got me into the book and forced me to read it 'till the end.
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A real shame no other fairytale was funny, because that's what got me into it and what I expected from the collection. Almost made me drop it. Also, if I ever again in my life hear the word "simple", it'll be too soon. Had potential but would have to be longer.
Really bland 3 stars. The beginning felt just wonderful, but then the whole marriage thing felt a little rushed, so that's a shame. But overall I really, really enjoyed it and it was great. Didn't really feel like it had much of a story, which was a shame after all the thought out tales. Overall, I'm giving it four, because most of them I enjoyed.
But numbers two and three really gave me a pause there for a second. Mar 31, Rasheta rated it it was ok. I don't know how this is "erotica" it's not that intense. Read some Jaid Black if you want Erotica, although i'm not terribly into her writing either. I found this collection to be boring I gave up mid-way through the collection.
May 26, TinaMarie rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Aug 27, CaroleHeidi rated it it was ok Shelves: book-club-reads , If you pick this up, be prepared for a laugh. Which is not fun.
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Sep 18, Joe rated it did not like it Shelves: erotic. This is not what it pretends to be. It is badly written and has nothing to do with the fairy tales it claims to write about,. Way too boring, hardly any sex, and weird. The Frog Prince story threw me off and it was the first one so I knew I was in for a doozy. Would not recommend. Oct 21, Jackie rated it liked it Shelves: e-books , a-smutty-good-time , read.
Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Erotic Fairy Tales
This collection of stories consists of 8 fairytale spinoffs. The collection is best read in order because each one refers to the other. Overall, I think this was a fun collection. For the most part these tales are witty and fun. Some of the tales take place in a fantasy world, others are sci-fi and others are set in worlds the author has previous books for. The author notes were great in explaining their origin and why the author chose to do a spin off on each fairy tale.
The Frog Prince: This one was a fun intro. I thought it was hilarious and witty. I loved the characters and it again there was a lot of wit.
The Princess on the Glass Hill: Here is where things start to turn sci-fi. The story was just okay for me. This one takes place in an underwater world the author had previously wrote about. I thought the world was interesting and I think I want to read whatever book this world is based on and maybe try to go live there. This one wanted me to take out the scissors, razor and wax. The beast in this one is a genetically modified hairy beast that exhibits human qualities.
He, of course, falls for a human and has to deal with the repercussions of his decision. I did like how the author outlined the consequences and had the characters deal with the society they live in. The problem for me was the naughty bits. All that fur! It started off okay, but then it became pretty annoying. Part of it was because the wife was so bloody stubborn and bratty. Then came the sex part. Apr 28, Jessica rated it really liked it.
Fairy tales that may be beloved but are too hackneyed or childish for those of us who have matured have been re-imagined and rewritten by erotica author Jean Johnson. To move the compilation forward, ea Fairy tales that may be beloved but are too hackneyed or childish for those of us who have matured have been re-imagined and rewritten by erotica author Jean Johnson.
To move the compilation forward, each fable references or alludes to the next tale to come. Going beyond infusing more grown-up complexities and juicy details , Johnson also removed some stories from the comfort zone of their classic settings and successfully positioned them into the world of a different genre. Shelves: light-bdsm. Being a fan of romance, I was intrigued to read this book. I thought the idea of adding adult themes to childrens' stories was a great idea.
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Just doesn't blow up my skirt. I don't want to think about diffent solar systems, aliens, civil wars and the like. Only two or three did not have this theme. They contained elements of magic, talking frogs, fairy princes, an Being a fan of romance, I was intrigued to read this book.
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They contained elements of magic, talking frogs, fairy princes, and witches. I'm cool with that. The others, I had no idea about. The book also had crossover characters from the author's previous books. If new to this author, I would recommend Puss-in-Boots. Something about the cat and all that fur.
And I don't even like cats. My second favorite was The Courtship of Wali Daad. I would love to have that toy. Jan 07, Mariah rated it it was amazing. Oooh I just loved this book! The stories were amazingly written.
Some I knew while others I did not. Of the ones I knew my favorite was Sleeping Beauty. I like how it became more sci fi and the role reversal was marvelous! I wish to learn more about the world that it was set in.
As for the stories I had not heard of, such as The Courtship of Wali Daad, I enjoyed how simply giving with no expectation of a receiving anything can become something marvelous! This story I would also love to know more Oooh I just loved this book! This story I would also love to know more about. In fact all of the stories in this book I would love to hear more about. From new settings and characters to extended versions of the ones existing. I cannot tell you just how very much this book enteral led me. It wasn't the sex, as that was secondary to the story itself.
So well written and beloved are these stories that I know I will be reading them over and over again! I read a lot of fairy tales growing up, and I did enjoy these adult versions.