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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementA.S. Byatt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.Y2 L58 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination279 p. ;
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3357974M
ISBN 100701173246
LC Control Number2004401746
OCLC/WorldCa52830223

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Byatt’s Little Black Book adds a deliciously dark note to her skill in mixing folk and fairy tales with everyday life. The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession and A Whistling Woman is at her best in this dazzling collection of five new tales. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Little Black Book of Stories is a collection of five short stories, each a bit stranger and harder to classify than the next. A story about a forgotten childhood monster in the woods, a woman who slowly turns to stone, the fantastic mixed in the /5(12).   Little Black Book of Stories, her fifth collection, is a Byatt paradox in itself. The colour of the cover, unlike the fierce French pastels of . Little Black Book of Stories is a text for a class in my Masters in English studies/5.

' The Little Black Book of Stories is a showcase of Byatt's talents - the ideal primer for anyone who has not yet discovered A. S. Byatt, and a delight for those who have' Daily Telegraph A new collection of stories from A. S. Byatt is always a winner, and this one takes an unexpected turn, bringing shivers as well as delights.   Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood friends reunited by chance, venture into a dark forest where once, many years before, they saw–or thought they saw–something unspeakable. Another woman, recently bereaved, finds herself slowly but /5(14). The stories in this marvellous collection are by turns funny, spooky, sparkling and haunting. The Little Black Book of Stories holds its secrets, adding a dark quality to Byatt's famous skill in mixing folk and fairy tale with everyday life. Read more Read less/5(24). The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Scottish author Helen Bannerman and published by Grant Richards in October As one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children, the story was a children's favourite for more than half a century.

Editions for Little Black Book of Stories: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover publ. Book Overview Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories Cited by: 4.   Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood friends reunited by chance, venture into a dark forest where once, many years before, 4/4(7).   Hence, the Little Black Book series, it’ll be a bunch of short stories giving insights into characters that have yet to really appear. It’ll jump around chronologically quite a bit since the series will kind of depend on what I feel like writing, but I’ll try to give some idea of when the events are taking place.