Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop: A Gothic Retelling of Bluebeard

During her life, Angela Carter gave new life to fairy tales reimagining them in a feminist light. Girls and young women were given agency, and they no longer needed saving. The Princess was no longer a damsel in distress waiting for the Prince to rescue her. Carter created an unconventional Gothic fairy tale, uniquely her own, with The Magic Toyshop. …