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The best of Angela Carter

The best of Angela Carter -- ''Shadow Dance,'' ''The Magic Toyshop,'' and ''Several Perceptions'' make the list

The best of Angela Carter

THE BEST OF ANGELA CARTER

SHADOW DANCE
A pair of junk dealers spends nights stripping condemned houses of Victoriana, until one of them goes mad and commits a grisly murder. A

THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
A trio of young orphans is sent to live with their dictatorial Uncle Philip, a toy maker who spends his evenings building a macabre theater of life-size puppets. A

In SEVERAL PERCEPTIONS
a failed suicide finds himself suddenly prey to a series of frightening hallucinations. A

THE INFERNAL DESIRES OF DR. HOFFMAN
A wonderfully mad scientist invents a device that unleashes dreams into reality. Which, come to think of it, is what Angela Carter does, exactly. A