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Angela Carter and European Gothic
Rebecca Munford

femme fatale and her innocent victims’ ( 1986 : 22). This Gothic imagining of femininity anticipates the vilification of nature and idealisation of artificiality in the decadent Gothic of the fin de siècle – in, for example, J.-K. Huysmans’s À rebours (Against Nature) ( 1884 ) – as well as the sadistic violence and Gothic symbolism of Villiers de L’Isle-Adam’s, Contes Cruels ( Cruel Tales

in Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers
Rebecca Munford

. Representing the limits of evil, Gilles de Rais was a source of fascination in decadent art and literature (see Birkett, 1986 : 86–8) and famously provides the focus of J.-K. Huysmans’s Là-bas (The Damned), published in 1891, a copy of which from ‘some over-exquisite private press’ is displayed in the Marquis’s library (‘BC’ 16). 9 ‘The Bloody Chamber’ is thoroughly saturated with literary

in Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers