Angela Carter is nearly as well known for her short fiction as she is for her novels. Her short-story collections include Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces (1974), Black Venus (1985; also known as Saints and Strangers, 1986), the highly praised The Bloody Chamber, and Other Stories (1979), which contains her transformations of familiar fairy tales into adult tales with erotic overtones, and American Ghosts and Old World Wonders (1993). She also wrote a number of fantastic stories for children, including Miss Z, the Dark Young Lady (1970), The Donkey Prince (1970), and a translated adaptation of the works of Charles Perrault, The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977). In 1978, she published her first book of nonfiction, The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography, a feminist study of the Marquis de Sade that remains controversial among both literary and feminist critics. Other nonfiction essays by Carter have been published by British journals; Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings (1982) is a collection of her journalistic pieces, and Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings (1997) reprints other essays and reviews. She also wrote a screenplay adaptation of her novel The Magic Toyshop (1987) and cowrote, with Neil Jordan, the screenplay for the British film The Company of Wolves (1984), based on her short story of the same title.