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This is Charles Perrault's brilliant "Cinderella," as translated by Andrew Lang in his famous Blue Fairy Book, matched mostly with the original, gorgeously delicate illustrations of Henry Justice Ford. I LOVE Cinderella! As probably my favorite fairy tale of all time, it's fitting that this is the first I completed in this slideshow series. What other … Continue reading A Cinderella with a Sense of Humor: The Little Glass Slipper
BY ELIZABETH RUSSELL It is a truth universally acknowledged that the fairy tale princesses of Perrault, Anderson, Grimm, etc., were written to be heroines, role models, perfect representations of the perfect woman; an archetype, if you will. Snow White's habit of lying around in a coffin teaches girls passive acceptance. Sleeping Beauty reminds them that beauty triumphs over … Continue reading Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim