A Cinderella with a Sense of Humor: The Little Glass Slipper

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

Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim

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