Perrault, Charles, “Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper.” Old French Fairy Tales, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899, pp. 182-196.

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Title

Perrault, Charles, “Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper.” Old French Fairy Tales, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899, pp. 182-196.

Description

There are twelve black and white illustrations for this tale. The story is written in a simple style, is easy to read, and moves quickly. In the preface to the entire volume, Mary Howitt writes that her favorite fairy tale is Cinderella, because of the moral: “There is a deep moral in it—hope to the hopeless, joy to the joyless—the white healing wings of a good angel hovering over us when our hearts are shorn to the very quick by unkindness or neglect.”

Alternative Title

Old French Fairytales

Creator

Charles Perrault

Contributor

"Two hundred illustrations by the most celebrated French artists"

Spatial Coverage

Boston

Coverage

US

Publisher

Little, Brown, and Company

Temporal Coverage

1890-1899

Identifier

Cinderella

Abstract

Cinderella suffers at the hands of her stepmother and stepsister. The stepsisters are invited to the ball and Cinderella helps them prepare. After they leave, Cinderella begins to cry. The fairy godmother arrives and transforms a pumpkin and various animals into a carriage and servants to take Cinderella to the ball. It interesting that animals do not play an important role in this story, unlike in the Disney version where Cinderella’s relationship with all the animal-helpers is a major part of the story line. In the end when Cinderella forgives her stepsisters, she takes them to the castle with her and helps them find husbands, rather than leave them behind to punish them. Lastly, how the ball was a multiple day event instead of just one night in this version.

Source

Charles Perrault

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