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Bluebeard [electronic resource] : a reader's guide to the English tradition / Casie E. Hermansson.

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Author/Creator:
Hermansson, Casie.
Publication:
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (321 p.)
Subjects:
Bluebeard (Legendary character) in literature.
English literature -- History and criticism.
American literature -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales in literature.
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703. Barbe bleue.
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703 -- Adaptations.
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703 -- Translations into English -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial victims are secreted from his latest bride. She is given all the keys but forbidden to open one door of the castle. Astonishingly, this fairy tale was a nursery room staple, one of the tales translated into English from Charles Perrault's French Mother Goose Tales . Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition is the first major study of the tale and its many variants (some, like ""Mr. Fox,"
Contents:
Preface: three hundred years of "Bluebeard" in English
Variants and variations
Principal variants
Pirates and true Bluebeards
Bluebeard in the English eighteenth century
Found in translation : Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard" in English
A "tree tail'd bashaw" : Bluebeard takes a Turkish turn
Bluebeard in the English nineteenth century
Cheap thrills : Bluebeard in chapbooks and juveniles
"You outrageous man!" : Bluebeard on the comic stage
Bluebeard in Victorian arts and letters
Bluebeard in the English twentieth century
Bluebeard in crisis
Modernist Bluebeard
Contemporary Bluebeard
Epilogue: Bluebeard today.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-282-48575-X
9786612485756
1-60473-353-5
OCLC:
472610085
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