This Week's Guest and Obscure Cinderellas

This week’s guest will be a historical fiction author whose work has been described as The Other Boleyn Girl meets Rebecca. She is a debut author. We’ve done a conversational interview, and I’ll be posting it tomorrow.

Later on in the week–probably Friday, since I’m a little behind–I’ll have a post on an obscure Cinderella. It didn’t used to be obscure, but thanks to Disney, a certain version became the de facto Cinderella, and other versions are less well-known. More on that on Friday.


7 Thoughts to “This Week's Guest and Obscure Cinderellas”

  1. You mean the bloodier gorier versions of Cinderella? I took several myth and fairytale seminars in college, and it is wild how downright macabre many of those old tales are!

    The Other Boleyn Girl meets Rebecca? I’m intrigued…will have to come back to hear more!

  2. Chicory

    Drama Mama, I am so jealous. The only mythology I could find at my collage was Classic mythology. Which was fun, but I would’ve loved to have branched out a bit.

  3. Yes, there will be goriness! You’d be surprised at how grim some of those tales were.

  4. I’m curious which Cinderella you intend to look at. What’s obscure in America is often anything but obscure in some other country. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  5. Tia Nevitt

    Anne, there was a little hint in my above comment! And yes, I suspect that it is not so obscure elsewhere.

  6. I’ll take a stab and say it’s the one where the stepsisters cut off their toes and/or heels to fit into the glass slippers. And there’s no fairy godmother.

    (I hope I’m not spoiling your Friday post! Delete this if I am.)

    Bonus points for me if I correctly guess you or your parents own those red and green Grimm and Andersen’s fairy tale tomes with the beautiful illustrations. My parents had those, my grandparents had them, and I recently saw them at a friend’s mother’s house. I loved those books.

  7. I think the version Raven mentioned is more-or-less standard in western Europe. It’s more popular than Disney; I remember that much. That’s what I meant about obscure in one place being common in another. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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