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Bluebeard Tales from Around the World

Bluebeard Tales from Around the World

  • Title: Bluebeard Tales from Around the World
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  • ISBN : 9781461127499
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 824 pages


The tale of Bluebeard with its many variants has a rich folkloric and literary history It has often been retold and reinterpreted in modern times in novels, poetry, plays, movies and Once upon a time the character was better known and offered a larger cultural touchstone for the general population Today he is best known only in literary circles Consequently, the h The tale of Bluebeard with its many variants has a rich folkloric and literary history It has often been retold and reinterpreted in modern times in novels, poetry, plays, movies and Once upon a time the character was better known and offered a larger cultural touchstone for the general population Today he is best known only in literary circles Consequently, the history of the tale as seen through its tales and other interpretations is fascinating Offering over ninety tales and ballads, this collection compiles several variants of Bluebeard tales from around the world Many of the tales are new translations, some appearing for the first time in English Usually the stories are obviously related to each other and at other times the relationship is tenuous While tales from Europe dominate the collection, other parts of the world including Africa, India, and North America are well represented Additionally, several plays and operas, as well as short fictions and poetry, all primarily from the nineteenth century, are offered here The commercial value and diverse interpretations of this complex tale provide insight into our cultural past, present, and perhaps our future Whether you are a student of folklore or an armchair enthusiast, this anthology offers a diverse array of tales with a unifying theme that both entertains and educates, all gathered for the first time in one helpful collection


Author Heidi Anne Heiner

Heidi Anne Heiner is the creator and keeper of one of the world s top folklore websites, the SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages at




Bluebeard Tales from Around the World Reviews (3)

  • Disclaimer I did some annotations for the Surlalune website This massive book contains various Bluebeard tale types from around the world as well as poems and plays dealing with the most famous serial murderer After reading some of these plays, I can see why the plays are largely forgotten However, [..]

  • A massive collection.First off we have the variants on Bluebeard some very close, some nearly related, such as Fitcher s Bird , some diverging farther whether in The Robber Bridegroom where the heroine goes to the house, sees the evil, and escapes without the villain s noticing her or including such [..]

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