It’s that time of year again! Brightly colored leaves, crisp weather, pumpkins, Cinderella—wait, Cinderella? Yes!
Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a big orange pumpkin into a beautiful coach, so the story must occur in autumn… Or does it? And does she wear glass slippers or are they gold? It all depends on which version you’re referencing.
Everyone knows this classic fairy tale: the well-loved theme is reflected in stories around the globe, each with its own twist.
Are they all really the same? What are the differences? Let’s explore the endless possibilities and find out!
In this series of posts, I’m going to cover all the different versions of Cinderella that I can, old and new: folk tales, books, movies, music, even ballets and operas.
You might be surprised by the prevalence of the Cinderella tale, or by the doubtful origins of the details you thought you knew so well! I’m eager to find out your favorite Cinderella version, and which aspects of the story you like/don’t like.
- Introducing Cinderella
- Charles Perrault and the Glass Slipper
- Louisa May Alcott’s Modern Cinderella
- Rosy Rhodopis
- Into the Music
- Silhouette of a Fairy Tale
- Jane Austen’s Cinderella Obsession
- Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale
- Lavender’s Blue
- Finding Fairy Tales: A Grimm Search
I’ll fill in this list each time I post about Cinderella. In the meantime, enjoy the harvest season with some pumpkin pancakes!