NovElla · Historical · Cinderella

Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale

In this post, we find Cinderella, or Aschenputtel, in German folklore! You can find all my posts related to Cinderella at Introducing Cinderella. Jacob (1785 – 1863) and Wilhelm (1786 – 1859) Grimm, sometimes known as The Brothers Grimm, compiled their collection of fairy tales for an initial publication in 1812. Although more than a… Continue reading Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale

Historical · NovElla

The Liberty Bell

A sound like a sound of thunder rolled, And the heart of a nation stirred— For the bell of Freedom, at midnight tolled, Through a mighty land and was heard. And the chime still rung From its iron tongue Steadily swaying to and fro; And to some it came Like a breath of flame— And… Continue reading The Liberty Bell

Austen · Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Jane Austen’s Cinderella Obsession

Did Jane Austen write a story about Cinderella? Well, not exactly; but I love connecting two of my favorite topics together! Arguably, all of Austen’s most popular works have at least one Cinderella element in them: every heroine marries a man of greater wealth. Although not always her social superior, the male lead is often… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Cinderella Obsession

Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Silhouette of a Fairy Tale

Cinderella has inspired the creativity of countless writers, artists, producers, and others. Fairytale adaptations and art are created using all sorts of different mediums – even paper cutting! In the early days of stop-motion photography, paper-cut figures were used to create cutout animation movies. Charlotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a German animation pioneer in the nascent… Continue reading Silhouette of a Fairy Tale

Historical · Math · NovElla · Quotes

Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” – Albert Einstein   Not only is it Einstein’s birthday today, it’s Pi Day too! If you’re interested in pi, you can learn more… Continue reading Einstein’s Birthday