From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Snow Night’: Subverting the grimmest of them all

Scholes, Nicola (2008) From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Snow Night’: Subverting the grimmest of them all. Les Bonnes Fees, 1 2: .

Author Scholes, Nicola
Title From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Snow Night’: Subverting the grimmest of them all
Journal name Les Bonnes Fees
Publication date 2008-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 1
Issue 2
Editor Joe Andersen
Language eng
Abstract Since its first appearance as “Sneewitchen” (“Snowdrop”) in the Grimm Brothers’ 1812 collection Die Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” has proven to be one of the most popular, loved, commercially lucrative and potent of them all. It dates back as far as 1634 in Giambattista Basile’s Lo Cunto de li Cunti (The Story of Stories). In this tale, known also as “The Young Slave,” a beautiful girl named Lisa is preserved in a glass coffin after having been poisoned by a comb [1]. “Richilde” (circa 1782-87) by Johann Karl Musäus gives its title to the jealous stepmother rather than to the object of her jealousy, her beautiful stepdaughter Blanca. Richilde consults her magic mirror to confirm her beauty, while court dwarfs help Blanca in her plight. [extract]
Keyword Fairy tale
Snow White
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Les Bonnes Fees is a free e-Zine publishing fiction, retellings, art, poetry, and non-fiction relating to our broad topic of fairy tales and folklore.

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