The Appropriation of Perrault’s “Bluebeard” in Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” and “The Piano”

The fairy tale of Bluebeard has fascinated writers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists throughout history and across national boundaries. Coming from the European oral tradition, the first, and most famous, written version is Charles Perrault’s La Barbe Bleue, published in 1697. Developing a tale of a murderous aristocrat who whose wives have all mysteriously vanished, Perrault’s … Read moreThe Appropriation of Perrault’s “Bluebeard” in Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” and “The Piano”