Abstract

In his Fairy Library, published between 1853 and 1864, George Cruikshank illustrated and rewrote "Le Petit Poucet," "Cendrillon," and "Le chat botté." Although his witty engravings remain faithful to the texts, his rewriting considerably alters them. A reformedalcoholic, he preaches temperance in "Hop O' My Thumb" and recasts the tender Cinderellaas pitiless prohibitionist. He transforms all three tales to suit his moral fancies. The woodcutter becomes an alcoholic and gambling count who loses everything because of his vices, and Puss in Boots restores the wealth of the aristocratic miller, the legitimate owner of the ogre's vast estates.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 286-297
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-06
Open Access
No
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