The Trials & Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood

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Jack Zipes
Psychology Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 408 pages
This text presents the many faces of "Little Red Riding Hood". In tracing the evolution of the story, the author takes on those questions which other authors have shied away from: violation, rape, male fantasies and manipulation. This book collects 35 of the best versions of the story, from the first tellings as a folktale, to its written renderings by authors such as the Brothers Grimm, Walter De La Mare, James Thurber, Alphonse Daudet, Anne Sexton and Olga Broumas, providing a detailed social history of the literary Red Riding Hood. Zipes uses these tales to explore questions of Western culture, sexism, and politics and, in a new epilogue, examines the illustrations used in past versions for their "take on the tale". A new preface and an expanded bibliography have also been included for the second edition.
 

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Jack Zipes has collected 31 versions of the story of Little Red Riding Hood for this book, ranging from 1697 to 1979, including plays, poems and stories. He introduces them with an essay that examines ... Read full review

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The Trials & Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood is a chronological collection of prose, poetry, and play adaptations of the folk story, with variant endings. Zipes shows how changing societies ... Read full review

Contents

Ye True Hystorie of Little Red Riding Hood
43
Little Red Riding Hood 1729
94
Little Red Riding Hood 1846
159
The Story of Little Red RidingHood 1864
173
The True History of Little GoldenHood 1888
195
Little Green Riding Hood 1914
201
Sturry from Rad Ridink Hoot 1926
207
Edith Anna Enone Somerville Irish
215
Red Riding Hood 1972
251
The Old Wolf 1976
265
Little Red Cap 1974
274
The Company of Wolves 1979
282
Goldflower and the Bear 1979
292
Not So Little Red Riding Hood 1985
324
Roja and Leopold 1990
345
Notes on Authors 585
389

The Girl and the Wolf 1939
228
Little Polly Riding Hood 1955
235
Red Riding Hood 1971
241

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