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

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood
17
Ye True Hystorie of Little Red Riding Hood
43
Notes on the Texts
89
The Romance of Red Riding Hood 1862
159
The Story of Little Red RidingHood 1864
173
The True History of Little GoldenHood 1888
193
Little Green Riding Hood 1914
201
Sturry from Rad Ridink Hoot 1926
207
Little Green Riding Hood 1973
256
Philippe Dumas Boris Moissard French
266
Goldflower and the Bear 1979
294
Not So Little Red Riding Hood 1985
324
Roja and Leopold 1990
331
Notes on Authors
385
Selected Chronological Bibliography
391
General Bibliography
399

The Girl and the Wolf 1939
229
Little Red Cap 65 1965
239
Little Redhead and the Wolf 1972
246
Copyrights
407
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