- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Ohio State University Press (28 Mar 2014)
These chapters will demonstrate how "Little Red Riding Hood" taught Victorians themes of pursuit, shameful knowledge and violent ends through a fairy tale figure representing endangered virtue. For instance, Charles Perrault's Le Petit Chaperon Rouge is discussed possibly beginning the fairy tale aspect of Little Red Riding Hood. Also, The Grimms' Rotkappchen is introduced and analyzed in-depth.
Overall, Spellbound is a cultural and analytic in-depth examination of the relationship between fairy tales and Victorian culture. Were the Victorians "Spellbound" and enchanted by these tales? You will have to read it to find out.
Thank you to The Ohio State University Press for my free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.