When I saw Inkgypsy’s Once Upon a Time blog on fairy-tale mixtapes (inspired by Adam’s fantastic take on Andrew Lang), could I resist? Of course, the problem is that I could easily have listed all d’Aulnoy’s tales, but I have tried to restrain myself to a few key favourites. I’m sure I’d reorder this and swap out tales, but I do have a pile of grading to sort through, so I think this will have to be a ‘quickie’! I’ve also included films and novels, because I don’t see why there’s a reason to be restrictive when it comes to fairy tales!
- Finette Cendron, Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy
- Viola, Giambattista Basile
- The Devil and Gasparino, Giovan Francesco Straparola
- The Princess Bride, William Goldman
- The Discreet Princess; or The Adventures of Finette, Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier
- Pretty as a Picture, Giambattista Basile*
- Riquet with the Tuft, Catherine Bernard
- How The Milkmaid Struck a Bargain with the Crooked One, C S E Cooney
- The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse, Susanna Clarke
- The Savage, Henriette Julie de Murat
- Labyrinth, Jim Henson
- The White Doe, Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy
- Peau d’Âne, Jacques Demy
- The Pig King, Henriette Julie de Murat
- The Green Serpent, Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy
- Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
- Mandosiane in Captivity, Jean Lorrain
- The Old Woman’s Hide, Italo Calvino
- The Cave of the Golden Rose, Lamberto Bava
- Constanza/Constanzo, Giovan Francesco Straparola
- Puss-in-Boots, Angela Carter
You might notice the lack of Grimms. What can I say?
*Just today I was reading a blog post about a Medieval tale of a woman who sort comfort with her own model of Sir Gawain, which immediately made me think of this tale.