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Cinderella: Rags to Riches

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  Cenerentola’s Literary Beginnings Cinderella made her first appearance onto the world stage through a man named Giambattista Basile. Bastile produced the first written version of this beloved story which was written and set in Naples, Italy in the early 17th century. One of the most popular versions of Cinderella was “Cendrillion”, written by Charles Perrault in French in the late 17th century. Perrault’s additions and alterations to the story such as the pumpkin, the fairy godmother and the introduction of the infamous glass slippers made it an instant favourite, and set in motion a literary tradition that would be...

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