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Secrets beyond the door, the story of Bluebeard and his wives, Maria Tatar

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Secrets beyond the door, the story of Bluebeard and his wives, Maria Tatar
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Secrets beyond the door
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
54081519
Responsibility statement
Maria Tatar
Sub title
the story of Bluebeard and his wives
Summary
Maria Tatar analyses the many forms the tale of Bluebeard's wife has taken over time, showing how artists have taken the Bluebeard theme and revived it with their own signature twists
Table Of Contents
The attractions of "Bluebeard" : the origins and fortunes of a folktale -- "Have you ever really been afraid? ... of a man? ... of a house? ... of yourself?" : Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and modern gothics -- Investigative pleasures : Bluebeard's wife in Hollywood -- Rewriting "Bluebeard" : resisting the cult of death -- Monstrous wives : Bluebeard as criminal and cultural hero -- The art of murder : Bluebeard as artist and aesthete
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