"Little Red Riding Hood
" is a fairy tale with many derivations. Although it is often considered a children's story, some of the evolutions of the tale are brutal and rather grotesque. Read more about Little Red Riding Hood...
by Catherine Orenstein. Basic Books. Forget everything you ever thought you knew about fairy tales, and "Little Red Riding Hood." In this book, Catherine Orenstein explores the history of the fairy tale, from the French court, Charles Perrault
, Hans Christian Anderson, the brothers Grimm, Bruno Bettelheim, Italo Calvino, Gwen Strauss, and Anne Sexton.
by Martin Gardner. Norton. From the publisher: "With sympathy and a wide-ranging intelligence, Gardner analyzes the bizarre tangents produced by Freudians and deconstructionists in their critiques of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' fairy tale."
by Maria Tatar (Editor). Norton. From the publisher: "The 'Classic Fairy Tales' focuses on six different tale types: 'Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Snow White,' 'Cinderella
,' 'Bluebeard,' and 'Hansel and Gretel.' It includes multicultural variants of these tales, along with sophisticated literary rescriptings. Each tale type is preceded by an introduction, and annotations are provided throughout."
by Alan Dundes (Editor). University of Wisconsin Press. From the publisher: "Alan Dundes continues his exploration of well-loved fairy tales with this casebook on one of the best-known of them all: Little Red Riding Hood. Following versions of the tale by Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the essays by an international group of scholars provide an impressive cross-section of theoretical approaches."
by Barbara Smith Chalou. Edwin Mellen Press. This book includes chapters on "Feminist and Psychological Theory," "Children's Literature," "Female Child and Adolescent Development," "Images of Girls and Women in Fairy Tales," "Relationship of Female to Other," "Historical Overview," "Images of Women," "Critiques of Little Red Riding Hood Tales," "Traditional Retellings," and more.
by Jack David Zipes. Routledge. From the publisher; "Jack Zipes presents the many faces of Little Red Riding Hood. Bringing together 35 of the best versions of the tale, from the Brothers Grimm to Anne Sexton, Zipes uses the tales to explore questions of Western culture, sexism and politics."
by Arlene Clarke, Marlene B. Clarke. McGraw-Hill Companies. From the publisher: "In the pages of Retellings, Arlene and Marlene Clarke offer many of the most frequently taught works of fiction, poetry, and drama, while focusing on selections that 'retell' the same story or events. It is a collection that will inspire a new energy in the literature classroom and a new vision of the canon."
by Hillary Rollins. Crown Publishing Group. From the publisher: "Ever consider what the beast really wanted with his young Beauty? Find out in this collection of wittily reimagined fairy tales for a strictly adult audience."
by Mitzi Szereto. Cleis Press. From the publisher: "Here the bawdy humor of French fable meets the sublime eroticism of ancient Chinese myth; a not-so-virgin damsel weds a Prince Charming with a shoe fetish; Little Red Riding Hood discovers Grandmas bed is open to any stray wolf; and a Japanese monk stumbles onto an S/M scene behind a forbidden door."
Penguin Putnam. From the publisher: "After a successful debut last year, 'Once Upon a Fairy Tale' is on its way to becoming a timeless, best-loved storybook. Stars from Steven Spielberg, Hugh Grant, and Martha Stewart to Whoopi Goldberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams bring four classic stories--'The Frog Prince,' 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' 'Rumplestiltskin,' and 'Little Red Riding Hood'--to life."