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The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature

From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Mererid Puw Davies

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • The first scholarly study of the powerful and horrific tale of Bluebeard, principally in its manifestations in German mythology and literature.
  • Considers the tale as an index of gender politics from the early eighteenth century to the present.
  • Draws on a wide range of sources, some canonical, some forgotten.
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