Illustration by Arthur Rackham from Cinderella

Illustration by Arthur Rackham from Cinderella, retold by C.S. Evans.
London: William Heinemann, 1919.

This virtual exhibit presents a small selection of items taken from the Osborne Collection’s sixtieth anniversary exhibit, When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales, held from September 12 to December 12, 2009. Celebrating one of children’s literature’s most enduringly popular genres, the exhibit progresses from a fifteenth-century Venetian wonder tale (Historia di Lionbruno, 1476), through “classic” stories and collections by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and others, to today’s spin-offs, spoofs and “post-modern” interpretations.

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Source: Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.