Arthur Rackham

Cinderella Liberator
  • Cinderella Liberator

  • Rebecca Solnit retells Cinderella. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories.

    ‘She looked like a girl who was evening, and an evening that had become a girl…’

    In the kitchen, in her rags, Cinderella, longs to go to the ball. After all, there is nothing worse than not being invited to the party. Enter her fairy godmother...

    But that is where the familiar story ends. Cinderella's transformation turns out to be much less about ballgowns, glass slippers and carriages, and much more about finding her truest self. Finally free from the kitchen cinders, who will she turn out to be?

Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) was an English illustrator, recognised as a leading figure in the Golden Age of British book illustration. Specialising in pen and ink, as well as watercolour, some of his best-known works include his illustrations for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.


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