[DWJ] Feeling sorry for Penelope (was Fire and Hemlock Question)

Elizabeth Bentley elizabeth at wardrobe-on-the-web.com
Mon Aug 21 12:49:46 EDT 2006


On 21/8/06 14:47, "deborah.dwj at suberic.net" <deborah.dwj at suberic.net> wrote:

> Somewhat less seriously on the subject of Cinderella and gender
> roles, I do adore Judith Viorst's Cinderella retelling, which I
> shall reproduce in full here:
> 
> "...And Then the Prince Knelt Down and Tried to Put the Glass
> Slipper on Cinderella's Foot"
> by Judith Viorst 
> 
> I really didn't notice that he had a funny nose.
> And he certainly looked better all dressed up in fancy clothes.
> He's not nearly as attractive as he seemed the other night.
> So I think I'll just pretend that this glass slipper feels too
> tight.
> 
The recent retelling of Cinderella by Shirley Hughes has her refusing the
Duke in favour of Buttons. She is also a little on the plump side, and no
more than passably pretty. Just ordinary in fact.

EB
Elizabeth Bentley
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