Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer
Red as blood.jpg
Author Tanith Lee
Illustrator Tanith Lee
Cover artist Michael Whelan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
1983
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 208 pp
ISBN 0-87997-790-6
OCLC 9146663
LC Class CPB Box no. 2744 vol. 23

Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer is a short story collection of dark fantasy retellings of popular fairytales by British author Tanith Lee. Contrary to what the title may suggest, it not only includes retellings of fairytales by the Brothers Grimm, but also by Charles Perrault, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve or Alexander Afanasyev. The title story was nominated for a Nebula Award and a World Fantasy Award.

Contents[edit]

Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer contains the following tales:

  1. Paid Piper- Asia: The Last Century B.C. (retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin)
  2. Red as Blood- Europe: The Fourteenth Century (retelling of Snow White)
  3. Thorns- Eurasia: The Fifteenth Century (retelling of Sleeping Beauty)
  4. When The Clock Strikes- Europe: The Sixteenth Century (retelling of Cinderella)
  5. The Golden Rope- Europe: The Seventeenth Century (retelling of Rapunzel)
  6. The Princess And Her Future- Asia: The Eighteenth Century (retelling of The Frog Prince)
  7. Wolfland- Scandinavia: The Nineteenth Century (retelling of Little Red Riding Hood)
  8. Black As Ink- Scandinavia: The Twentieth Century (retelling of Swan Lake)
  9. Beauty- Earth: The Future (retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

References[edit]

  • Nickerson, Susan L. "Red as Blood (Book)." Library Journal 108.2 (15 Jan. 1983): 147.