Happily Ever After? #9: Violent Fairy Tales
Maria Tartar, Harvard University
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It's curious that the fairy tales we know today, are evolutions of folk tales that sound less like bedtime stories and more like dark fantasies of sex and violence. So this week, we head back to the 19th century, when fairy tales were at their most macabre, to look at these original versions and the men who collected them.
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