Hi Sarah! I love your blog, and since you're so knowledgeable about fairy tales, I thought I'd ask you this. Do you know of any retellings of the Bluebeard legend beyond Angela Carter's THE BLOODY CHAMBER? I think it's such a fascinating story and so full of potential for adaptation and retelling, but I can't find many modern authors who have done so! Thanks so much!
Hi! Thanks so much! That’s a great question. The first that comes to mind is Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson, which is a retelling set in Mississippi. Then there’s Bluebeard’s Egg by Margaret Atwood and Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost, both of which I still want to read myself.
I actually have a retelling of this one in my queue, but I’ll have to wait to write it until I’m finished with The Iridia Series.