the first time i read the bloody chamber was like a religious experience !!! and then i realised i was basically mis-sold every other fairy tale i ever read tbh
i know right! once upon a time fairy tales were for people of all ages, and it’s only in the last century that such tales have been deemed fit for only children. it’s such a shame that so many of them are stripped of much of their original complexity, sensuality, and the power to frighten & delight.