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Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated by Marian Roalfe Cox

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345 Variants
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Roalfe Cox

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Grundtvig, S., Unpublished Collection. (From Vendsyssel, Jutland. Written down by Mr. N. Christensen, student.)

(Pussel in the Skin-gown).


Unnatural Father-- Countertasks--Magic dresses--Heroine disguise (skin-gown)--Heroine flight--Menial heroine (kitchen maid)--Meeting-place (church)--Threefold flight--Lost shoe--Happy marriage.


(1) Queen dies. King wants to marry his own daughter, who demands first three dresses one like the flowers of the field; one like gold and diamonds, and one like the sun, moon, and stars.-- (2) During king's absence, she sews up a skin dress for herself and when he returns and gives her the three dresses, she makes her escape.-- (3) She takes a situation as kitchen-maid in the castle; goes thrice to church in her magnificent dresses.-- (4) The last time king's son obtains her golden shoe, and afterwards takes for his bride the girl who was called "Pussel in the Skin-dress".

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.

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