BOOK: Rodzanovskaya A.A. Neil Gaiman’s “Snow, Glass, Apples”

BOOK: Rodzanovskaya A.A. Neil Gaiman’s “Snow, Glass, Apples” - COVER

Published: Rodzanovskaya A.A. Neil Gaiman’s “Snow, Glass, Apples”: How the “Snow White” Fairy Tale Turned into Bloody and Gloomy Dark Fantasy Story. Мoscow: Publisher A.V. Vorobyev, 2020. — 108 p.

ISBN 978–5–93883–419–4

This degree essay, written by Alexandra Rodzanovskaya, University of Hertfordshire’s BA (Honours) Illustration student, aims to research Neil Gaiman’s story, “Snow, Glass, Apples”, where he re-interpreted world well-known fairytale, understand which elements of the original tale prompted him to remake “Snow White” into an adult dark fantasy story and examine the methods by which he achieved it. The essay will also consider the controversial elements of the original tale, try to explain the bases on which Gaiman built a new narrative and explore how he managed to breathe life into the old fairy tale, leaving its familiar origin. Additionally, this essay looks into Colleen Doran’s visual adaptation of the story, presented in a form of a graphic novel. To sum up, the author touches a bigger question: why the phenomenon of fairy tales’ dark versions yet remains attractive for the audience throughout the ages.

With the assistance of the Technology Foundation //

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