The snake-charmer's wife in Genesis Rabbah, or bluebeard begins -- Charles Dickens and captain murderer -- Mr. Thackeray's closet -- Miss Thackeray's uses of enchantment -- The infernal desire machines in Anne Thackeray Ritchie's Bluebeard's Keys and Angela Carter's "The bloody chamber" -- The bluebeard syndrome in Margaret Atwood's Lady oracle: fear and femininity -- The party consciousness: when texts get together in Margaret Atwood's "Bluebeard's egg."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
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