Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sleeping Beauty: In literature

Sleeping Beauty (1830) and The Day-Dream (1842), two poems based on Sleeping Beauty by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The Rose and the Ring (1854), a satirical fantasy by William Makepeace Thackeray.

The Sleeping Beauty (1919), a poem by Mary Carolyn Davies about a failed hero who did not waken the princess, but died in the enchanted briars surrounding her palace.

The Sleeping Beauty (1920), a retelling of the fairy tale by Charles Evans, with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) (1971), a poem by Anne Sexton in her collection Transformations (1971), in which she re-envisions sixteen of the Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The Sleeping Beauty Quartet (1983-2015), four erotic novels written by Anne Rice under the pen name A.N. Roquelaure, set in a medieval fantasy world and loosely based on the fairy tale.

Beauty (1992), a novel by Sheri S. Tepper.

Briar Rose (1992), a novel by Jane Yolen.

Enchantment (1999), a novel by Orson Scott Card based on the Russian version of Sleeping Beauty.

Spindle's End (2000), a novel by Robin McKinley.

Clementine (2001), a novel by Sophie Masson.

A Kiss in Time (2009), a novel by Alex Flinn.

The Sleeper and the Spindle (2012), a novel by Neil Gaiman.

The Gates of Sleep (2012), a novel by Mercedes Lackey from the Elemental Masters series set in Edwardian England.

Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took the Really Long Nap (2018), a novel by Wendy Mass and the second book in the Twice Upon a Time series features a princess named Rose who pricks her finger and falls asleep for 100 years.

The Sleepless Beauty (2019), a novel by Rajesh Talwar setting the story in a small kingdom in the Himalayas.

Lava Red Feather Blue (2021), a novel by Molly Ringle involving a male/male twist on the Sleeping Beauty story.

Malice (2021), a novel by Heather Walter told by the Maleficent character's (Alyce's) POV and involving a woman/woman love story. 

Misrule (2022), a novel by Heather Walter and sequel to Malice. 

Illustration to Tennyson's 1830 poem, Sleeping Beauty

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