From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Anne Sexton

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The origins of "Cinderella" might trace as far back as a story from the first century BC, in which a prince goes searching for a princess armed only with her shoe. (Source.)

Anne Sexton worked for a time as a fashion model in Boston. (Source.)

The Disney version of "Cinderella" is based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, not the German version by the Grimms (hence the much less bloody outcome and the stronger-willed main character). (Source.)

There's an entire Brothers Grimm museum in Germany. (Source.)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...