Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

This bibliography was created by Sharon Hoover and Melissa Ryan. They know that the existing work, though large, is incomplete, and they invite interested scholars, readers, and students to submit new works to the bibliography. To do so, please contact the editor of the Willa Cather Archive at . Any resource that attempts to be comprehensive depends upon a community of scholars, readers, and other interested parties.

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Perrault, Charles

  1. Author: Perrault, Charles
    Title: "La Barbe Bleue"
    Date: 1697
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In "Eleanor's House," Harriet Westfield recalls "the door of the chamber"--the door that Bluebeard tells his current wife not to open--when she thinks of what will be required of Harold Forscythe's second wife. In "The Treasure of Far Island, "Douglass Burnham quotes from the story of Bluebeard when his mother forbids him to open the refrigerator.
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 97; 269


  2. Author: Perrault, Charles
    Title: "La Belle au Bois Dormant"
    Date: 1697
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In "The Treasure of Far Island," Douglass Burnham asks Margie Van Dyck if she were playing the sleeping beauty, and in My Mortal Enemy I, Nellie Birdseye likens Driscoll's garden to the "Sleeping Beauty's palace."
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 273; My Mortal Enemy Part I, Chap. 2


  3. Author: Perrault, Charles
    Title: "La Petite Chaperone Rouge"
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In The Song of the Lark, when Dr. Archie sees Thea Kronborg on stage after many years of her musical career, he feels that the Thea he knew has been "devoured," just as Little Red Ridinghood had by the wolf.
    Note Source: The Song of the Lark Book VI, chap. 4