From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Gustave Doré's illustration for Cendrillon|
|Published in:||The Pentamerone (1634)
Mother Goose Tales (1697)
Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812)
Although both the story's title and the character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore "Cinderella" is the archetypal name. The word "cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of "Cinderella" continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media.