The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Harry Clarke illustration for Charles Perrault 'Little Red Riding Hood'

CENSORSHIP IN LITERATURE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood ended with both the little girl and her grandmother dead and no hunter to save them. The Grimm brothers softened the ending to suit their intention of entertainment rather than the moralizing of Perrault’s tales.