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People/Characters: Bluebeard

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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Bluebeard's Castle [libretto] by Bela Balazs
The Classic Fairy Tales by Iona Opie
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] by Maria Tatar
Darklords by Andria Hayday
Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women by Nancy Madore
Fables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham'Bridekiller,' a dead villain
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Fables, Vol. 3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book One by Bill Willingham
Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Two by Bill Willingham
Fables: The Last Castle by Bill Willingham
Fifth Wife of Bluebeard by Olivia Leigh
Flesh and Blood: The History of the Cannibal Complex by Reay Tannahill
The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm [Norton Critical Edition] by Jack Zipes
Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories by Ray Russell
Murder Hooks a Mermaid by Christy FifieldParrot
Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
The Seven Wives of Bluebeard {story} by Anatole France
The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales by Charles Perrault
Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture by Jack Zipes
Tales from the Hood by Michael Buckley
Tigger on the Couch: The Neuroses, Psychoses, Disorders and Maladies of Our Favourite Children's Characters by Laura James
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
Verdigris by Paul Magrs

Character description

1) "Bluebeard" (French: La Barbe bleue) is a French literary folktale, the most famous surviving version of which was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin in Paris in January 1697 in Histoires ou Contes du temps passé. The tale tells the story of a violent nobleman in the habit of murdering his wives and the attempts of one wife to avoid the fate of her predecessors. Gilles de Rais, a 15th-century aristocrat and prolific serial killer, has been suggested as the source for the character of Bluebeard, as has Conomor the Accursed, an early Breton king. "The White Dove", "Mister Fox" and "Fitcher's Bird" are tales similar to "Bluebeard"

2) In the Haunted Souvenir Shop series, Bluebeard is a very difficult and foul-mouthed parrot.

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