“Remember, if you stay one instant after the last stroke of midnight, your carriage will become a pumpkin…while you yourself are ill appear just as humble as you did before.”
So goes the pronouncement of Cinderella’s fairy godmother as the ragged maiden, now magically transformed into a ravishing beauty, climbs into her magnificent coach and sets off for the prince’s ball. Telling after telling, age after age, this vision continues to thrill and enchant readers, for Cinderella has become a forever-loved story that will never grow old.
Luminous scenes, inspired by seventeenth and eighteenth-century France, are radiant and rich with astonishing detail. For all those who dream of fairy godmothers, lavish balls, and living happily ever after, here is a fantasy come true.