David’s become obsessed with Cinderella for some reason, so naturally I had to go look up some history on the Internet.

Naturally, there’s a Wikipedia entry. And an article in Snopes explaining there were never any fur slippers.

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the “original story”, but are they referring to Perrault in the 17th C (slipper doesn’t fit the sisters, they are married to lords of the court) or Grimm in the 19th C (sisters cut off parts of their own feet, birds pluck their eyes out)?

Here’s some more early versions. And an annotated one.