10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid


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Author's Note: 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid

Before I researched this article, I have to admit that I'd never actually read any fairy tales, and that I really didn't know much about them. As a young child growing up in the 1960s, I was always more interested in science-fiction stories about rocket ships, moon bases and robots than fairies, elves, magic mirrors and wicked stepmothers. What little I knew came from the parodies of them, such as the "Fractured Fairy Tales" segment on "Rocky and Bulwinkle."

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