[Bluebeard's wife]

Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915)

Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans

1898 ed., but originally published by Routledge in 1873

Bluebeard, p. 2

A month after the wedding, Bluebeard takes a trip, leaving his wife to enjoy the splendours of his mansion with her friends, but warning her not to use that one special key. Of course, while her friends admire Bluebeard's riches, she is tempted, just as Eve was tempted by the snake to eat the forbidden apple (the scene is shown in the background).

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