These Eerie 'Cinderella' Illustrations Give New Life To The Fairytale

Cinderella isn't the nice, blonde girl you remember from childhood.

In a new edition of the classic fairytale, titled "Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper," author Charles Perrault takes on the story of the who girl who marries a prince after being scorned by her stepmother.

Don't expect bluebirds and sunshine from illustrator Camille Rose Garcia, however.

Her snake-eyed stepsisters and cobwebbed backdrops bring a gruesome note to the sometimes-cloying narrative of justice administered and happiness found.

And let's not forget there was nothing cheerful about the original Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, in which her sisters chop their heels and toes off in order to squeeze into the glass slipper.

For the full set of illustrations, visit HarperCollins Publishers.

Cinderella readies her oozing stepsisters for the ball.

She cries an oil spill's worth of black tears.

The pumpkin carriage looks a little less glamorous than you might remember.

There's no dashing prince here, only a predatory wolf.

Don't get lost in the forest, Cinderella. You might not make it out alive.

Citations: New Cinderella Illustrations Give The Fairy Tale A Darker Edge (Huffington Post )