Her next book, a horror novel based on the Bluebeard legend, promises to do likewise.
Then Bluebeard invited the widow and her daughters to spend a week with him, and many of their neighbours he also invited.
The other passengers she had absorbed; the seat behind her was her Bluebeard's chamber.
"You are just like Bluebeard's wife," began Rudolf, but Peter—as was his way—paid no attention to either of them.
The other was a sailor's song, on the capture of the famous "Teach," or "Bluebeard," the pirate.
Bluebeard visited their house, and at length proposed to Fatima, was accepted by her, and they were married with great splendour.
The black Arab keeper was told to stir up the great beast, Bluebeard.
Bluebeard, though a bad husband, is supposed to have been fond of his last wife.
People will talk, you know, and it did look as though he were a sort of Bluebeard.
Things like this 'Bluebeard's Chamber' of his—that isn't like the Rupert we knew.
British Dictionary definitions for Bluebeard Expand
a villain in European folk tales who marries several wives and murders them in turn. In many versions the seventh and last wife escapes the fate of the others
a man who has had several wives
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Bluebeard in Culture Expand
A fairy tale character from the Charles Perrault collection. The character is a monstrous villain who marries seven women in turn and warns them not to look behind a certain door of his castle. Inside the room are the corpses of his former wives. Bluebeard kills six wives for their disobedience before one passes his test.
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