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The Complete Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. The Complete Fairy Tales brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination." The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: fairies good and wicked, and children journeying into unsettling dreamworlds or undertaking life-risking labours. But though they allude to familiar tales such as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Jack the Giant-Killer," MacDonalds stories are profoundly experimental and subversive. By questioning the concept that a childhood associated with purity innocence, and fairy-tale "wonder" ought to be segregated from adult skepticism and disbelief, they invite adult readers to adopt the same elasticity and open-mindedness that come so naturally to a child. Enlisting paradox, play, and nonsense much like Lewis Carrolls Alice books, these fictions challenge us to question and rethink our assumptions, and offer an elusive yet meaningful alternative order to dubious certitudes of everyday life.

Synopsis:

This volume brings together all eleven of McDonald's fairy stories as well as his essay The Fantastic Imagination. The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxi-xxiii).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Texts

The Fantastic Imagination From ADELA CATHCART The Light Princess

The Shadows

The Giant's Heart

From DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES Cross Purposes

The Golden Key

From AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND Little Daylight

Nanny's Dream

Diamond's Dream

LATER TALES The Carasoyn

The Wise Woman, or The Lost Princess: A Double Story

The History of Photogen and Nycteris: A Day and Night Mährchen

Explanatory Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437379
Editor:
Knoepflmacher, U. C.
Author:
Knoepflmacher, U. C.
Author:
MacDonald, George
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Scotland.
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.70x5.28x.68 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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