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The Classic Fairy Tales

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Everyone has at one time been inspired or enchanted by fairy tales, with their evil witches, pure princesses, heroic princes, and happy endings. Yet over the years, most of these popular tales have undergone many transformations, as editors and storytellers have shortened and sentimentalized them, as well as slanted them to suit the demands of the time.

Now reissued, Iona and Peter Opie's magnificent The Classic Fairy Tales, presents twenty-four of the best-known fairy tales in their original written form. Drawing on years of expertise, the editors provide introductions to each fairy tale, tracing the development of each story and noting points of interest. We learn, for example, that in a 17th century version of "Sleeping Beauty", the prince actually raped the princess in her sleep. Goldilocks, it turns out, evolved from the little old woman of the original story into a young girl. Little Red Ridinghood was actually eaten by the wolf, and in an early version of the "Frog Prince," the princess had to sleep with the frog to free him from his spell.

With classic tales from the likes of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, and the works of such famous illustrators as Gustav Dore, Kate Greenaway, and George Cruikshank, The Classic Fairy Tales brings to life the charm and beauty of these timeless favorites.

Synopsis:

This volume contains twenty-four of the best known fairy tales in the English language, presented here in the exact words of their first English publication or of the earliest surviving text. Including "Sleeping Beauty," "Bluebeard," "Cinderella," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel," as well as many others, this collection provides a historical introduction for each tale and a general Introduction which traces the history of fairy tales collected in Asia and Europe long before they appeared in English.

About the Author

About the Authors:

Iona Opie and her late husband Peter wrote and edited many books together, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, The Singing Game, and Children's Games in Street and Playground>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195202199
comp.:
Opie, Iona Archibald,
joint comp.:
Opie, Peter,
Author:
Opie, Iona
Author:
Opie, Iona Archibald
Author:
Opie, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Storytelling
Subject:
Literature, English
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology and Folklore
Subject:
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology & Folklore
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 320-325.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19801131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 color and 105 b/w illus.
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
7.71x5.04x.88 in. .72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume contains twenty-four of the best known fairy tales in the English language, presented here in the exact words of their first English publication or of the earliest surviving text. Including "Sleeping Beauty," "Bluebeard," "Cinderella," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel," as well as many others, this collection provides a historical introduction for each tale and a general Introduction which traces the history of fairy tales collected in Asia and Europe long before they appeared in English.
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