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Classic Fairy Tales (A Norton Critical Edition) (99 Edition)


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This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and sophisticated literary rescriptings. Also reprinted are tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. "Criticism" gathers twelve essays that interpret aspects of fairy tales, including their social origins, historical evolution, psychological drama, gender issues, and national identities. A Selected Bibliography is included.


Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.

About the Author

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Tatar, Maria M.
W. W. Norton & Company
Tatar, Maria
Tatar, Maria M.
New York :
History and criticism
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Fairy tales
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Children's Literature
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
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1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 389-394.
Norton Critical Edition
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College/higher education:
8.35x5.14x.80 in. .93 lbs.

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