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Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (94 Edition)

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The stories of magic and transformation that we call fairy tales are one of the oldest known forms of literature, and also one of the most popular and enduring. While most people think of the fairy tale as having come into existence almost magically long ago, they are in fact still being created. And while they are principally directed to children and have child protagonists, these modern fairy tales, like the classics, have messages to those of all ages. In The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, editor Alison Lurie collects such modern stories of the late nineteenth century up to the present. Here are trolls and princesses, magic and mayhem, morals to be told and lessons to be learned--all the elements of the classic fairy tale, in new and marvelous stories. Including the works of Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George MacDonald, Mary De Morgan, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joan Aiken, Carl Sandburg, Angela Carter, James Thurber, Louise Erdrich, and many more, here is a treasury of tales that, though set in an unreal and irrelevant universe, have much to tell us about the real world in which we live.

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A collection of fairy tales, some moral, some satirical, some bizarre, reflecting the popularity and scope of this enduring and versatile genre. With tales written by figures as diverse as Charles Dickens and Ursula Le Guin, this adult anthology should appeal to the child within.

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'The stories of magic and transformation that we call fairy tales are one of the oldest known forms of literature, and also one of the most popular and enduring. While most people think of the fairy tale as having come into existence almost magically long ago, they are in fact still being

created. And while they are principally directed to children and have child protagonists, these modern fairy tales, like the classics, have messages to those of all ages. In The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, editor Alison Lurie collects such modern stories of the late nineteenth century up to

the present. Here are trolls and princesses, magic and mayhem, morals to be told and lessons to be learned--all the elements of the classic fairy tale, in new and marvelous stories. Including the works of Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George MacDonald, Mary De Morgan, H.G. Wells, Robert

Louis Stevenson, Joan Aiken, Carl Sandburg, Angela Carter, James Thurber, Louise Erdrich, and many more, here is a treasury of tales that, though set in an unreal and irrelevant universe, have much to tell us about the real world in which we live.'

About the Author

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature at Cornell University, where she also teaches folklore and children's literature. She is the author of eight novels, including The War Between the Tates, Foreign Affairs, and The Truth About Lorin Jones. She has published a collection of essays on children's literature, Don't Tell the Grown-Ups, a book on the semiotics of dress, The Language of Clothes, and three collections of traditional folktales.

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Uncle David's Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies (1839), Catherine Sinclair

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Amara_starleaf, December 2, 2007 (view all comments by Amara_starleaf)
Anyone who loves folklore and fairytales will ADORE this collection of tales. Some are funny or romantic, while others border on bizzare. Within this treasury there is sure to be a story for anyone. A real page turner that is sure to put a smile upon anyones face.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803832
Editor:
Lurie, Alison
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Lurie, Alison
Author:
Lurie, Alison
Author:
null, Alison
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology and Folklore
Subject:
Literature/English | Mythology & Folklore
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Oxford books of prose
Series Volume:
107-201.
Publication Date:
20030515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 x 1 in 0.681 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of fairy tales, some moral, some satirical, some bizarre, reflecting the popularity and scope of this enduring and versatile genre. With tales written by figures as diverse as Charles Dickens and Ursula Le Guin, this adult anthology should appeal to the child within.
"Synopsis" by , 'The stories of magic and transformation that we call fairy tales are one of the oldest known forms of literature, and also one of the most popular and enduring. While most people think of the fairy tale as having come into existence almost magically long ago, they are in fact still being

created. And while they are principally directed to children and have child protagonists, these modern fairy tales, like the classics, have messages to those of all ages. In The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, editor Alison Lurie collects such modern stories of the late nineteenth century up to

the present. Here are trolls and princesses, magic and mayhem, morals to be told and lessons to be learned--all the elements of the classic fairy tale, in new and marvelous stories. Including the works of Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George MacDonald, Mary De Morgan, H.G. Wells, Robert

Louis Stevenson, Joan Aiken, Carl Sandburg, Angela Carter, James Thurber, Louise Erdrich, and many more, here is a treasury of tales that, though set in an unreal and irrelevant universe, have much to tell us about the real world in which we live.'

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