Synopses & Reviews
From Robert Brownings Pied Piper of Hamelin
and William Makepeace Thackerays Rose and the Ring
to Kenneth Grahames Reluctant Dragon
and J. M. Barries Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one–in the words of Laurence Houseman, author of the classic Rocking-Horse Land– “is an expression of the joy of living.”
Accompanied by the illustrations from the original editions of these works–by such celebrated Victorian artists as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Maxfield Parrish, and Arthur Rackham–this collection will delight readers both young and old.
About the Author
Michael Patrick Hearns books include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Annotated Christmas Carol, and The Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Book. He lives in New York City.