Classic Fairy Tales / Edition 1

Classic Fairy Tales / Edition 1

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by Maria Tatar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393972771

ISBN-13: 9780393972771

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.
This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella,"

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Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.
This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393972771
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
97,323
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Classic Fairy Tales 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book presents us with a criticisim of the fairy tales we have heard and read throughout our lives; from the original versions, to modern versions, to similar versions from non-western cultures. It analyses the images and the morals presented in the stories. It really takes the 'innocent' out of the stories. Definitively something to have on your bookshelf.
FANTASYFAN25 More than 1 year ago
Great anthology that gives you an idea of why fairy tales thrive today
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