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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.


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

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

The Texts of The Classic Fairy Tales 1

Instructions Neil Gaiman 3

Introduction: Little Red Riding Hood 5

The Story of Grandmother 14

Little Red Riding Hood Charles Perrault 16

Little Red Cap Brothers Grimm 18

The False Grandmother Italo Calvino 21

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf Roald Dahl 23

The Three Little Pigs Roald Dahl 24

The Tale of the Tiger Woman 26

Tsélané and the Marimo 28

Introduction: Beauty and the Beast 30

Beauty and the Beast Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont 39

The Pig King Giovan Francesco Straparola 50

The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich Brothers Grimm 55

The Tiger's Bride Angela Carter 58

Urashima the Fisherman 74

The Enchanted Frog 77

The Swan Maiden 79

Chonguita 80

The Dog Bride 82

Introduction: Snow White 84

The Young Slave Giambattista Basile 92

Snow White Brothers Grimm 95

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Anne Sexton 102

Snow, Glass, Apples Neil Gaiman 106

Introduction: Sleeping Beauty 117

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood Charles Perrault 123

Briar Rose Brothers Grimm 130

Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane Gabriel Garcia Márquez 133

The Sleeping Beauty Wilfred Owen 138

Introduction: Cinderella 139

Rhodopis 145


Cinderella 148

Cinderella 153

Donkeyskin Charles Perrault 154

The Three Gowns 162

Catskin Joseph Jacobs 166

The Story of the Black Cow 169

[Cinderella] Lin Lan 171

The Princess in the Suit of Leather 175

Introduction: Bluebeard 182

Bluebeard Charles Perrault 188

Pitcher's Bird Brothers Grimm 193

The Robber Bridegroom Brothers Grimm 196

Mr. Fox Joseph Jacobs 199

Mr. Bluebeard 201

The Forbidden Room 203

Mast-Truan 204

Bluebeard's Egg Margaret Atwood 205

Bluebeard Edna St. Vincent Millay 228

Introduction: Tricksters 229

Hansel and Grelel Brothers Grimm 236

Fulano de Tal and His Children 242

The Juniper Tree Brothers Grimm 245

The Rose-Tree Joseph Jacobs 252

The Singing Bones 254

Little Thumbling Charles Perrault 255

Vasilisa the Fair Alexander Afanasev 263

Momotaro, or the Peach Boy 270

Jack and the Beanstalk Joseph Jacobs 272

Introduction: Hans Christian Andersen 278

The Little Mermaid 283

The Little Match Girl 301

The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf 303

The Red Shoes 309

The Emperor's New Clothes 314

The Nightingale 318

Introduction: Oscar Wilde 326

The Selfish Giant 331

The Happy Prince 334

The Nightingale and the Rose 341

Criticism 347

The Fairy Tale Moves on Its Own in Time Ernst Bloch 349

From Better Castles in the Sky at the Country Fair and Circus, in Fairy Tales and Colportage 351

From The Storyteller: Reflections on the Works of Nikolai Leskov Walter Benjamin 356

Peasants Tell Tales: The Meaning of Mother Goose Robert Darnton 363

Abstract Style Max Lüthi 375

[Snow White and Her Wicked Stepmother] Sandra M. Gilbert Susan Gubar 387

From To Spin a Yarn: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Talc Karen E. Rowe 393

From The Old Wives' Tale Marina Warner 405

Breaking the Disney Spell Jack Zipes 414

From Yours, Mine, or Ours? Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and the Ownership of Fairy Tales Donald Haase 435

From Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales Maria Tatar 446

From Slipping the Trap of Appetite Lewis Hyde 456

From Female Tricksters as Double Agents Maria Tatar 459

From The Fairy-Tale Web Cristina Bacchilega 468

From Magical Illusion: Fairy-Talc Film Jessica Tiffin 481

From The Types of International Folktales Hans-Jörg Uther 491

From Folklore and Literature Vladimir Propp 498

From Morphology of the Folktale 502

Valediction Maria Tatar 508

Selected Bibliography 509

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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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