The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm

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The first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition is indispensable for students of fairy tales.
The tales—116 in all—are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre’s reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts.
"Criticism" includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, ...
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The first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition is indispensable for students of fairy tales.
The tales—116 in all—are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre’s reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts.
"Criticism" includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, Benedetto Croce, Lewis Seifert, Patricia Hannon, Harry Velten, Siegfried Neumann, and Jack Zipes.
Brief biographies of the storytellers and a Selected Bibliography are included.
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Editorial Reviews

This collection of tales is organized into 38 themes, including clever thieves, dangerous sirens, faithful servants, magic helpers, taming of shrews, lucky bumpkins, bloodthirsty husbands, and the beast as bridegroom. Fairy writers in addition to those mentioned in the subtitle include Charlotte-Rose de la Force, Charles Perrault, Jean de Mailly, and Eustache Le Noble. Seven critical articles by Zipes, Benedetto Croce and others, concentrate mostly on the Grimms, Perrault, Basile, and Straparola. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393976366
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2000
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 333,802
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Zipes (Ph.D. Columbia University) is a Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work on children’s literature, he is an award-winning storyteller in public schools and has worked with various children’s theaters. His major publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry (1997), Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale (1994), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988), and Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization (1983).
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Table of Contents

A Note on the Illustrations
The Texts of the Great Fairy Tale Tradition 1
Clever Thieves 3
Cassandrino the Thief 4
The Master Thief 9
Swindled Swindlers 15
The Priest Scarpacifico 15
Little Farmer 21
Incestuous Fathers 26
Tebaldo 27
The Bear 33
Donkey-Skin 38
All Fur 47
Beastly Born Heroes 51
The Pig Prince 51
The Wild Boar 57
The Pig King 82
Hans My Hedgehog 96
The Wishes of Fools 100
Pietro the Fool 101
Peruonto 106
The Dolpohin 113
Simple Hans 136
Dangerous Sirens 138
Fortunio and the Siren 138
Fortunio 145
The Nixie in the Pond 155
Disguised Heroes 159
Constanza/Constanzo 159
The Three Crowns 167
Belle-Belle; or, The Chevalier Fortune 174
The Savage 205
Envious Sisters 220
Ancilotto, King of Provino 220
Princess Belle-Etoile and Prince Cheri 229
The Bird of Truth 264
The Jealous Sisters and Their Cadette 270
The Three Little Birds 302
Wild Men 306
Guerrino and the Wild Man 307
Prince Guerini 316
The Wild Man 323
Iron Hans 326
Iron Hans 329
Competitive Brothers 335
Three Brothers Who Become Wealthy Wandering the World 336
The Three Brothers 337
The Five Sons 339
The Four Skillful Brothers 342
Triumphant Apprentices 347
Maestro Lattantio and His Apprentice Dionigi 347
The Apprentice Magician 353
The Thief and His Master 359
Brotherly Love 361
Cesarino, the Dragon Slayer 361
The Merchant 366
The Two Brothers 374
Shrewd Cats 390
Constantino Fortunato 390
Cagliuso 394
The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots 397
Puss in Boots 402
Virtuous Queens 406
Biancabella and the Snake 406
Blanche Belle 415
Magic Helpers 421
The Ogre 421
The Magic Table, the Golden Donkey, and the Club in the Sack 427
Foolish Peasants 435
Vardiello 435
Freddy and Katy 439
The Revenge and Reward of Neclected Dauchters 444
The Cat Cinderella 445
Cinderella; or, The Glass Slipper 449
Finette Cendron 454
Cinderella 468
The Power of Love 474
Petrosinella 475
Persinette 479
Rapunzel 484
Rapunzel 489
Terrible Curses and Lucky Princes 492
The Dove 492
The Two Kings' Children 500
The Father's Betrayal 506
Dionigia and the King of England 507
The Maiden Without Hands 512
The Maiden Without Hands 519
The Art of Good Conduct 524
Sapia Liccarda 524
The Discreet Princess; or, The Adventures of Finette 528
Rewards and Punishments for Good and Bad Girls 543
The Three Fairies 544
The Enchantments of Eloquence; or, The Effect of Sweetness 550
The Fairies 564
Aurore and Aimee 567
Mother Holle 572
Magical Transformations 575
The Three Animal Kings 575
The Castle of the Golden Sun 580
The Crystal Ball 581
The Fate of Spinning 584
The Seven Pieces of Bacon Rind 585
Ricdin-Ricdon 588
Rumpelstiltskin 625
The Three Spinners 628
The Lazy Spinner 630
Good at Heart and Ugly as Sin 632
The Two Cakes 632
The White Bride and the Black Bride 637
Faithful Sisters 641
The Seven Doves 641
The Twelve Brothers 650
Faithful Servants 654
The Raven 654
Faithful Johannes 662
The Taming of Shrews 668
Pride Punished 669
King Thrushbeard 673
Lucky Bumpkins 678
The Goose 678
The Golden Goose 681
The Fruitful Sleep 684
Sun, Moon, and Talia 685
Sleeping Beauty 688
Brier Rose 696
Abandoned Children 699
Ninnillo and Nennella 700
Little Thumbling 704
Hansel and Gretel 711
Inconvenient Marriages 717
Riquet with the Tuft 717
Riquet with the Tuft 722
Spirituel and Astre 727
Bloodthirsty Husbands 731
Bluebeard 732
Bluebeard 736
The Robber Bridegroom 738
Fitcher's Bird 741
Dangerous Wolves and Naive Girls 744
Little Red Riding Hood 745
Little Red Cap 747
Love Conquers All 751
The Orange Tree and the Bee 751
Okerlo 770
Compassionate Sisters and Ungrateful Demons 772
The Ungrateful Dwarf 772
Snow White and Rose Red 774
The Redeemer 779
The Three Princes 779
The Queen Bee 785
The Beast as Bridegroom 787
The Ram 789
Princess Zeineb and King Leopard 800
Beauty and the Beast 805
The Singing, Springing Lark 816
Author Biographies 821
Criticism 843
Cross-Cultural Connections and the Contamination of the Classical Fairy Tale 845
The Mysterious Giovan Francesco Straparola, Founding Father of the Fairy Tale 869
The Fantastic Accomplishment of Giambattista Basile and His Tale of Tales 879
The Marvelous in Context: The Place of the Contes de Fees in Late Seventeenth-Century France 902
Corps cadavres: Heroes and Heroines in the Tales of Perrault 933
The Influence of Charles Perrault's Contes de ma Mere L'oie on German Folklore 958
The Brothers Grimm as Collectors and Editors of German Folktales 969
Selected Bibliography 981
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2001

    Do you like Fairy Tales?

    This is a great book full of mysterious, enchanting, and well...Grimm fairy tales. The book includes stories like 'Donkey-Skin,' 'The Two Brothers,' and also 'Beauty and the Beast.' This book contains wonderful stories from Straopla and Basile, and also includes humerous, but almost gross stories by the Brothers Grimm.

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