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The Light Princess: And Other Fairy Tales (Classic Reprint)

The Light Princess: And Other Fairy Tales (Classic Reprint)

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by George MacDonald
     
 

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That we have in English no word corresponding to the German Mahrchen, drives us to use the word Fairytale, regardless of the fact that the tale may have nothing to do with any sort of fairy. The old use of the word Fairy, by Spenser at least, might, however, well be adduced, were justification or excuse

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Excerpt from The Light Princess: And Other Fairy Tales

That we have in English no word corresponding to the German Mahrchen, drives us to use the word Fairytale, regardless of the fact that the tale may have nothing to do with any sort of fairy. The old use of the word Fairy, by Spenser at least, might, however, well be adduced, were justification or excuse necessary where need must.

Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale; then read this and that as well, and you will see what is a fairytale. Were I further begged to describe the fairytale, or define what it is, I would make answer, that I should as soon think of describing the abstract human face, or stating what must go to constitute a human being. A fairytale is just a fairytale, as a face is just a face; and of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful.

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ISBN-13:
9781331676997
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/18/2015
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
883,433
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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light princess, and other fairy tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book of fairy tales from Macdonald. Loved it!