ISBN-10:
1578069599
ISBN-13:
9781578069590
Pub. Date:
08/01/2007
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Tales

Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Tales

by William Bernard McCarthy
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Overview

For years many folklorists have denied the possibility of a truly American folk or fairy tale. They have argued that the tales found in the United States are watered-down derivatives of European fare. With this gathering, William Bernard McCarthy compiles evidence strongly to the contrary.

Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Tales represents these tales as they have been told in the United States from Revolutionary days until the present. To capture this richness, tales are grouped in chapters that represent regional and ethnic groups, including Iberian, French, German, British, Irish, other European, African American, and Native American. These tales are drawn from published collections, journals, and archives, and from fieldwork by McCarthy and his colleagues.

Created along the nationalist model of the Brothers Grimm yet as diverse in its voices and themes as the nation it represents, Cinderella in America shows these tales truly merit the designation American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578069590
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

William Bernard McCarthy is professor emeritus of English at Pennsylvania State University. His previous books are The Ballad Matrix: Personality, Milieu, and the Oral Tradition and Jack in Two Worlds: Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers.

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