Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

by Marina Warner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198779858
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 229,159
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marina Warner's award-winning studies of mythology and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights, From the Beast to the Blonde - on Fairy Tales and their Tellers, Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form, and No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock. Her Clarendon Lectures Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds were published in 2001. In 2015, she was awarded the Holberg Prize and in 2013, she was awarded a Sheykh Zayed Prize and the Truman Capote Award. She was awarded a CBE for services to Literature in 2008. She is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy.

Table of Contents

1. The Worlds of Faery: Far Away and Down Below
2. With a Stroke of Her Wand: Magic and Metamorphosis
3. Voices on the Page: Tales, Tellers, and Translators
4. Potato Soup: True Stories/Real Life
5. Childish Things: Pictures and Conversations
6. On the Couch: House Training the Id
7. In the Dock: Don't Bet on the Prince
8. Double Vision: The Dream of Reason
9. On Stage and Screen: States of Illusion

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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MsReaderCP More than 1 year ago
Warner does a thorough job of giving us a history of the fairy tale. She begins in the Prologue with a full definition of the fairy tale including all of its characteristics, then goes into the chapters breaking down these characteristics into even more detail. While doing this she discusses many different fairy tales, their meanings, and their authors. This may be one of the best things about the book as there are so many fairy tales that I discovered through this work. Warner’s work is detailed, interesting, and easy to understand. Recommended for any reader of fairy tales and be ready to add to your “to read” list! *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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