The World Treasury of Fairy Tales & Folklore: A Family Heirloom of Stories to Inspire & Entertain

The World Treasury of Fairy Tales & Folklore: A Family Heirloom of Stories to Inspire & Entertain

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The World Treasury of Fairy Tales & Folklore: A Family Heirloom of Stories to Inspire & Entertain by Joanna Gilar, Rose Williamson

Relive the magic of classic fairy tales in this beautifully illustrated edition.

For centuries fantastical stories of witches, giants, princesses, talking animals, and magical kingdoms have been passed from generation to generation. Many of the fairy tales we are most familiar with today have their roots in this oral tradition of storytelling.

The World Treasury of Fairy Tales and Folklore is a stunning collection of fairy tales organized by date of printing. From tales of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries (Little Red Riding Hood, Fair Goldilocks, Beauty and the Beast), to familiar tales collected by The Brothers Grimm in the 19th century (The Frog King, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Snow White), to some lesser-known tales and stories from outside Europe, this book showcases a broad range of examples from this extraordinary genre. Tales are compiled and introduced by leading academics in the field, adding to a deeper understanding of beloved stories. This beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales and folklore is an essential addition to all family libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577151272
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 357,939
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

William Gray is Professor of Literary History at the University of Chichester, UK; founder and director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy (SCFFF); and editor of the centre's journal, He has published on subjects such as fantasy, literature, philosophy, and theology, including books about C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dr. Joanna Gilar has a doctorate in fairy tales and ecological strorytelling from the University of Chichester, UK (SCFFF). She has spent many years teaching language and literature, and is also a poet and storyteller.
Rose Williamson has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is now studying at the SCFFF for her PhD — a historical and literary analysis of food details in fairy tails. She writes fairy-tale adaptations.

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