A Companion to the Fairy Tale

Author: Hilda Ellis Davidson,Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson,Anna Chaudhri

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Offers an excellent introduction to the work currently and historically being done on fairy tales by folk-lorists. MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Fairy Tale

Author: Andrew Teverson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134105770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6783

This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary form engages with the major ideological controversies that have shaped critical and creative approaches to fairy tales in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries demonstrates that the fairy tale is a highly metamorphic genre that has flourished in diverse media, including oral tradition, literature, film, and the visual arts.

The Fairy Tale Book

Author: Liz Scoggins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545134064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 6613

A collection of tales featuring scary giants and beautiful princesses, selected for their mysterious and magical qualities.

The Fairy Tale

Author: Steven Swann Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136753419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today. Jones Builds on the work of folklorist and critics to provide the student with a stunning, lucid overview of the genre and a solid understanding of its structure.

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 7634

Explores classical and modern fairy tales to argue that fairy tales are a mirror of human understanding and culture.


Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760556122

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4260

Fairytale is an enchanting rendering of a much-loved classic by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau modelled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the Countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web . . . A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America’s favourite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Author: Danielle Marie Roemer,Cristina Bacchilega

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

View: 8573

A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

Author: Michael Patrick Hearn

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307814157

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3511

From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Fairytale in the Ancient World

Author: Graham Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134560451

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3068

In this, the first modern study of the ancient fairytale, Graham Anderson asks whether the familiar children's fairytale of today existed in the ancient world. He examines texts from the classical period and finds many stories which resemble those we know today, including: * a Jewish Egyptian Cinderella * a Snow White whose enemy is the goddess Artemis * a Pied Piper at Troy. He puts forward many previously unsuspected candidates as classical variants of the modern fairytale and argues that the degree of violence and cruelty in the ancient tales means they must have been meant for adults.

Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143918

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6994

" Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationship to domination and oppression. Tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Rumplestiltskin have become part of our everyday culture and shapers of our identities. In this lively work, Jack Zipes explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century and examines the ideological relationship of classic fairy tales to domination and oppression in Western society. The fairy tale received its most "mythic" articulation in America. Consequently, Zipes sees Walt Disney's Snow White as an expression of American male individualism, film and literary interpretations of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz as critiques of American myths, and Robert Bly's Iron John as a misunderstanding of folklore and traditional fairy tales. This book will change forever the way we look at the fairy tales of our youth.

Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale

Author: Stephen Benson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 6130

Considers the profound influence of fairy tales on contemporary fiction, including the work of Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Salman Rushdie, and Jeanette Winterson.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Sisters Grimm, Book One

Author: Buckley, Michael

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 1725

In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called) - some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, itÆs up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.

Fairy Tale

Author: Jillian Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671001574

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3010

His crumbling castle attacked by the impertinent Marsali Hay, Duncan MacElgin, an infamous rebel leader, vows to exact revenge but instead falls in love with his lovely adversary in the wake of several surprising countermoves. Original.

Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953215X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5495

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have traveled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis and feminism. In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in all their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Drawing on a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White, Warner forms a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Fairy Tale Princesses Paper Dolls

Author: Eileen Rudisill Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486489906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1741

Reversible punch-out dolls depict four popular princesses — Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. Includes a royal wardrobe of costumes and accessories plus a play scene for enacting old and new adventures.

The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man

Author: Max Lüthi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253320995

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 2854

In this major work by the distinguished Swiss folklorist Max LA1/4thi, the traditional fairytale is examined from two related points of view, that of aesthetics and that of anthropology. LA1/4thi shows that fairytales are more than just a pleasing form; they present a particular way of looking at the world and at human existence. Thus, they must be evaluated in terms of what they say about man and the human condition. This exemplary study will be read with enjoyment and profit not only by the literary scholar and folklore professional but by any reader who has ever delighted in fairytales.


Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories - Issue 297

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 38

View: 9628

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 297 In this 297th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Indian fairy tale - “HOW THE RAJA'S SON WON THE PRINCESS LABAM” Rumour reaches the son of an Indian Raja of a beautiful princess whose magnificence is like no other throughout time. All that is known about her is that at night her beauty shines like the sun, but no-one can say exactly where she lives. The Prince decides that he must have her for a wife and sets off to find her. On his way he must cross deserts and pass through forests, each with their own dangers and challenges which he must overcome before he finds the elusive princess. Will the prince find the princess? How does he woo her and convince her to marry him, a complete stranger? And what of her father? Like many Raja’s any potential suitor must first pass a number of tests before the father will allow the suitor to set eyes upon his daughter? After overcoming the dangers and tests of the deserts and forests, will he lose his life pursing the hand of the princess? Download and read this story to find the answers to these and your questions and if the prince is able to overcome the hardships presented to him. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

The Great Fairy Tale Tradition

From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm : Texts, Criticism

Author: Jack David Zipes,Reviewer Series Editor Jack Zipes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393976366

Category: Fiction

Page: 991

View: 7236

The first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition isindispensable for students of fairy tales.