The Classic Fairy Tales

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Genre : Fairy tales
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ISBN : 0393289796
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Examines the genre, cultural implications, and critical history of six classic fairy tales and presents twelve essays on the social origins and issues of gender and national identity present in many of these children's stories. Also explores tales by Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Oscar Wilde, Charles Perrault, Joseph Jacobs, Margaret Atwood, James Thurber, Roald Dahl, et al.


The Classic Fairy Tales Second International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

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Author by Maria Tatar
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9780393643312
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File Pages : 368
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“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.


Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

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Author by Maria Tatar
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780393051636
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Not since Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment has there been such an illuminating contribution to the world of children's fairy tales. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales is a remarkable treasure trove, a work that celebrates the best-loved tales of childhood and presents them through the vision of Maria Tatar, a leading authority in the field of folklore and children's literature. Into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood, up the beanstalk with Jack, and down through the depths of the ocean with the Little Mermaid, this volume takes us through many of the familiar paths of our folkloric heritage. Gathering together twenty-five of our most cherished fairy tales, including enduring classics like "Beauty and the Beast," "Jack and the Beanstalk," " ," and "Bluebead," Tatar expertly guides readers through the stories, exploring their historical origins, their cultural complexities, and their psychological effects. Offering new translations of the non-English stories by the likes of Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, or Charles Perrault, Tatar captures the rhythms of oral storytelling and, with an extraordinary collection of over 300 often rare, mostly four-color paintings and drawings by celebrated illustrators such as Gustave Doré, George Cruikshank, and Maxfield Parrish, she expands our literary and visual sensibilities. As Tatar shows, few of us are aware of how profoundly fairy tales have influenced our culture. Disseminated across a wide variety of historical and contemporary media ranging from opera and drama to cinema and advertising, they constitute a vital part of our storytelling capital. What has kept them alive over the centuries is exactly what keeps life pulsing with vitality and variety: anxieties, fears, desires, romance, passion, and love. Up close and personal, fairy tales tell us about the quest for romance and riches, for power and privilege, and, most importantly, they show us a way out of the woods back to the safety and security of home. Challenging the notion that fairy tales should be read for their moral values and used to make good citizens of little children, Tatar demonstrates throughout how fairy tales can be seen as models for navigating reality, helping children to develop the wit and courage needed to survive in a world ruled by adults. This volume seeks to reclaim this powerful cultural legacy, presenting the stories that we all think we know while at the same time providing the historical contexts that unlock the mysteries of the tales. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales is a volume that will rank as one of the finest fairy tale collections in many decades, a provocative and original work to be treasured by students, parents, and children.


The Classic Fairy Tales

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Author by Maria Tatar
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : W. W. Norton
ISBN : 0393602974
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File Pages : 304
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The Classic Fairy Tales

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Author by Iona Archibald Opie
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195202198
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 348
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Presents the texts of 24 well-known fairy tales as they were first presented in English and summarizes the history of each tale, especially from the textual point of view.


Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Artisan Books
ISBN : 9781579656881
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File Pages : 71
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Award-winning artist Scott Gustafson, inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, re-tells and re-imagines some of our best known fairy tales through his inimitable illustrations in Classic Fairy Tales Vol I. The fixed layout ebook format retains the lavishly illustrated spreads from his Classic Fairy Tales printed book (over 190,000 copies sold). These fabulously retold family favorites can be read aloud or enjoyed through the dramatic word-for-word narration by actress Ann Twomey. With over 70 pages of masterful storytelling and magical full color paintings, formatted for ease of use on your e-reader device, this ebook will quickly become a family favorite.


Fairy Tales

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Author by Berlie Doherty
Genre : Children's stories, English
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ISBN : 0744598818
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File Pages : 32
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This pack contains ten illustrated retellings of classic fairy tales. Stories such as Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel are included.


The Land Of Stories A Treasury Of Classic Fairy Tales

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Author by Chris Colfer
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780316432924
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 336
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-color companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell--a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!


Classic Fairy Tales Vol 2

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Artisan Books
ISBN : 9781579656904
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File Pages : 71
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Award-winning artist Scott Gustafson, inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, continues his re-telling of best loved fairy tales in Volume II of this ebook collection of classics. The fixed layout ebook format retains the lavishly illustrated spreads from his Classic Fairy Tales printed book. These fabulously retold family favorites can be read aloud or enjoyed through the dramatic word-for-word narration by actress Ann Twomey. With over 70 pages of masterful storytelling and magical full color paintings, formatted for ease of use on your e-reader device, this ebook will quickly become a family favorite.


Michael Foreman S Classic Fairy Tales

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Author by Michael Foreman
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Pavilion Children's
ISBN : 1843652676
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 168
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Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Michael Foreman blends humour, sadness and romance in these irresistible retellings of classic stories that children will return to again and again. Dreamlike castles, mystical forests, inspiring heroes and terrifying villains are all brought to life in stunning watercolour illustrations full of vivid detail and enchantment. From the masterful cunning of 'Puss in Boots', to the hilarious 'Three Little Pigs', and the beauty and charm of 'Cinderella' - there is a story here for everyone. This is a timeless book of magic and adventure to be treasured by all ages. It contains classic stories such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Jack the Giant Killer', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Snow White', 'The Emperor's New Clothes' and 'Thumbelina'.