The Classic Fairy Tales (Paperback)

By Maria M. Tatar (Editor)
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This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and sophisticated literary rescriptings. Also reprinted are tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. "Criticism" gathers twelve essays that interpret aspects of fairy tales, including their social origins, historical evolution, psychological drama, gender issues, and national identities. A Selected Bibliography is included.

About the Author

Tatar is Professor of German Literature at Harvard University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393972771
ISBN-10: 0393972771
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1998
Pages: 416
Language: English