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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780393051636
Author(s): M. Tatar
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2002
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Dimensions: 224 x 254 x 41 (w x l x h)
Pages: 448
Series: Annotated Books

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"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 Dor, 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 c Please click here to ask a question
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