Annotated Classic Fairy Tales Cl

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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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 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.

Table of Contents

The Tales
Scenes of Storytellingp. 3
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Little Red Riding Hood"p. 17
Charles Perrault, "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper"p. 28
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Hansel and Gretel"p. 44
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, "Beauty and the Beast"p. 58
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Snow White"p. 79
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Sleeping Beauty"p. 95
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Rapunzel"p. 105
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich"p. 115
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Rumpelstiltskin"p. 123
Joseph Jacobs, "Jack and the Beanstalk"p. 131
Charles Perrault, "Bluebeard"p. 145
Philipp Otto Runge, "The Juniper Tree"p. 158
Alexander Afanasev, "Vasilisa the Fair"p. 172
Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe, "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"p. 186
Joseph Jacobs, "Molly Whuppie"p. 201
Joseph Jacobs, "The Story of the Three Little Pigs"p. 206
Charles Perrault, "Donkeyskin"p. 212
Joseph Jacobs, "Kate Crackernuts"p. 229
Charles Perrault, "Master Cat, or Puss in Boots"p. 234
Anonymous, "The Story of the Three Bears"p. 245
Charles Perrault, "Tom Thumb"p. 253
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Emperor's New Clothes"p. 269
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Match Girl"p. 278
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Princess and the Pea"p. 284
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ugly Duckling"p. 288
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid"p. 302
Biographies of Authors and Collectors
Alexander Afanasevp. 333
Hans Christian Andersenp. 335
Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moep. 339
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumontp. 340
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimmp. 341
Joseph Jacobsp. 345
Charles Perraultp. 346
Further Readingp. 350
Biographies of Illustrators
Ivan Bilibinp. 352
Edward Burne-Jonesp. 353
Walter Cranep. 355
George Cruikshankp. 357
Gustave Dorep. 358
Edmund Dulacp. 360
Kay Nielsenp. 361
Maxfield Parrishp. 363
Arthur Rackhamp. 365
Further Readingp. 367
Louis and Francois Briffault, "The Story of Grandmother"p. 369
Charles Perrault, "Little Red Riding Hood"p. 371
Robert Southey, "The Story of the Three Bears"p. 375
Walter Crane's Illustrationsp. 381
George Cruikshank's Illustrationsp. 405
Bibliographyp. 429
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