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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

Format:  Hardcover,

448 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2002

ISBN-13: 9780393051636

ISBN-10: 0393051633

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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 Dore, 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.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2002
ISBN-13: 9780393051636
ISBN-10: 0393051633
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 448
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 10.25 x 1.5

Chapter outline

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Tales
Scenes of Storytelling
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Little Red Riding Hood
Charles Perrault, "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Hansel and Gretel
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, "Beauty and the Beast
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Snow White
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Sleeping Beauty
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Rapunzel
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Rumpelstiltskin
Joseph Jacobs, "Jack and the Beanstalk
Charles Perrault, "Bluebeard
Philipp Otto Runge, "The Juniper Tree
Alexander Afanasev, "Vasilisa the Fair
Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe, "East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Joseph Jacobs, "Molly Whuppie
Joseph Jacobs, "The Story of the Three Little Pigs
Charles Perrault, "Donkeyskin
Joseph Jacobs, "Kate Crackernuts
Charles Perrault, "Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
Anonymous, "The Story of the Three Bears
Charles Perrault, "Tom Thumb
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Emperor's New Clothes
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Match Girl
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Princess and the Pea
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid
Biographies of Authors and Collectors
Alexander Afanasev
Hans Christian Andersen
Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Joseph Jacobs
Charles Perrault
Further Reading
Biographies of Illustrators
Ivan Bilibin
Edward Burne-Jones
Walter Crane
George Cruikshank
Gustave Dore
Edmund Dulac
Kay Nielsen
Maxfield Parrish
Arthur Rackham
Further Reading
Louis and Francois Briffault, "The Story of Grandmother
Charles Perrault, "Little Red Riding Hood
Robert Southey, "The Story of the Three Bears
Walter Crane's Illustrations
George Cruikshank's Illustrations
Bibliography

Book description

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.

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