The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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By Maria Tatar (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393602975
ISBN-10: 0393602974
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 12th, 2016
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions
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