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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

Written By: Michael Patrick Hearn
  • ID Book : 0307814157
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 986
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From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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African Folktales

By Roger Abrahams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 0307803198
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: african-folktales.pdf

Book Summary:

The deep forest and broad savannah, the campsites, kraals, and villages—from this immense area south of the Sahara Desert the distinguished American folklorist Roger D. Abrahams has selected ninety-five tales that suggest both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the people who live there. The storytellers weave imaginative myths of creation and tales of epic deeds, chilling ghost stories, and ribald tales of mischief and magic in the animal and human realms. Abrahams renders these stories in a narrative voice that reverberates with the rhythms of tribal song and dance and the emotional language of universal concerns. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK

By Andrew Lang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1907256792
  • Pages : 476
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 274
  • File Pdf: the-green-fairy-book.pdf

Book Summary:

This was meant to be the third and last of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of many colours. Fortunately for us it wasn't. First there was the Blue Fairy Book; then when Victorian children asked for more, the Red Fairy Book; and, when they wanted more still, the Green Fairy Book was put together. The stories in all the books are borrowed from many countries; France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Scotland, England and even one rare Chinese tale. However much these nations differ over policy and ideology, all their children agree to liking fairy tales. As we grow up, we dismiss or forget the fairy tales of our youth and the lessons they taught. But grandparents have long memories and the responsibility falls on them to tell them to their grandchildren: and when they, in their turn, become grandparents, they remember them, and tell them also. In this way these tales are older than reading and writing, far older than printing. The oldest fairy tales ever written down were written down in Egypt, in about Joseph's time, nearly three thousand six hundred years ago. Other fairy stories Homer knew, in Greece, nearly three thousand years ago, and he made them all up into a poem, the Odyssey, which all children should read some day. But here you will find an enchanted watch, the golden blackbird, Jorinde and Joringel, the shoes of swiftness, that were worn later by Jack the Giant-Killer and perennial favourites like the three little pigs. These fairy tales are the oldest stories in the world. They were first made by men, who were childlike, for their own amusement, and so they amuse children still. While these stories were made to amuse, they also teach goodness, unselfishness, courage and morals. 33% of the publisher's profit will be donated to charity.

The Complete Fairy Tales

By George MacDonald,U. C. Knoepflmacher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101651377
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: the-complete-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination". The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.

At the Back of the North Wind

By George Macdonald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 9781770482821
  • Pages : 406
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 475
  • File Pdf: at-the-back-of-the-north-wind.pdf

Book Summary:

The unique blend of fairy tale atmosphere and social realism in this novel laid the groundwork for modern fantasy literature. In the novel, Little Diamond, a kind and precocious boy living in poverty, is befriended by the mysterious North Wind, who takes him on her nightly adventures. Written in intensely poetic language, At the Back of the North Wind transcends the genres of children’s book or fairy tale. Appendices include essays on childhood by contemporaries such as John Ruskin and Charles Dickens, as well as contextualizing selections from Victorian fantasy and fairy tales.

Once Upon a Time

By Marina Warner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191028762
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: once-upon-a-time.pdf

Book Summary:

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

Celtic Tales

By Kate Forrester
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 1452152845
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: celtic-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones." — Publishers Weekly Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. • This Celtic mythology book features 16 stores that were translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that focus on themes such as Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance and mythological creatures. • These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition • Celtic Tales is an extraordinary collection that conjures forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose Discover the impactful and stunning illustrations by Kate Forrester in this special edition that is sure to impress any true fan of cultural and mythological literature. Discover delightfully entertaining tales such as Master and Man, The Soul Cages, The Red-Etin, and The Witch of Lok Island. Celtic Tales makes an impressive gift for any fan of greek mythology, roman mythology, Chinese mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

By Jack Zipes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135204349
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 190
  • File Pdf: why-fairy-tales-stick.pdf

Book Summary:

In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

Grimms’ Fairy Tales - Illustrated

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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 278
  • File Pdf: grimms-fairy-tales-illustrated.pdf

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Queen Victoria's Book of Spells

By Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1429960914
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: queen-victoria-s-book-of-spells.pdf

Book Summary:

"Gaslamp Fantasy," or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period. Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction, and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call Fantasy of Manners, all of which fit under the larger umbrella of Gaslamp Fantasy. The result is eighteen stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Pink Fairy

By Andrew Lang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mind Melodies
  • Isbn : 9380302347
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 794
  • File Pdf: the-pink-fairy.pdf

Book Summary:

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Princes and princesses, flying dragons, monsters and magicians, giants and dwarfs, ogres and fairies—these are the companions who thrill youngsters of all lands and times. This book contains 19 such tales. Coming from all quarters of the world, including France, England, Germany, Russia and Persia, the stories provide rich insight into the lives and cultures of different peoples. Narrated in clear, lively and easy to understand language, the tales are enriched with beautiful illustrations.

Reckless

By Shannon Drake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1460308301
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 322
  • File Pdf: reckless.pdf

Book Summary:

From elite London society to the golden sands of Egypt… and the sacred places of the heart… When Kat Adair plunges into the waves to rescue a drowning man, it is just the beginning of an odyssey that will sweep the fisherman's daughter into danger and desire. Convinced she is in love with the man she saved, Egyptologist David Turnberry, she feigns amnesia, thus enabling her to linger among the highborn. Hunter MacDonald, rugged archaeologist, is wise to her little charade — and determined to protect his best friend. Undaunted, Kat stows away on the ship carrying David and Hunter's expedition party to the land of the pharaoh. Scandal ensues, and Hunter vows the only way to curtail this confounding woman's schemes is to marry her. Inevitably, in the sultry heat of the desert, passions ignite. But as the secrets of the ancient tombs are revealed, terrible danger unfolds, and Kat must trust the one man willing to risk everything to save her from doom.

Wicked

By Shannon Drake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Isbn : 146036435X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: wicked.pdf

Book Summary:

Shannon Drake is back—with a story steeped in darkness, danger and desire THE EARL WAS KNOWN AS A BEAST Camille Montgomery is aware of the wicked man's reputation. But as an expert in antiquities, she also knows his family's Egyptian artifacts are the finest in England. The problem is, her wayward stepfather knows this, too—and he's determined to steal them. So when he's caught in the act of robbing the so-called Beast of Carlyle, Camille must swallow her fear and boldly confront the man whose mask is said to hide a face too loathsome to behold. The Earl of Carlyle has lived in the shadows ever since the suspicious death of his parents. But he's never stopped trying to unravel the mystery behind what he suspects to have been their murder. And now that the lovely Camille has stumbled into his life, he has the perfect pawn for his deadly game of vengeance and deceit. But in laying his ruthless trap, will he risk losing his own heart?

Children's Literature

By M.O. Grenby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748649077
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 557
  • File Pdf: children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Provides a thorough history of British and North American children's literature from the 17th century to the present dayNow fully revised and updated, this new edition includes: nbsp;a new chapter on illustrated and picture books (and includes 8 illustrations);nbsp;an expanded glossary; an updated further reading section.Children's Literature traces the development of the main genres of children's books one by one, including fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, school stories, children's poetry and illustrated and picture books. Grenby shows how these forms have evolved over 300 years and asks why most children's books, even today, continue to fall into one or other of these generic categories.Combining detailed analysis of particular key texts and a broad survey of hundreds of books written and illustrated for children, this volume considers both long forgotten and still famous titles, as well as the new classics of the genre all of them loved by children and adults alike, but also fascinating and challenging for the critic and cultural historian. Key Featuresnbsp;Broad historical rangenbsp;Coverage of neglected as well as well-known textsnbsp;Focus on the main genres of children's literaturenbsp;Thoroughly up-to-date in terms of primary texts and critical material

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

By Hans Christian Andersen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307777898
  • Pages : 1120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: the-complete-fairy-tales-and-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen—one of the immortals of world literature—not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own.

The Fairy Book

By Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 528
  • File Pdf: the-fairy-book.pdf

Book Summary:

A retelling of twenty-five fairy tales.

A Bitter Truth

By Charles Todd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062092596
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: a-bitter-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

“Highly recommended—well-rounded, believable characters, a multi-layered plot solidly based on human nature, all authentically set in the England of 1917…an outstanding and riveting read.” —New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens “Bess Crawford is a strong and likable character.” —Washington Times Already deservedly lauded for the superb historical crime novels featuring shell-shocked Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge (A Lonely Death, A Pale Horse et al), acclaimed author Charles Todd upped the ante by introducing readers to a wonderful new series protagonist, World War One battlefield nurse Bess Crawford. Featured for a third time in A Bitter Truth, Bess reaches out to help an abused and frightened young woman, only to discover that no good deed ever goes unpunished when the good Samaritan nurse finds herself falsely accused of murder. A terrific follow up to Todd’s A Duty to the Dead and An Impartial Witness, A Bitter Truth is another thrilling and evocative mystery from “one of the most respected writers in the genre” (Denver Post) and a treat for fans of Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Martha Grimes, and Jacqueline Winspear.

The Princess and the Goblin

By George MacDonald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0375895256
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 266
  • File Pdf: the-princess-and-the-goblin.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. Macdonald’s pioneering use of fanstasy as a literary medium had a great influence on Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle, all great admirers of his work, which has remained popular to this day. "I write, not for children," he wrote, "but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."This edition includes illustrations by Arthur Hughes.

The Fairy Tale Bride

By Kelly McClymer
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  • Publisher : Kelly McClymer Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 319
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 835
  • File Pdf: the-fairy-tale-bride.pdf

Book Summary:

From USA Today Bestselling author Kelly McClymer comes a tale of two stubborn hearts locked in a duel between honor and happily-ever-after. "...filled with original, fresh characters, the necessary bad guy, an overbearing mother-in-law and love thwarted and restored.” — Savannah "The uncertainty of what will happen next, the lies, the deceit all make this a book you don't want to put down." — Eileen Miranda Fenster, known throughout society as the Fairy Tale Miss because she insists that happily ever afters are possible even amongst the arranged marriages of the Victorian aristocracy, is on a mission. Her goal? To rescue her brother. Her adversary? Simon Watterly, Duke of Kerstone. A man who almost offered for her five years before. Simon has a mission of his own. Furious with his late father and disillusioned by the honorable facade of society, he believes that family honor requires the ultimate sacrifice from him. Unfortunately, Miranda is determined to change his mind. Will Simon get his wish or will Miranda make him see he deserves a happily ever after?

THE FIELD OF CLOVER - Fairy Tales for Children

By Laurence Housman
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 943
  • File Pdf: the-field-of-clover-fairy-tales-for-children.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a collection of fairy tales: “The Bound Princess” (a longer work in six parts), “The Crown’s Warranty,” “The Wishing Pot,” “The Feeding of the Emigrants,” and “The Passionate Puppets.” The Field of Clover is a collaboration between Laurence and Clemence Annie Housman, brother and sister. Laurence wrote the text and drew the original illustrations, which were then engraved by Clemence. Also, the subject matter of the book demonstrates the Victorian fascination with the supernatural and themes of transformation. Women recite spells to turn into flowers; a great worm drinks a boy’s breath through a magical ring. The language is rich and vivid, and the stories themselves often impart moral lessons. The Field of Clover, along with several of Laurence Housman's other works, was collected into a larger volume called Moonshine & Clover by the New York printers Harcourt, Brace, & Company, in 1922 -------------------------- Laurence Housman turned more and more to writing after his eyesight began to fail. His first literary success came with the novel An Englishwoman's Love-letters (1900), published anonymously. He then turned to drama with Bethlehem (1902) and was to become best known and remembered as a playwright. His other dramatic works include Angels and Ministers (1921), Little Plays of St. Francis (1922) and Victoria Regina (1934) which was even staged on Broadway. Housman's play, Pains and Penalties, about Queen Caroline, was produced by Edith Craig and the Pioneer Players. In his time he wrote 10 novels and 25 pieces of short fiction, including fairy tales, 54 plays, 13 volumes of verse and at least 23 pieces of non-Fiction. --------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: Field of Clover, Fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, storyteller, childrens stories, fables, bound princess, fire-eaters, galloping plough, thirsty well, princess melilot, burning rose, camphor worm, crown's warranty, wishing-pot, feeding, emigrants, passionate, puppets, Laurence Housman, Clemence Housman, illustrations, engravings, collaboration, moonshine,

Waltzed

By Anthea Lawson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fiddlehead Press
  • Isbn : 1680131303
  • Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: waltzed.pdf

Book Summary:

A sweetly delightful Victorian Cinderella retelling from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson. Eleanor Tremont never expected her father to pass away so unexpectedly - leaving her with a horrible stepmother, two grasping step-sisters, and no dowry whatsoever. Relegated to the status of a servant in her own home, she struggles to come to terms with her bleak new life. When she is summoned to Queen Victoria's Stuart Ball, can Ellie find her happily-ever-after despite impossible odds? Add an absent-minded Godmother, an orange carriage, and a slipper mishap, and prepare to be swept away into this fairytale romance... Heat level - SWEET Waltzed is a novella of approximately 90 pages, and first appeared in the Timeless Victorian Collection anthology The Queen's Ball. KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retelling, Sweet Romance, Friends to Lovers, Childhood Sweetheart, Eva Devon, Courtney Milan, Victorian, Regency, Balls, Stepmother, Mary Balogh

Fairy Tales of London

By Hadas Elber-Aviram
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350110698
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 333
  • File Pdf: fairy-tales-of-london.pdf

Book Summary:

From the time of Charles Dickens, the imaginative power of the city of London has frequently inspired writers to their most creative flights of fantasy. Charting a new history of London fantasy writing from the Victorian era to the twenty-first century, Fairy Tales of London explores a powerful tradition of urban fantasy distinct from the rural tales of writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Hadas Elber-Aviram traces this urban tradition from Dickens, through the scientific romances of H. G. Wells, the anti-fantasies of George Orwell and Mervyn Peake to contemporary science fiction and fantasy writers such as Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and China Miéville.

The Cricket on the Hearth - A Fairy Tale of Home

By Charles Dickens,G. K. Chesterton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 147337653X
  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 478
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Book Summary:

“The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home” is a novella by Charles Dickens and the third in his “Christmas Books” series published after “The Chimes (1844) and before “The Battle of Life” (1846). Dickens's Christmas novels perfectly enraptured the spirit of the Victorian Christmas revival and even inspired a number of traditional aspects of the holiday, including seasonal food and drink, family gatherings, dancing, and more. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Great Expectations” or “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton.

Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

By Jason Marc Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317134656
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 430
  • File Pdf: folklore-and-the-fantastic-in-nineteenth-century-british-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. His analysis includes a wide range of writers, including James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. These authors, Harris suggests, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence towards issues of class, domesticity, education, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, religion, and metaphysics. Harris's analysis of the function of folk metaphysics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century narratives reveals the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the artistic potential of superstition in both folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

By Jack Zipes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191004162
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 259
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-companion-to-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

By Jack Zipes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135210292
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: fairy-tales-and-the-art-of-subversion.pdf

Book Summary:

The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.

The Evolution of Modern Fantasy

By Jamie Williamson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137515791
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: the-evolution-of-modern-fantasy.pdf

Book Summary:

In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.

Russian Fairy Tales

By Aleksandr Afanas'ev
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 0307829766
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: russian-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Social Dreaming

By Elaine Ostry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136717005
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 147
  • File Pdf: social-dreaming.pdf

Book Summary:

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Decadence, Degeneration, and the End

By Marja Härmänmaa,Christopher Nissen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137470860
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 350
  • File Pdf: decadence-degeneration-and-the-end.pdf

Book Summary:

Art and literature during the European fin-de-siècle period often manifested themes of degeneration and decay, both of bodies and civilizations, as well as illness, bizarre sexuality, and general morbidity. This collection explores these topics in relation to artists and writers as diverse as Oscar Wilde, August Strindberg, and Aubrey Beardsley.

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

By Moss Roberts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 0307760421
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 179
  • File Pdf: chinese-fairy-tales-and-fantasies.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

By Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610692543
  • Pages : 1590
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: folktales-and-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

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