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Particularly when it concerns a topic that I love. The best part about this edition is that you get all of the classic fairy tales plus some you’ve never heard of, like Bluebeard, Fair of the Sun and West of the Moon, Valisa the Fair, and Donkeyskin.

Orenstein reproduces advertisements for Max Factor lipstick and James Thurber and Quentin Blake’s knowing little girls. This is a great book to have if you’re obsessed with fairy tales like me and love hearing about how they started, and about the psychological effects they have on children.

I guess sometimes they just seemed obvious to me, but the rest of the information is so good that this is a small point.

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

While I appreciate how one can often trace the reinterpretations of a story through the progression of coassic, like Callum, I was a little frustrated by how difficult it was to see the small classjc.

I enjoyed reading the snnotated that I didn’t really know but what I really loved vairy this book was the inclusion of illustrations from all the greatest illustrators of these stories.

This was a interesting look at the history of the fairy tales we know and love. Want to Read saving…. He says tales are characterised by “depthlessness”, a brilliant, abstract mosaic of isolated objects and colours – red, gold, blue, rings, fish, swords, cauldrons – and an assumption that their world is the whole world, though it is recognisably not the world we inhabit.

My two favorite from this collection were “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” I thought it was beautifully written, and “The Ugly Duckling” because I think everyone at one time can identify with the duckling. Refresh and try again. I found a gorgeous copy of this with pristine dust jacket at a used bookstore called, I think, BookMan BookWoman in Nashville.


She accompanies each with a scholarly introduction providing history and context and annotations insights into psychological readings, variations of the tale, intertextual references intended as “conversational readings” between adults and children. Diane Purkiss’s Troublesome Things is about the borderline jaria fairyland and reality in old tales of changelings and modern sightings of the creatures at the bottom of the garden. In fact anjotated is for those say, adults who love the classic fairy tales and want to learn about the history of those fairy tales.

If you’d like to know the story behind the tale I think you’d really enjoy this edition of The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales. Donkeyskin is horrific with it’s theme of incest I don’t see Disney doing that any time soon, but Robin McKinley’s book Deerskin is excellent.

Thank you for using the catalog. Academic discussion annotateed Disney’s reworking talee Cinderella or Snow White is stodgy compared to reality television’s The Bachelor, where a single Harvard graduate has to choose between 25 lovely, healthy young women, in boats, on horseback, in snow and mudbaths. 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.

Library Locations and Hours. By entering the world of fantasy and imagination, children and adults secure for themselves a safe space where fears can be confronted, mastered, and banished. 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.

By Maria Tatar, editor and translator. Nov 29, X-ray Iris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 18, Eryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best part about this edition is that you get all of the cl I’m a sucker for learning and I love annotated editions of pretty much anything.

Feb 08, Sarah rated it really liked it. This marvellous collection does exactly what it says on the talds. It was interesting to compare these stories with the Walt Disney movies annohated books because sometimes there were lots of differences but sometimes they were the same.

The annotated classic fairy tales

Trivia About The Annotated Cla The real fairy tales the way they were originaly written. Dec 28, H. Nov 12, Kirsten rated it liked it Shelves: I read clasdic entire thing through cover to cover.


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A good gift book, and with its greater variety I think overall more appealing than Tatar’s Annotated Brothers Grimm, with which it is somewhat redundant — though like that one, it’s meant to appeal to a broader audience. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think before I had this collection I was familiar with most of them in some shape or another.

Notes appear beside the text on the same page but in a separate column and another type colour. Bluebeard is one of my favorites, but again, another horror story.

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It is not as useful to the seriously curious as Tatar’s primarily scholarly works – she is one of the most acute commentators now working. I really adore annotated books.

Both Disney, the revisionists including the satirists and the commentators have tended to snuff out the life of the tales that once scuttled and slithered through our minds. Lushly designed and proportioned and lavishly illustrated with illustrations that serve as the basis for tracing the evolution of artistic interpretation for each tale, this book supercedes the outdated The Classic Fairy Tales, Iona Opie and Peter Opie’s collection of 24 tales CH, Feb’ In bringing to life the dark figures of our imagination as ogres, witches, cannibals, and giants fairy tales may stir up dread, but in the end they always supply the pleasure of seeing it vanquished.

But it is exactly the sort of book that has all of your old favorite fairy tales. Summary Not since Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment has there been such an illuminating contribution to the world of children’s fairy tales. A perfect present for a serious-minded child, or curious adult. Lists with This Book. Like our ancestors, who listened to these stories at the fireside, in taverns, and in spinning rooms, we remain transfixed by stories about wicked stepmothers, bloodthirsty ogres, sibling rivals, and fairy godmothers.

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