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The classic fairy tales

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the texts of twenty-four well-known fairy tales as they were first printed in English and summarizes the history of each title, especially from the textual point of view.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Opie, Iona Archibald.
Classic fairy tales.
London ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1974]
(OCoLC)619946034
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0192115596 9780192115591
OCLC Number: 1082973
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: History of Tom Thumb --
Jack the Giant Killer --
Yellow Dwarf --
Sleeping Beauty --
Little Red Riding Hood --
Diamonds and toads --
Bluebeard --
Puss in Boots --
Cinderella --
Hop o' my thumb --
Beauty and the Beast --
Three wishes --
Three heads in the well --
Jack and the beanstalk --
Snow White and the seven Dwarfs --
Frog Prince --
Twelve dancing Princesses --
Rumpelstiltskin --
Goldilocks and the three bears --
Tinder box --
Princess on the pea --
Thumbelina --
Swineherd --
Hansel and Gretel.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Iona and Peter Opie.

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In this book, 24 well-known fairy tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction,  Read more...

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"All ages will enjoy Iona and Peter Opie's collection of The Classic Fairy Tales."--York County Coast Star"Their most enjoyable book to date...For your money you get three books in one, the stories, Read more...

 
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