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The classic fairy tales

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the texts of 24 well-known fairy tales as they were first presented in English and summarizes the history of each tale, especially from the textual point of view.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0195202198 9780195202199
OCLC Number: 6196978
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The history of Tom Thumb (The history of Tom Thumbe) --
Jack the Giant Killer (The history of Jack and the giants) --
The yellow dwarf --
Sleeping Beauty (The sleeping beauty in the wood) --
Little Red Ridinghood (The Little Red Riding-Hood) --
Diamonds and toads (The fairy) --
Bluebeard (The blue beard) --
Puss in Boots (The master cat, or Puss in Boots) --
Cinderella (Cinderella, or The little glass slipper) --
Hop o' my thumb (Little Poucet) --
Beauty and the Beast --
The three wishes (The tale of the three wishes) --
The three heads in the well (The King of Colchester's daughters) --
Jack and the beanstalk (The history of Jack and the bean-stalk) --
Snow White and the seven dwarfs (Snow-drop) --
The frog prince --
The twelve dancing princesses --
Rumpelstiltskin (Rumpel-stilts-kin) --
Goldilocks and the three bears (The story of the three bears) --
The tinder box --
The princess on the pea (The princess and the peas) --
Thumbelina (Tommelise) --
The swineherd --
Hansel and Gretel.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Iona and Peter Opie.
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Presents the texts of 24 well-known fairy tales as they were first presented in English and summarizes the history of each tale, especially from the textual point of view.

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