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Fairytale in the ancient world

Author: Graham Anderson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first modern study of the ancient fairytale, it bridges a major gap between the study of the ancient world and the wider world of oral culture, and will be of immense value and interest to students of a wide variety of disciplines.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Anderson, Graham.
Fairytale in the ancient world.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
(DLC) 00029109
(OCoLC)43728963
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Anderson
ISBN: 0203170350 9780203170359 0203132459 9780203132456 9780415237024 0415237025 9780415237031 0415237033
OCLC Number: 50675781
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 240 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The Cinderella story in antiquity; Snow White and related tales; Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast; The Obstacle Flight; The 'innocent slandered maid'; Butchering girls: Red Riding Hood and Bluebeard; Magicians and their allies; Between living and dead; Two Homeric tales: The Cyclops and Ares and Aphrodite; Some moral parables: The Pied Piper, The Three Wishes, Rumpelstiltskin, The Singing Bone; Fairytale into romance; Folktales and society: some reflections on ancient evidence; Conclusions.
Responsibility: Graham Anderson.
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