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Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale

Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 traveled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner
ISBN: 9780198779858 0198779852 9780198718659 0198718659
OCLC Number: 953443381
Description: xxvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: The worlds of faery: far away & down below --
With a touch of her wand: magic & metamorphosis --
Voices on the page: tales, tellers, & translators --
Potato soup: true stories/real life --
Childish things: pictures & conversations --
On the couch: house-training the id --
In the dock: don't bet on the prince --
Double vision: the dream of reason --
On stage & screen: states of illusion.
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In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of  Read more...

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slim but highly readable volume * Shropshire Star * 10 concise, gripping chapters - the one on Magic and Metamorphosis is particularly fascinating. * The Lady * dynamic history * Guardian *

 
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