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The owl, the raven & the dove : the religious meaning of the Grimms' magic fairy tales

Author: G Ronald Murphy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely read stories in Western literature. In this book, Ronald Murphy draws on a wealth of sources to explore the origins and underlying meanings of these universally loved tales." "Murphy traces five of the best known tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) back to their sources  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Ronald Murphy
ISBN: 0195136071 9780195136074 0195130235 9780195130232
OCLC Number: 42027502
Description: xi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Owl, the raven, and the dove
Responsibility: G. Ronald Murphy.
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This study takes five of the Grimm brothers' best-known tales and argues that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. The author examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and  Read more...

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Fr Ronald Murphy has done the Brothers Grimm a great service. He has put their stories into the context of their Christianity, something which wouldn't be necessary except in an invincibly secular Read more...

 
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