RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42027502 LA English T1 The owl, the raven & the dove : the religious meaning of the Grimms' magic fairy tales A1 Murphy, G. Ronald,, PB Oxford University Press PP New York YR 2000 SN 0195136071 9780195136074 0195130235 9780195130232 AB "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 in oral culture and early literature." "Offering an entirely new perspective on these familiar tales, Murphy's book will appeal to those interested in spirituality in literature and the moral and religious education of children; to scholars and students of Romanticism, folklore, and children's literature; and to the many general readers who are captivated by fairy tales and their meanings."--BOOK JACKET.