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I enjoyed reading the stories that I didn’t really classuc but what I really loved about this book was the inclusion of illustrations from all the greatest illustrators of these stories. It is just a lovely book. Make this your default list.

In Cinderella, the stepmother cuts off the heel of one daughter and the toe of another to make their feet fit in the slipper. I read the entire thing through cover to cover. Take a good look at what’s going on, and remember that some like Perrault “tided” up older versions.

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

All of this is great. The stories here are classic, of course, it’s right there in the title.

Apr 28, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Hundreds of high-quality, color reproductions of period illustrations illuminate and enhance Tatar’s cogent remarks about the power of illustrators to influence and comment on a story through visual interpretation. The following items were successfully added.

If they had a version of, say, Moby Dick with a bunch of pictures mari it, I’d have probably read it by now. A recognized authority on fairy tales, Tatar Harvard Univ. I’m a sucker for learning and I love annotated editions of pretty much anything.

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However, the real draw here is tahar illustrations, taken from classic sources. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was a bit grosser than the ones I heard before Academic discussion of Disney’s reworking of Cinderella or Snow White is stodgy compared to reality television’s The Bachelor, where a single Harvard graduate has to choose between 25 lovely, healthy young women, in boats, on horseback, in snow and mudbaths. The book includes many of the original illustrations which are mesmerizing.

Classif you’d like to know the story behind the tale I think you’d really enjoy this edition of The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales. We – or at least I – don’t like people messing around with them.

It has a magically shimmering cover that changes from puce to gold as you turn it, and is satisfactorily, simultaneously ancient and modern. But we tend to remember the old tales of magic not necessarily fairies in a special way.

In clear, accessible prose, she links the tales to their original oral traditions and cultural contexts, and discusses the varied interpretations imposed by critics over time and across philosophical and psychological perspectives. Kay Nielsen and Arthur Rackham are mind-blowing in their style and technique. The pictures are nice too!

The second best part about this edition is the illustrations.


This is a fairly good collection maaria you haven’t already read the Grimm and Andersen books, but otherwise it’s definitely not one I would recommend purchasing. What keeps them alive and pulsing with vitality and variety is exactly what keeps life pulsing: She’s a historian, author, and an expert on languages and literature.

The annotated classic fairy tales

His quarrel is mostly with Hans Andersen, who did combine a dangerously enchanting approximation to the narrative necessity of fairy tale with a coercive personal and religious message. In fact, identifying changes and thinking about the ways in which they altered meanings was the aspect that Callum most enjoyed: My two favorite from this collection were “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” I thought it was beautifully written, and “The Ugly Duckling” because I think everyone at one time can identify with the duckling.

Sep clawsic, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 09, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both Disney, the revisionists including the satirists and the commentators have tended to snuff out the life of the tales that once scuttled and slithered through our minds. The illustrations are all done by famous, classic children’s artists and should be savored.

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