By Maria Tatar
Fairy stories form our cultures and increase our imaginations; their narrative balance and cultural sturdiness are incontestable.
This Norton severe variation collects forty-four fairy stories, from the 5th century to the current. The vintage Fairy Tales specializes in six story varieties: "Little pink using Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and offers multicultural editions and complex literary rescriptings. additionally reprinted are stories via Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde.
"Criticism" gathers twelve essays that interpret features of fairy stories, together with their social origins, ancient evolution, mental drama, gender concerns, and nationwide identities.
a particular Bibliography is integrated.