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She also includes more than color illustrations by classic artists and discusses how they extend the stories.

Challenging the notion that fairy tales can be read for their morals and used to make model citizens of little children, Tatar guides readers through the stories, exploring their historical origins, their cultural complexities, and their psychological effects. This was my Christmas present from my very best friend and I love it!

She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: I found a gorgeous copy of this with pristine dust jacket at a used bookstore called, I think, BookMan Znnotated in Nashville. There was an error while adding the following items. Feb 08, Sarah rated it really liked it.

So when I found this annotated edition of classic fairy tales on Amazon I had to buy it. Apr 09, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this illuminating work, a leading expert in the field of folklore guides readers through 26 nanotated tales, exploring their historical origins, mariw cultural complexities, and their psychological effects on children. I didn’t know I was missing out on so much.

Hardcoverpages. Some of the most well-known fairy tales, from Little Red Riding Hood to Snow White to The Little Mermaid, are gathered here with lesser-known tales such as Kate Crackernuts, each with introductions explaining their genesis and history, notes for themes or other points of interest in the text glass or fur?

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 29, X-ray Iris rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book includes many of the original illustrations which are mesmerizing.


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SUCH a freaking treasure. In addition, usually the art reproductions in these books are excellent, annktated in this case many of them were so small that it was impossible to see any detail basically, they were thumbnail sizeand the reproduction was very dark. By signing faiyr you agree to W. The fine line Callum walked between fascination and horror can be seen in his response when I asked which story he liked the best: Definitely a worthy resource to have on the shelf!

Disseminated across a wide variety of historical and contemporary taes ranging from opera and drama to cinema and advertising, they constitute a vital part of our storytelling capital.

Remembering them is like remembering our first taste of sugar crystals, or avocado, or vanilla.

For us, too, the stories are irresistible, for they offer opportunities to talk, to negotiate, to deliberate, to chatter, and to prattle on endlessly as did the old wives from whom the stories are thought to derive, And from the tangle of that talk and chitchat, we begin to define our own values, desires, appetites, and aspirations, creating identities talez will allow us to produce happily-ever-after endings for ourselves and for our children.

Angela Carter wrote great, modern, authored fairy tales because she wrote them out of her own fantasies wnnotated so she said.

The annotated classic fairy tales

We like to believe that “our” version is definitive, and know it is not. Apr 28, Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: All the great collectors of folktales, from the Italians, Basile and Straparola, through Perrault to the Grimms, introduced authorial voices and habits of mind. Kay Nielsen and Arthur Rackham are mind-blowing in their style and technique.

It has a magically shimmering cover that changes from puce to gold as you turn it, and is satisfactorily, simultaneously ancient and modern. Though the title says ” The second best part about this edition is the illustrations. Jun 24, Amy Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: And it is the biggest book I own. Diane Purkiss’s Troublesome Things is about the borderline between fairyland and reality in old tales of changelings and modern sightings of the creatures at the bottom of the garden.


Article body My eight-year-old son, Callum, and I enjoy reading together. I think this is simply an excellent book for someone who would like to know more about faerytales and perhaps doesn’t know where to start or how to start vlassic into their history as there are a good many books out there. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales celebrates the best-loved stories of childhood through the vision of Maria Tatar, a leading expert in the field of folklore and children’s literature.

However, the real draw here is the illustrations, taken from classic sources. They make, he says, “a provisional view of humankind and the world as a whole”. I also liked the many illustrations by various people, which was nice to have alongside the stories. The “depthless” matter of fairy tales has been squeezed into all kinds of shoes and rings, stuffed down chimneys and claasic into sausages by commentators, elaborators and disintegrators.

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar

If they had a version of, say, Moby Dick with a bunch of pictures in it, I’d have probably read it by now. Each text becomes an enabling device, allowing readers to work through their fears and to purge themselves of hostile feelings and damaging desires.

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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 I really enjoyed reading these fairy tales that I remember from my childhood Maria Tatar has now edited one of the most sumptuous coffee-table books of tales I have ever seen, also for Norton.