The Victorian Fairy Tale Book Book
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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

  • Author : Michael Patrick Hearn
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Date : 2012-02-22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307814159

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From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Victorian Fairy Tales Book

Victorian Fairy Tales

  • Author : Michael Newton
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Date : 2015-03-12
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780191017360

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The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.

The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale Book

The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale

  • Author : C. Sumpter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2008-07-24
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9780230227644

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This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels Book

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

  • Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-04-15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781317093916

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Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.

Forbidden Journeys Book

Forbidden Journeys

  • Author : Nina Auerbach
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Date : 2014-12-10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9780226230528

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This “darkly entertaining” story collection is “a significant contribution to nineteenth-century cultural history, and especially feminist studies" (United Press International). In the 1870s and 1880s, children’s literature saw some astonishingly bold and innovative writing by women authors. As these eleven dark and wild stories demonstrate, fairy tales by Victorian women constitute a distinct literary tradition, one that was startlingly subversive for its time. While writers such as Lewis Carroll and J.M. Barrie wrote nostalgic tales that pined for lost youth, their female counterparts had more serious—at times unsettling—concerns. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie’s adaptations of "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" to Christina Rossetti’s unsettling anti-fantasies in Speaking Likenesses, the stories collected here are breathtaking acts of imaginative freedom, by turns amusing, charming, and disturbing. Besides their social and historical implications, they are extraordinary works of fiction, full of strange delights for readers of any age. "The editors’ intelligent and fascinating commentary reveals ways in which these stories defied the Victorian patriarchy."—Allyson F. McGill, Belles Lettres

Victorian Fairy Tales Book

Victorian Fairy Tales

  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-04-11
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9781136744105

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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science in Wonderland Book

Science in Wonderland

  • Author : Melanie Keene
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Date : 2015-03-26
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780191639647

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In Victorian Britain an array of writers captured the excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers and listeners into learning their secrets, by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy-tales; forces could be fairies, dinosaurs could be dragons, and looking closely at a drop of water revealed a soup of monsters. Science in Wonderland explores how these stories were presented and read. Melanie Keene introduces and analyses a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales, from nursery classics such as The Water-Babies to the little-known Wonderland of Evolution, or the story of insect lecturer Fairy Know-a-Bit. In exploring the ways in which authors and translators - from Hans Christian Andersen and Edith Nesbit to the pseudonymous 'A.L.O.E.' and 'Acheta Domestica' - reconciled the differing demands of factual accuracy and fantastical narratives, Keene asks why the fairies and their tales were chosen as an appropriate new form for capturing and presenting scientific and technological knowledge to young audiences. Such stories, she argues, were an important way in which authors and audiences criticised, communicated, and celebrated contemporary scientific ideas, practices, and objects.

Fairy Tales  Natural History and Victorian Culture Book
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Fairy Tales Natural History and Victorian Culture

  • Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2014-05-07
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781137342409

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Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture examines how literary fairy tales were informed by natural historical knowledge in the Victorian period, as well as how popular science books used fairies to explain natural history at a time when 'nature' became a much debated word.

African Folktales Book

African Folktales

  • Author : Roger Abrahams
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Date : 2011-08-03
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307803191

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The deep forest and broad savannah, the campsites, kraals, and villages—from this immense area south of the Sahara Desert the distinguished American folklorist Roger D. Abrahams has selected ninety-five tales that suggest both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the people who live there. The storytellers weave imaginative myths of creation and tales of epic deeds, chilling ghost stories, and ribald tales of mischief and magic in the animal and human realms. Abrahams renders these stories in a narrative voice that reverberates with the rhythms of tribal song and dance and the emotional language of universal concerns. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Glass Roses Book

Glass Roses

  • Author : Britain Kalai Soderquist
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 2015-11
  • Category : Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1519113692

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her 'happily ever after' in a fairytale. But what if the magic is removed? Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary? After Eleanor rescues her stepsister Fanny from an attempted elopement, their father decides to remove the family to the Continent before Fanny's indiscretion can be discovered. Eleanor finds the opportunity a welcome relief after a disastrous London Season, and is determined to set herself apart from her vain and scheming stepfamily. A chance meeting at a ball earns her the attentions of the handsome Baron Rupert von Schönfeld, a cousin to the Imperial Family of Austria. He is enchanted by Eleanor's beauty, talent, and kindness, and Eleanor feels certain that she will soon leave her step-family behind for good. But Fanny is angry over Eleanor's interference in her elopement, and gossip is a powerful engine for revenge. As rumors begin to fly, Eleanor's only comfort is writing about her troubles to her cousin, Isabella. Isabella, meanwhile, has an adventure of her own to share. Her father has formed a friendship with the surly Duke William of Stirling. His rough manners and intentional slights are irritating, especially to a proper young lady, but Isabella is more than a match with a fiery wit of her own. Then the Duke invites her father to visit his castle in the wilds of the Scottish countryside, and Isabella soon realizes that the Duke's prickly demeanor hides a kind heart and a mysterious accident from his past. Her heart tells her to let the past rest, but her mind is not ready to give up on discovering the Duke's secrets, and her curiosity might keep her from the happy ending she desires. In a world where etiquette reigns and fairy godmothers are noticeably absent, Eleanor and Isabella are left to sort out their own 'happily ever after' endings with only their wits, good manners, and accomplishments. Set in Victorian England an

European Fairy Tales from the Renaissance to the Late Victorian Era Book

European Fairy Tales from the Renaissance to the Late Victorian Era

  • Author : Mehrdad F. Samadzadeh
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Date : 2020-09-10
  • Category : Childhood in literature
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1433170981

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This book explores the interplay of childhood and the fairy tale as they both changed character in accordance with the historical transformations of the mid-nineteenth century. While the fairy tale was instrumental in the social construction of childhood, the latter for its part played an equally crucial role in altering the narrative structure of the fairy tale. So viewed, the story of childhood is closely intertwined with the fairy tale, and both with modernity as it changed its focus with the changing direction of the civilizing process. The liberating potential of modernity emerges when a broad spectrum of the marginalized, including children, begin to assert themselves and gain recognition as independent subjects of historical inquiry.

Why Fairy Tales Stick Book

Why Fairy Tales Stick

  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013-09-13
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781135204341

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In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

Color Your Own Victorian Fairy Paintings Book

Color Your Own Victorian Fairy Paintings

  • Author : Marty Noble
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Date : 2009-04-23
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780486470511

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Welcome to an enchanting world populated by the little people — fairies, elves, and sprites — envisioned by such Victorian-era artists as Arthur Rackham, Richard Doyle, Edward Robert Hughes, Warwick Goble, and other masters of the genre. Set amid nature's loveliest scenes, the 30 fantasy illustrations will captivate any colorist.

The Science of Fairy Tales Book

The Science of Fairy Tales

  • Author : Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1891
  • Category : Contes de fades
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : BNC:1001179593

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This book is an informative and comprehensive inquiry into the fairy mythology of the Celtic and Teutonic peoples.

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies Book
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Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

  • Author : Moss Roberts
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Date : 2011-09-07
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307760425

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This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library