- Series: Norton Critical Editions
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition (November 4, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393972771
- ISBN-13: 978-0393972771
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions) 1st ed Edition
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About the Author
Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The first tale, Little red riding Hood, is retold eight times. There are three classic renditions ending with the Grimm brothers, a Chinese version, and then a few modern ones by James Thurber and Roald Dahl. Is going to be a pleasure reading these to my children at different ages. I will not have to explain to them the world of the Grimm brothers, with dark forests, hidden cottages, and wicked stepmothers. I will, however, have to explain James Thurber, who refers to Calvin Coolidge and the MGM lion.
I like value for the money. Most children's books are totally full of pictures and give you one story for $10 or so. This one gives you 250 some pages of stories followed by another 140 of essays on the fairytale form and bibliography. The stories may be for kids, but the book is thoroughly adult.