The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales

The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales

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This marvellous collection of fairy tales, some moral, some satirical, some bizarre, reflects the popularity and scope of this enduring and versatile genre. With tales written by figures as diverse as Charles Dickens and Ursula Le Guin, this anthology will appeal to the child which exists in every adult.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 129.5 x 200.7 x 25.9mm | 317.52g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192803832
  • 9780192803832

Table of contents

Uncle David's Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies (1839); Feathertop (1846); The King of the Golden River (1850); The Story of Fairyfoot (1856); The Light Princess (1864); The Magic Fishbone (1868); A Toy Princess (1877); The New Mother (1882); Good Luck Is Better Than Gold (1882); The Apple of Contentment (1886); The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1887); The Selfish Giant (1888); The Rooted Lover (1894); The Song of the Morrow (1894); The Reluctant Dragon (1898); The Book of Beasts (1900); The Queen of Quok (1901); The Magic Shop (1903); The Kith of the Elf-Folk (1910); The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Power of Gold Buckskin Whincher (1922); The Lovely Myfanwy (1925); The Troll (1935); Gertrude's Child (1940); The Unicorn in the Garden (1940); Bluebeard's Daughter (1940); The Chaser (1941); The King of the Elves (1953); In the Family (1957); The Jewbird (1963); Menaseh's Dream (1968); The Glass Mountain (1970); Prince Amilec (1972); Petronella (1973); The Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick (1976); The Courtship of Mr Lyon (1979); The Princess Who Stood On Her Own Two Feet (1982); The Wife's Story (1982); The River Maid (1982); The Porcelain Man (1987); Old Man Potchikoo
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About Alison Lurie

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature at Cornell University, where she also teaches folklore and children's literature. She is the author of eight novels, including The War Between the Tates, Foreign Affairs, and The Truth About Lorin Jones. She has published a collection of essays on children's literature, Don't Tell the Grown-Ups, a book on the semiotics of dress, The Language of Clothes, and three collections of traditional folktales.
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