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Forbidden Journeys Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers

ISBN-10: 0226032043
ISBN-13: 9780226032047
Edition: 1992
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Description: As these eleven dark and wild stories demonstrate, fairy tales by Victorian women constitute a distinct literary tradition, one startlingly subversive of the society that fostered it. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's adaptations of "The Sleeping Beauty  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

As these eleven dark and wild stories demonstrate, fairy tales by Victorian women constitute a distinct literary tradition, one startlingly subversive of the society that fostered it. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's adaptations of "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" to Christina Rossetti's unsettling antifantasies in Speaking Likenesses, these are breathtaking acts of imaginative freedom, by turns amusing, charming, and disturbing. Besides their social and historical implications, they are extraordinary stories, full of strange delights for readers of any age. "Forbidden Journeys is not only a darkly entertaining book to read for the fantasies and anti-fantasies told, but also is a significant contribution to nineteenth-century cultural history, and especially feminist studies."--United Press International "A service to feminists, to Victorian Studies, to children's literature and to children."--Beverly Lyon Clark, Women's Review of Books "These are stories to laugh over, cheer at, celebrate, and wince at. . . . Forbidden Journeys is a welcome reminder that rebellion was still possible, and the editors' intelligent and fascinating commentary reveals ways in which these stories defied the Victorian patriarchy."--Allyson F. McGill, Belles Lettresnbsp;

Introduction
Refashioning Fairy Tales The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Anne Thackeray Ritchie Beauty and the Beast, Anne Thackeray Ritchie The Brown Bull of Norrowa, Maria Louisa Molesworth Amelia and the Dwarfs
Subversions Nick, Christina Rossetti Christmas Crackers, Julian Horathia Ewing Behind the White Brick, Frances Hodgson Burnett Melisande, or, Long and Short Division
A Fantasy Novel Mopsa the Fairy
A Trio of Antifantasies Speaking Likenesses, Christina Rossetti Biographical Sketches Further Readings

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