From the Beast to the Blonde On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

ISBN-10: 0374524874
ISBN-13: 9780374524876
Edition: N/A
Authors: Marina Warner
List price: $22.00
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Description: In this landmark study of the history and meaning of fairy tales, the celebrated cultural critic Marina Warner looks at storytelling in art and legend-from the prophesying enchantress who lures men to a false paradise, to jolly Mother Goose with her  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

In this landmark study of the history and meaning of fairy tales, the celebrated cultural critic Marina Warner looks at storytelling in art and legend-from the prophesying enchantress who lures men to a false paradise, to jolly Mother Goose with her masqueraders in the real world. Why are storytellers so often women, and how does that affect the status of fairy tales? Are they a source of wisdom or a misleading temptation to indulge in romancing?

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