Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

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Jack Zipes
Methuen, 1986 - Fairy tales - 270 pages
23 Reviews
Jack Zipes has put together the first comprehensive anthology of feminist fairy tales and essays to appear since the women's movement gained momentum in the 1960's. He has selected works by such gifted writers as Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Tanith Lee, Jay Williams, Jane Yolen, Anne Sexton, Olga Broumas and Joanna Russ - all of whom, whether they consider themselves "feminists" or not, have written innovative stories which seek to break with the classical tradition of fairy tales. The accompanying critical essays, by Marcia Lieberman, Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar and Karen Rowe, discuss how fairy tales play an important role in early socialization, influencing the manner in which children perceive the world and their place in it even before they begin to read.

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Review: Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

User Review  - Ginnie Grant - Goodreads

very cute and quirky faerie tales that send a positive message to our young girls. sometimes you don't have to wait for the prince to rescue you. sometimes you gotta stand on your own. Read full review

Review: Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

I wasn't terribly interested in the literary criticism sections so I just stuck to reading the stories. I think my favorite is still "Petronella." Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The Princess Who Stood On Her Own Two Feet
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Prince Amilec
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Copyright

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