Spells of enchantment: the wondrous fairy tales of Western culture

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Jack David Zipes
Viking, Oct 30, 1991 - Fiction - 814 pages
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Zipes brings together the best literary fairy tales ever written, giving readers a sense of the history of the genre and its evolution. Includes more than 60 tales by writers such as Hans Christian Andersen, Wilhelm Grimm, Voltaire, Goethe, Hawthorne, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Jane Yolen, Angela Carter, and more. Illustrated.

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In The Philosopher’s Stone (Wieland, 1789) we see the true power of a magical gift to transform one’s perspective on life, even if it means a complete physical transformation. The story revolves ... Read full review

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Jack Zipes has edited many excellent “fantasy” anthologies. This one takes a slightly different tact than most, pulling from a variety of cultures over a long history. You won’t find many modern ... Read full review


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