The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 15, 2013 - Fiction - 752 pages
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In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures.

In this rich collection, distinguished expert of fairy tales Jack Zipes continues his lifelong exploration of the story-telling tradition with a focus on the Golden Age. Included are one hundred eighty-two tales--many available in English for the first time--grouped into eighteen tale types. Zipes provides an engaging general Introduction that discusses the folk and fairy tale tradition, the impact of the Brothers Grimm, and the significance of categorizing tales into various types.

Short introductions to each tale type that discuss its history, characteristics, and variants provide readers with important background information.

Also included are annotations, short biographies of folklorists of the period, and a substantial bibliography.

Eighteen original art works by students of the art department of Anglia Ruskin University not only illustrate the eighteen tale types, but also provide delightful—and sometimes astonishing—21st-century artistic interpretations of them.

 

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Contents

Cinderella 1857
321
Vasilisa the Fair 18551864
326
Cinderella 1864
332
La Cenorientola 1874
334
Date Oh Beautiful Date 1875
336
The HearthCat 1882
343
Little Saddleslut 1884
346
Cinderella 18891890
349

The Fishermans Two Sons 1870
34
The Three Brothers 1875
39
The Sons of the Fisherman 1886
41
The Two Brothers 1890
45
2 The Power of Love ATU 310The Maiden in the Tower
51
Rapunzel 1812
52
Rapunzel 1857
54
Beautiful Angiola 1870
57
La Prezzemolina 1871
60
Filagranata 1874
65
The Old Woman of the Garden 1875
71
The FairyQueen Godmother 1877
75
Parsillette 1891
78
Prunella 1900
80
3 Facing Fear ATU 326The Youth Who Wanted to Learn What Fear Is
85
Good Bowling and Card Playing 1812
86
The Young Man Who Went Out in Search of Fear 1856
87
A Tale about the Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was 1857
90
Fearless Hans 1851
97
Fearless Learners 1854
104
The Fearless Young Man 1870
110
Fearless Jean 1887
113
Fearless William 1896
116
4 Abandoned Children ATU 327AHansel and Gretel
121
Hansel and Gretel 1812
122
Hansel and Gretel 1857
126
The Ogre 1854
132
Maria and Her Little Brother 1870
133
CourtillonCourtillette 1882
139
The Two Children and the Witch 1882
144
The Lost Children 1887
146
The Story about Old Grule 1899
150
Why Does the Cuckoo Call Cuckoo? The Story of the Little Boy and the Wicked Stepmother 1915
152
5 Dangerous Wolves and Naive Girls ATU 333Little Red Riding Hood also categorized as The Glutton
155
Little Red Cap 1812
157
Little Red Cap 1857
159
Little Red Hood 1863
162
Little Red Hat 1867
164
Mr and Mrs Rat 1878
166
Version of Tourangelle 1885
167
The Wolf and the Child 1886
169
Version 1 1887
170
Version 2 1887
172
The Little Girl and the Wolf 1887
173
The True History of Little GoldenHood 1888
174
6 The Fruitful Sleep ATU 410Sleeping Beauty
179
Briar Rose 1812
180
Briar Rose 1857
182
The Release from the Enchanted Sleep 1863
185
Maruzzedda 1870
188
Sun Pearl and Anna 1875
193
The Enchanted Princess or The Magic Tower 1877
197
Ethna the Bride 1888
199
The Sleeping Beauty 1891
202
7 The Beast as Bridegroom ATU 425The Search for the Lost Husband and 425AThe Animal as Bridegroom
205
The Singing Springing Lark 1815
207
The Singing Springing Lark 1857
211
The Cursed Frog 1854
215
East O the Sun and West O the Moon 1858
217
The Enchanted Tsarévich 18551864
224
The Toad 1869
226
The Pig King 1870
232
The Little Feather of Fenist the Bright Falcon 1874
238
The Emperor Scursuni 1875
244
The Great Beast 1880
248
The Maiden and the Beast 1882
249
The SmallTooth Dog 1895
253
8 Cursed Princes and Sweet Rewards ATU 440The Frog King or Iron Henry
257
The Frog King or Iron Henry 1812
258
The Frog Prince 1815
260
The Frog King or Iron Henry 1857
262
The Maiden and the Frog 1849
265
The Little Mouse with the Stinky Tail 1875
267
Penny Jack 1888
270
The Wonderful Frog 1889
273
The Snake and the Princess 1890
275
The Well of the Worlds End 1890
276
The Queen and the Frog 1891
279
The Princess and the Scabby Toad 1891
281
9 The Fate of Spinning ATU 500501The Name of the Supernatural Helper and The Three Old Spinning Women
285
Rumpelstiltskin 1812
286
Rumpelstiltskin 1857
287
About Nasty Flax Spinning 1812
290
The Three Spinners 1857
291
The Three Aunts 1852
292
The Girl Who Could Spin Gold from Clay and Long Straw 1853
295
Kruzimügeli 1863
297
Lignu di Scupa 1870
299
The Aunts 1882
301
The Lazy SpinningGirl Who Became a Queen 1889
303
Tom Tit Tot 1890
305
Kinkach Martinko 1896
309
10 The Revenge and Reward of Neglected Daughters ATU 510ACinderella
313
Cinderella 1812
314
Rushen Coatie 1890
353
Fair Brown and Trembling 1894
356
Cinderella 1907
362
11 Incestuous Fathers and Brothers ATU 510BPeau dAsne also called The Dress of Gold of Silver and of Stars Cap o Rushes
367
All Fur 1812
369
Princess Mouseskin 1812
372
All Fur 1857
373
By Command of the Prince Daniel 18551864
377
The King Who Wished to Marry His Daughter 1860
381
BesomCast BrushCast CombCast 1863
383
All Fur 1864
385
Betta Pilusa 1870
387
The Golden Bull 1877
393
Maria Wood 1877
395
The Princess Who Would Not Marry Her Father 1882
398
Catskin 1890
403
12 Wild and Golden Men ATU 502 and ATU 314The Wild Man and Goldener
407
The Wild Man 1815
409
Iron Hans 1857
411
Iron Hans 1844
417
The Golden Youth 1852
420
The Princess on the Glass Mountain 1853
424
The Wild Man of the Marsh 1876
431
The Grateful Tartaro and the HerenSuge 1879
438
Georgik and Merlin 1915
444
13 Extraordinary Heroes ATU 513The Extraordinary Companions ATU 513AHow Six Go through the World ATU 513BThe Land and Water Ship
453
How Six Made Their Way through the World 1819
455
How Six Made Their Way through the World 1857
459
The Six Servants 1812
463
Ashiepattle and His Goodly Crew 1848
467
The Four Brothers 1852
472
The King of Lochlins Three Daughters 18601862
475
How St Joseph Helped a Young Man Win the Daughter of a King 1870
478
The Flying Ship 1874
484
Long Broad and Sharpsight 1890
488
14 Shrewd Cats and Foxes ATU 545BPuss in Boots
497
Puss in Boots 1812
498
Count Martin von der Katze 1867
501
Count Piro 1870
503
Count Joseph Pear 1875
508
The Gilded Fox 18801882
511
Prince Csihan Nettles 1889
515
Bukutschichan 1919
520
15 The Wishes of Fools ATU 675The Lazy Boy
525
Simple Hans 1812
526
Emilian the Fool 18551864
527
The Half Man 1864
529
Scioccolone 1874
534
The FigandRaisin Fool 1875
540
The Bakers Idle Son 1882
542
The Fairy Tale about Falchetto 1885
543
The Sluggard 1896
545
16 Evil Stepmothers and Magic Mirrors ATU 709Snow White
551
Snow White Snow White or The Unfortunate Child 1808
552
Snow White 1812
555
Snow White 1857
561
The Death of the Seven Dwarfs 1856
568
Maria the Evil Stepmother and the Seven Robbers 1870
572
Child Margarita 1875
575
Maroula and the Mother of Eros 1877
578
The Vain Queen 1882
580
The Magic Slippers 1885
582
Gold Tree and Silver Tree 1894
585
A Tuscan SnowWhite and the Dwarfs 1905
588
17 The Taming of Shrews ATU 900King Thrushbeard
591
King Thrushbeard 1812
592
King Thrushbeard 1857
595
Hacon Grizzlebeard 1852
598
The Humiliated Princess 1870
603
The Haughty Princess 1870
607
Blanca the Haughty 1870
609
The Crumb in the Beard 1873
618
The Finicky Princess 1875
621
The Princess of England 1886
626
The Prince Who Was Supposed to Be Too Young to Marry 1891
628
18 Bloodthirsty Husbands and Serial Killers ATU 955The Robber Bridegroom ATU 311Rescue by the Sister Maiden ATU 312MaidenKiller Bluebeard
635
Bluebeard 1812
636
Fitchers Bird 1812
639
The Robber Bridegroom 1857
640
Fitchers Bird 1857
643
King Bluebeard 1852
646
The Widow and Her Daughters 18601862
648
Bluebeard 1866
651
The Counts Daughter c 1867
655
The Story about Oh My 1870
657
The Cobbler and His Three Daughters Bluebeard 1877
663
Redbeard 1881
665
The Story of a Turner 1881
666
A Tuscan Bluebeard 1905
669
Short Biographies
672
Bibliography
687
Back Cover
715
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Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and the author of more than fifteen books on folk and fairy tales.

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