Folk and Fairy Tales – Fifth Edition
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554813650 / 1554813654
  • 504 pages; 6" x 9"
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Folk and Fairy Tales – Fifth Edition

  • Publication Date: June 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554813650 / 1554813654
  • 504 pages; 6" x 9"

This bestselling anthology of folk and fairy tales brings together 54 stories, 9 critical articles, and 24 color illustrations from a range of historical and geographic traditions. Sections group tales together by theme or juxtapose variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres. Accessible critical selections provide a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret the tales for themselves. An expanded introduction by the editors looks at the history of folk and fairy tales and distinguishes between the genres, while revised introductions to individual sections provide more detailed history of particular tellers and tales, paying increased attention to the background and cultural origin of each tale.

This new edition includes a larger selection of critical articles (including pieces by J.R.R. Tolkien and Marina Warner), more modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales (including stories by Neil Gaiman and Emma Donoghue), and an expanded selection of color illustrations.

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Praise for past editions

“This collection simultaneously gives readers a thorough introduction to the folk and fairy tale canon and challenges us to rethink that canon by including non-Western variants and postmodern retellings of classic tales, illustrations, and critical essays that enrich and diversify our sense of the field. Best of all, organizing the tales by theme and by tale type encourages students to make innovative and original connections. It is a fabulous introduction to the primary texts and to some of the central debates in the field.” — Dara Regaignon, New York University

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

  • The Story of Grandmother, Paul Delarue
  • The False Grandmother, Italo Calvino
  • Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault
  • Little Red Cap, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, Ed Young

CINDERELLA

  • Cinderella: or The Little Glass Slipper, Charles Perrault
  • Ashputtle, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Cap o’ Rushes, Joseph Jacobs
  • Vasilisa the Beautiful, Aleksandr Afanas’ev
  • Little Gold Star, Joe Hayes
  • The Little Red Fish and the Clog of Gold, Inea Bushnaq
  • The Indian Cinderella, Cyrus Macmillan

SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Sun, Moon, and Talia (Sole, Lune, e Talia), Giambaista Basile
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Charles Perrault
  • Brier Rose, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

GROWING UP (IS HARD TO DO)

  • Hansel and Gretel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Snow White, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Rapunzel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen

THE NATURE OF LOVE

  • Beauty and the Beast, Madame Leprince de Beaumont
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Asbjørnsen and Moe
  • The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Woman of the Sea, Helen Waddell

BRAIN OVER BRAWN (THE TRICKSTER)

  • The Brave Little Tailor, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hans Christian Andersen
  • Clever Gretel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Flossie and the Fox, Patricia C. McKissack
  • Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Death of Brer Wolf, Julius Lester
  • From Tiger to Anansi, Philip M. Sherlock

VILLAINS

  • The Juniper Tree, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Bluebeard, Charles Perrault
  • Rumpelstiltskin, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

THE “CAULDRON OF STORY”

  • The Neapolitan Soldier, Italo Calvino
  • Molly Whuppie, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Young Slave, Giambaista Basile
  • The Robber Bridegroom, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Pig King, Giovanni Francesco Straparola
  • The Frog Maiden, Maung Htin Aung

NEW WINE IN OLD BOTTLES

  • Little Red Riding Hood, David McPhail
  • The Company of Wolves, Angela Carter
  • Wolf, Francesca Lia Block
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Anne Thackeray Ritchie
  • When the Clock Strikes, Tanith Lee
  • The Wicked Stepmother’s Lament, Sara Maitland
  • Snow White, The Merseyside Fairy Story Collective
  • Snow, Glass, Apples, Neil Gaiman
  • The Tale of the Rose, Emma Donoghue
  • The Fourth Pig, Naomi Mitchison
  • The Three Little Pigs, James Finn Garner
  • Little Man, Michael Cunningham

ILLUSTRATION

  • Little Red Riding Hood: About a Girl and a Wolf
  • Sleeping Beauty: From One to Many
  • Hansel and Gretel: Whether to Laugh or to Cry
  • Snow White: Shades of Gray
  • Beauty and the Beast: Getting to Know You
  • On the Psychiatrist’s Couch
  • Different Worlds: Wouldn’t It Be Nice …?
  • Once Upon a (Particular) Time
  • Cauldron of Story—Postmodern Style
  • Postscript: Some Day My Prince Will Come … or Not

CRITICISM

  • On Fairy-Stories, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Fairy-Tale Hero: The Image of Man in the Fairy-Tale, Max Lüthi
  • The Struggle for Meaning, Bruno Bettelheim
  • Fairy Tales from a Folkloristic Perspective, Alan Dundes
  • Feminist Fairy-Tale Scholarship, Donald Haase
  • From Traditional Tales, Fairy Stories, and Cautionary Tales to Controversial Visual Texts: Do We Need to Be Fearful?, Sandra L. Becke
  • Did They Live Happily Ever Afer? Rewriting Fairy Tales for a Contemporary Audience, Laura Tosi
  • Disney Revisited, Or, Jiminy Cricket, It’s Musty Down Here!, Betsy Hearne
  • Techno-Magic: Cinema and Fairy Tale, Marina Warner
  • The End of Fairy Tales? How Shrek and Friends Have Changed Children’s Stories, James Poniewozik

Martin Hallett has retired from teaching and lives in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia. Barbara Karasek has retired from teaching and lives in Montreal.

Features of Folk and Fairy Tales

  • — 54 stories from a range of historical and geographic traditions
  • — Tales are grouped by theme or variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres
  • — Criticism section features 9 articles, providing a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret
  • — Modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales like Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella
  • — 24 color illustrations are accompanied by critical discussion

Features New to the Fifth Edition

  • — New critical articles on feminist fairy tale criticism; controversial illustrated children’s books; and fairy tales and cinema
  • — 18 tales are new to this edition
  • — New contemporary tales by Neil Gaiman, Emma Donoghue, and others