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THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES., Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,

Author Name    Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,

Title   THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   2nd Printing

Publisher   London Oxford University Press 1974

ISBN Number    0192115596 / 9780192115591

Seller ID   29755

255 pp, 10" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Per-rault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruickshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Green-away, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler." Contents: Introduction; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer; The Yellow Dwarf; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Ridinghood; Diamonds and Toads; Bluebeard; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hop o' my Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; The Three Wishes; The Three Heads in the Well; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Frog Prince; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rumpelstiltskin; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Tinder Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Swineherd; Hansel and Gretel; Chief Commentaries Consulted; Sources of the Illustrations; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge, minor browning on inside edges.

Folklore,  Folk  Tales,  Brothers  Grimm,  Perrault,  Hans  Christian  Andersen,  Fables,  Nursery  Literature,  Fairies,  Magic,  Spells,  Curses,  Giants,  Wolves,  Cats,  Glass  Slippers,  Dwarfs,  Princesses,  Bears,  Witches,  Fairy  Tales,  Tom  Thumb,  Jack  Giant  Killer,  Yellow  Dwarf,  Dwarves,  Sleeping  Beauty,  Little  Red  Ridinghood,  Toads,  Bluebeard,  Blue  Bard,  Puss  In  Boots,  Cinderella,  Cinderilla,  Hop  O'  My  Thumb,  Beauty  And  Beast,  Three  Wishes,  Three  Heads  In  Well,  Jack  And  Beanstalk,  Snow  White,  Seven  Dwarfs,  Frog  Prince,  Twelve  Dancing  Princesses,  Rumpelstiltskin,  Goldilocks,  Three  Bears,  Tinder  Box,  Princess  And  Pea,  Thumbelina,  Tommelise,  Swineherd,  Hansel  And  Gretel,  Princesses. 

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