Summary: This anthology is designed to provide a solid foundation for courses in Children's Literature, Folklore, and the Literature of Fantasy. The editors offer a broad selection of tales, grouped by theme and era, as well as variants of individual tales that invite cross-cultural and comparative analysis. Each group is preceded by an introduction by the editors. Selections from influenctial works of criticism range from a segment of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic essay "On ...show moreFairy Stories" to recent work by Jack Zipes and Maria Tatar; also included is a section on the illustration of fairy tales and a bibliogrpahy. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 08
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