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    612-822-4611

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Stories of Trees, Woods, and the Forest

Stories of Trees, Woods, and the Forest

Stafford, Fiona

Hardcover

Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Classics

Fiction AnthologiesClassic FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $20.00

ISBN10: 0593320182
ISBN13: 9780593320181
Publisher: Everymans Lib
Published: Sep 7 2021
Pages: 480
Weight: 1.05
Height: 1.40 Width: 4.50 Depth: 7.20
Language: English
A beautiful hardcover anthology of stories by a brilliant and surprising mix of classic and contemporary writers who have been inspired by trees

Trees have starred in stories ever since Ovid described the nymph Daphne's metamorphosis into a laurel, and the landscape of literature has long been enlivened by wild woodlands, sacred groves, and fertile orchards. This delightful collection ranges from Ovid to Austen and from Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest (via Thomas Love Peacock's Maid Marian) to Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Here are forest-haunted fairy tales both classic (the Brothers Grimm) and inventively retold (Angela Carter). There is room in these woods for comedy as well as terror, in Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm, and Alexander McCall Smith's Head Tree. Notable writers from around the world contribute arboreal fiction--from South Africa, Finland, France, Zimbabwe, Russia, Martinique, and India, as well as Britain, Ireland, Canada, and America. From Daphne du Maurier's The Apple Tree to R. K. Narayan's Under the Banyan Tree, the sheer range of stories in these pages will leave readers refreshed and dazzled.

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