The Classic Fairy Tales
ISBN10: 0195202198 ISBN13: 9780195202199 Contributors: Opie, Iona Archibald (Compiler); Opie, Peter Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Nov 13 1980 Pages: 336 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This volume contains twenty-four of the best known fairy tales in the English language, presented here in the exact words of their first English publication or of the earliest surviving text. Including "Sleeping Beauty," "Bluebeard," "Cinderella," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel," as well as many others, this collection provides a historical introduction for each tale and a general Introduction which traces the history of fairy tales collected in Asia and Europe long before they appeared in English.