The Classic Fairy Tales

The Classic Fairy Tales

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Author/Contributor(s): Opie, Iona ; Opie, Peter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 11/13/1980
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
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.