Victorian Fairy Tales
Price: 15.29 GBP
Author: Newton, Michael (edited with an introduction and notes by)
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition No jacket
Edition First Thus
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher Oxford University Press 2018
ISBN Number 019882579X / 9780198825791
Inventory No. BK0017
New hardback. Pink cloth. RRP £16.99. First impression of this new edition. The Victorian fascination with fairyland vivified the literature of the period, and led to some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as W. M. Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its abilities to reflect our deepest concerns. In tales of whimsy and romance, witty satire and uncanny mystery, love, suffering, family, and the travails of identity are imaginatively explored. Michael Newton's Introduction and notes provide illuminating contextual and biographical information about the authors and the development of the literary fairy tale. A selection of original illustrations is also included. 146 x 223 x 37 (mm). pp. xliii, 444.
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