The Classic Fairy Tales

Paperback | November 1, 1980

byIona Opie, Peter Opie

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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 wellas 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.

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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 wellas many others, this collection provides a ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 5.08 × 7.76 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 1980Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195202198

ISBN - 13:9780195202199

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"The Opies' work is classic. . . . I'd . . . prefer this book . . . to a Grimms' collection."--Faron Scott, Fort Lewis College