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Victorian Sources Of Fairy Tales

Author : Robert Gilbert
ISBN : 1843710390
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the nineteenth century, scholarly and popular attitudes towards the fairy tale shifted and a darker vision of fairies emerged. As traditional fairy tales and literary imaginings progressed, fairies remained a delight for children but also became an escape for adults perturbed by a growing tide of religious doubt. This five-volume set includes rare editions of little known as well as famous fairy tales.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Victorian Fairy Tale Book

Author : Michael Patrick Hearn
ISBN : 9780307814159
Genre : Fiction
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From Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living. Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Category: Fiction

Victorian Fairy Tales

Author : Jack Zipes
ISBN : 9781136744105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

7 Best Short Stories Victorian Fairy Tales

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9788577773503
Genre : Fiction
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The reinvention of fairy tales was a very particular feature of Victorian literature. Many authors dedicated to other genres tried their luck by making their own versions of the fairytale universe. The critic August Nemo selected seven of these Victorian fairy tales for your appreciation: - The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin. - The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray. - The Golden Key by George MacDonald. - The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Craik - The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. - Melisande by Edith Nesbit. - The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame.
Category: Fiction

Fairy Tales Natural History And Victorian Culture

Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
ISBN : 9781137342409
Genre : Fiction
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Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture examines how literary fairy tales were informed by natural historical knowledge in the Victorian period, as well as how popular science books used fairies to explain natural history at a time when 'nature' became a much debated word.
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Science In Wonderland

Author : Melanie Keene
ISBN : 9780199662654
Genre : Science
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Presents a new perspective on Victorian scientific discoveries and inventions; includes a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales and stories; looks at why fairies and their tales were chosen as an appropriate new form for capturing and presenting scientific and technological knowledge to young audiences; examines a range of scientific subjects, from palaeontology to entomology to astronomy.--Provided by publisher.
Category: Science

Ventures Into Childland

Author : U. C. Knoepflmacher
ISBN : 0226448169
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Behind the innocent face of Victorian fairy tales such as Through the Looking Glass or Mopsa the Fairy lurks the spectre of an intense nineteenth-century debate about the very nature - and ownership - of childhood. In the engagingly written Ventures into Childland, U.C. Knoepflmacher illuminates this debate. Offering brilliant rereadings of classics from the "Golden Age of Children's Literature" as well as literature commonly considered "grown-up," Knoepflmacher probes deeply into the relations between adults and children, adults and their own childhood selves, and between the lives of beloved Victorian authors and their "children's tales."
Category: Literary Criticism

European Fairy Tales From The Renaissance To The Late Victorian Era

Author : Mehrdad F. Samadzadeh
ISBN : 1433170981
Genre : Childhood in literature
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This book explores the interplay of childhood and the fairy tale as they both changed character in accordance with the historical transformations of the mid-nineteenth century. While the fairy tale was instrumental in the social construction of childhood, the latter for its part played an equally crucial role in altering the narrative structure of the fairy tale. So viewed, the story of childhood is closely intertwined with the fairy tale, and both with modernity as it changed its focus with the changing direction of the civilizing process. The liberating potential of modernity emerges when a broad spectrum of the marginalized, including children, begin to assert themselves and gain recognition as independent subjects of historical inquiry.
Category: Childhood in literature

Moulding The Female Body In Victorian Fairy Tales And Sensation Novels

Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
ISBN : 9781317093916
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Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.
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Victorian Fairy Tales

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9780191017360
Genre : Fiction
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The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes 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 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 ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.
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Folklore And The Fantastic In Nineteenth Century British Fiction

Author : Dr Jason Marc Harris
ISBN : 9781409489900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with folkloric fiction. His analysis includes a wide range of writers, including James Barrie, William Carleton, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Sheridan Le Fanu, Neil Gunn, George MacDonald, William Sharp, Robert Louis Stevenson, and James Hogg. These authors, Harris suggests, used folklore to articulate profound cultural ambivalence towards issues of class, domesticity, education, gender, imperialism, nationalism, race, politics, religion, and metaphysics. Harris's analysis of the function of folk metaphysics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century narratives reveals the ideological agendas of the appropriation of folklore and the artistic potential of superstition in both folkloric and literary contexts of the supernatural.
Category: Literary Criticism

Figures Of The Outcast

Author : Elaine Margaret Ostry
ISBN : OCLC:41575830
Genre : Fairy tales
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The Victorian Press And The Fairy Tale

Author : C. Sumpter
ISBN : 9780230227644
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.
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The Complete Fairy Tales

Author : George MacDonald
ISBN : 9781101651377
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George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination". The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.
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Complete Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1101042486
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The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.”
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Scottish Folk And Fairy Tales From Burns To Buchan

Author : Gordon Jarvie
ISBN : 9780141900209
Genre : Fiction
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Mystery and excitement abound in this lively collection of fairy tales, folklore and legends, which celebrate Scotland's enormously rich oral tradition and offers a carefully chosen combination of old favourites such as Tam Lin, Thomas Rymer and Adam Bell, as well as more modern stories by master story-tellers like Andrew Lang, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan.
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Charles Dickens And The Victorian Child

Author : Amberyl Malkovich
ISBN : 9781135074258
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the ‘ideal’ Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children’s Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers and readers alike, yet this did not stop the reading public from bringing home works not expressly intended for children and reading to their family. Within the idealized middle class family circle, authors such as Charles Dickens were read and appreciated by members of all ages. By examining some of Dickens’s works that contain the imperfect child, and placing them alongside works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Stretton, Rossetti, and Nesbit, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era and early Edwardian period. These authors use elements of religion, death, irony, fairy worlds, gender, and class to illustrate the need for the ideal child and yet the impossibility of such a construct. Malkovich contends that the ‘imperfect’ child more readily reflects reality, whereas the ‘ideal’ child reflects an unattainable fantasy and while debates rage over how to define children’s literature, such children, though somewhat changed, can still be found in the most popular of literatures read by children contemporarily.
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At The Back Of The North Wind

Author : George Macdonald
ISBN : 1770482822
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The unique blend of fairy tale atmosphere and social realism in this novel laid the groundwork for modern fantasy literature. In the novel, Little Diamond, a kind and precocious boy living in poverty, is befriended by the mysterious North Wind, who takes him on her nightly adventures. Written in intensely poetic language, At the Back of the North Wind transcends the genres of children’s book or fairy tale. Appendices include essays on childhood by contemporaries such as John Ruskin and Charles Dickens, as well as contextualizing selections from Victorian fantasy and fairy tales.
Category: Juvenile Fiction