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The Classic Fairy Tales

The Classic Fairy Tales
Author: Iona Opie - Peter Opie
ISBN 13: 9780195202199
ISBN 10: 195202198
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1980-11-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
List Price: $19.99

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.