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The Resource Fairy tales : a new history, Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Fairy tales : a new history, Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Label
Fairy tales : a new history
Title
Fairy tales
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission. Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy tales are looked at in a new way in these highly engaging pages. Conventional wisdom holds that fairy tales originated in the oral traditions of peasants and were recorded for posterity by the Brothers Grimm during the nineteenth century. The author overturns this view in this account of the origins of these well loved stories. Charles Perrault created Cinderella and her fairy godmother, but no countrywoman whispered this tale into Perrault's ear. Instead, his Cinderella appeared only after he had edited it from the book of often amoral tales published by Giambattista Basile in Naples. Distinguishing fairy tales from folktales and showing the influence of the medieval romance on them, the author documents how fairy tales originated as urban writing for urban readers and listeners. Working backward from the Grimms to the earliest known sixteenth-century fairy tales of the Italian Renaissance, she argues for a book based history of fairy tales. The first new approach to fairy tale history in decades, this book answers questions about where fairy tales came from and how they spread, illuminating a narrative process long veiled by surmise and assumption
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bottigheimer, Ruth B
Dewey number
398.209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GR550
LC item number
.B648 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Fairy tales
Label
Fairy tales : a new history, Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Why a new history of fairy tales? -- Two accounts of the Grimm's tales : the folk as creator, the book as source -- The late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century layers : Perrault, Lhéritier, and their successors -- The two inventors of fairy tale tradition : Giambattista Basile (1634-1636) and Giovan Francesco Straparola (1551, 1553) -- A new history
Control code
ocn233591867
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 152 p.
Isbn
9781438425245
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028301
System control number
(OCoLC)233591867
Label
Fairy tales : a new history, Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Why a new history of fairy tales? -- Two accounts of the Grimm's tales : the folk as creator, the book as source -- The late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century layers : Perrault, Lhéritier, and their successors -- The two inventors of fairy tale tradition : Giambattista Basile (1634-1636) and Giovan Francesco Straparola (1551, 1553) -- A new history
Control code
ocn233591867
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 152 p.
Isbn
9781438425245
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028301
System control number
(OCoLC)233591867

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