Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of the famous tales, the contexts in which they flourished, and the tellers themselves - from ancient sibylis and old crones to Angela Carter and Disney.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages, illustrations (some colour) facsimiles, map, portraits (some colour)
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/09/1995
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780099479512