Provides a social history of the fairy tale, focusing on the social and historical roots of the classical tales, such as "The Wonderful Wizard' of OZ", "Pinocchio", "The Thousand and One Nights", etc.
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.children and adults. Discussed are Charles Perrault, L. Frank Baum and Pinnocchio.
Table of Contents
Spells of Enchantment
An Overview of the History of Fairy Tales 1 (29)
The Rise of the French Fairy Tale and the 30 (19)
Decline of France
The Splendor of the Arabian Nights 49 (12)
Once There Were Two Brothers Named Grimm 61 (19)
Hans Christian Andersen and the Discourse of 80 (31)
The Flowering of the Fairy Tale in Victorian 111(23)
Oscar Wilde's Tales of Illumination 134(7)
Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as Tragic-Comic 141(10)
Frank Stockton, American Pioneer of Fairy 151(8)
L. Frank Baum and the Utopian Spirit of Oz 159(24)
Hermann Hesse's Fairy Tales and the Pursuit 183(16)