Warner, Marina Wonder Tales

ISBN 13: 9780099477013

Wonder Tales

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9780099477013: Wonder Tales

Marina Warner has gathered together a magical collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries. These are passionate, extraordinary, and occasionally proto-feminist retellings of classic fairy stories by women who ingeniously used the fairy tale genre to comment on their own times and experiences. The stories are all in superb new translations by celebrated writers, including A. S. Byatt, Gilbert Adair and John Ashbery. With a brilliant intorduction by Marina Warner, recognised as one of our greatest experts on myth and fairy tale.

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A unique and delightful collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries, edited and with an introduction by Marina Warner.

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'The wit and freshness of these stories comes as a shock of delight'

Michele Roberts, TLS

Marina Warner has gathered together a magical collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These are passionate, extraordinary, and occasionally proto-feminist retellings of classic fairy stories by women who ingeniously used the fairy-tale genre to comment on their own times and experiences.

These stories are all in translations by celebrated writers, including Gilbert Adair, John Ashbery, Ranjit Bolt, A.S. Byatt and Terence Cave. With an illuminating introduction by Marina Warner, recognised as one of our greatest experts on myth and fairy tale.

'Fascinating reading'

Claire Messud, European

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