From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

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From classical enchantresses to Mother Goose to the Brothers Grimm, a cultural study of fairy tales shows what they reveal about the changing status of women, the ways of men, racial prejudice, and other serious subjects.

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One dare not even call it seminal, yet in this ground-breaking work, English novelist and historian Marina Warner casts herself as the female Joseph Campbell in a fascinating and lively book that opens with the observation that "storytelling makes women thrive -- and not exclusively women," and then lifts the veil on both tellers and tales ranging from Sibyl to the late, great Angela Carter, from Lot's daughters to Disney's "Little Mermaid." She finds a not-so-hidden history of women, sex, power, fear -- and even healing -- lurking therein. An eye-opening reworking of our common myth pool.

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Marina Warner is the author of four novels and many works of nonfiction, notably Alone of All Her Sex and Monuments and Maidens. Recently she edited a collection of six seventeenth-century French fairy tales, Wonder Tales. She lives in London.

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