The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

3.88 avg rating
( 4,387 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394497716: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Analyses of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and other fairy tales reveal their value in educating, supporting, and liberating the emotions of children

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives. The Atlantic
A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales. John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will. Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books
Provocative and persuasive. Boston Globe"

"Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives." --The Atlantic

"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales." --John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

"A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will." --Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books

"Provocative and persuasive." --Boston Globe

About the Author:

Bruno Bettelheim was born in Vienna in 1903. He received his doctorate at the University of Vienna and came to America in 1939, after a year in the concentration camps of Dachau and Buchenwald. He was a Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of both psychology and psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He died in 1990.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780307739636: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Vintage)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0307739635 ISBN 13:  9780307739636
Publisher: Vintage, 2010
Softcover

9787509770887: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Chinese Edition)

Social..., 2015
Hardcover

9780679723936: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Vintag..., 1989
Softcover

9780140137279: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Penguin Psychology)

Penguin, 1991
Softcover

9780394722658: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Random..., 1988
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bruno Bettelheim
ISBN 10: 0394497716 ISBN 13: 9780394497716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0394497716

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
79.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Bettelheim, Bruno
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394497716 ISBN 13: 9780394497716
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0394497716

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
92.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Bettelheim, Bruno
ISBN 10: 0394497716 ISBN 13: 9780394497716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # E-0394497716

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
125.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Bettelheim, Bruno
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1976)
ISBN 10: 0394497716 ISBN 13: 9780394497716
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0394497716

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
125.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Bettelheim, Bruno
ISBN 10: 0394497716 ISBN 13: 9780394497716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # EX-0394497716

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
125.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds