The Victorian Fairy Tale Book (Paperback)

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Description


From Robert Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one —in the words of Laurence Houseman, author of the classic Rocking Horse Land—“is an expression of the joy of living.”
 
Accompanied by the illustrations from the original editions of these works—by such celebrated Victorian artists as Dante, Gabriel Rossetti, Maxfield Parrish, and Arthur Rackham—this collection will delight readers both young and old.

About the Author


Michael Patrick Hearn’s books include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Annotated Christmas Carol, and The Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Book. He lives in New York City.

Praise for The Victorian Fairy Tale Book…


“A superb anthology. The keynote of the collection is pure enchantment.”
The Washington Post Book World
 
“The language is elegant and lush, shot through with starlight and rainbows.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“A delight.”
—Madeleine L’Engle

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375714553
ISBN-13: 9780375714559
Published: Pantheon, 12/03/2002
Pages: 416
Language: English


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