Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 August 2012

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083792

Bookseller Code (06)


Tales of magic, tales in print

On the genealogy of fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm

Willem de Blécourt

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Covers fairy tales form all over Europe, from Greece to Scandinavia, from Russia to Ireland, with sidesteps to the Muslim world, India, and the USA.
  • Publication will coincide with the 2012 celebration of 200 years of the Grimms' fairy tales
  • This study provides a fresh look on how the Brothers Grimm obtained their stories
  • Written in accessible and jargon-free style this study offers a survey of Fairy Tale literature

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