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Published: 13 November 1980

344 Pages | illus.

ISBN: 9780195202199

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The Classic Fairy Tales

Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie

Presents twenty-four of the best known tales in the exact words in which they were first published in English; or, in a few cases, in the exact words of the earliest surviving or source text. Each tale has an introduction telling something of its origin. A general introduction gives the over-all history of fairy-tale literature, and describes the collections made in Europe and Asia, long before most of the tales were printed in English.

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