Publisher description for The classic fairy tales / [compiled by] Iona and Peter Opie.


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This volume contains twenty-four of the best known fairy tales in the English language, presented here in the exact words of their first English publication or of the earliest surviving text. Including "Sleeping Beauty," "Bluebeard," "Cinderella," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel," as well as many others, this collection provides a historical introduction for each tale and a general Introduction which traces the history of fairy tales collected in Asia and Europe long before they appeared in English.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fairy tales.
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.