Wonder Tales

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Author: Warner, Marina (edited and with An Introduction by)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Edition First Publisher Edition

Publisher New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996

Illustrator Illustrated by Herxheimer, Sophie

Seller ID 003356

Once upon a time, in the Paris of Louis XIV, five ladies and a gentleman - all of them urbane aristocrats - seized on the new enthusiasm for "Mother Goose stories" and decided to write some of them down. Telling stories resourcefully and artfully was a key social grace for them, and when they wrote down these elegant narratives, they consciously invented the modern fairy tale as we still know it today. For this beautiful anthology of six masterpiece Wonder Tales, Marine Warner invited the collaboration of five writers with a special sympathy for the French stories they render her in burnished, cunning, and amusing English. "The White Cat", "The Subtle Princess", "Bearskin", "Starlight", The Counterfeit Marquise", and "The Great Green Worm" are as unforgettable today as they were when they were first published centuries ago. Wonder was the key to the stories, and each tale abounds with transformations and magic. Drawings included. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

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