Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grimm Legacies Presenter: Michael Hearn


The Victorian Fairy Tale Book (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) by Michael Hearn is another fitting post which cross-matches between Charles Dickens' birthday today and the recent Grimm Legacies Symposium at Harvard. The book contains a story by Dickens among others. I am also putting images and links to some of Hearn's other books, but wanted to highlight The Victorian Fairy Tale Book today.

Book 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.

Table of Contents:


The King of the Golden River
by Josh Ruskin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Robert Browning

The Rose and the Ring
by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Magic Fish-Bone
by Charles Dickens

by Henry Morley

The Fairies
by William Allingham

The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling-Cloak
by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Goblin Market
by Christina Rossetti

The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde
by Mary De Morgan

The Golden Key
by George MacDonald

The Stolen Child
by William Butler Yeats

The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde

The Brown Owl
by Ford Madox Ford

Rocking-Horse Land
by Laurence Housman

The Reluctant Dragon
by Kenneth Grahame

The Deliverers of Their Country
by E. Nesbit

From Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by J.M. Barrie

About the Authors and Illustrators

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