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Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, the (1993) [Anthology]
by Joan Aiken Donald Barthelme L. Frank Baum Frances Browne Angela Carter Lucy Lane Clifford John Collier Walter de la Mare Mary de Morgan Jeanne Desy Philip K. Dick Charles Dickens Lord Dunsany Louise Erdrich Juliana Horatia Ewing Kenneth Grahame Nathaniel Hawthorne Laurence Housman Richard Hughes Richard Kennedy Ursula K. Le Guin Tanith Lee Alison Lurie George MacDonald Bernard Malamud Naomi Mitchison Edith Nesbit Howard Pyle John Ruskin Carl Sandburg Catherine Sinclair Isaac Bashevis Singer Robert Louis Stevenson Frank R. Stockton James Thurber Sylvia Townsend Warner H. G. Wells T.H. White Oscar Wilde Jay Williams Jane Yolen Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Oxford Books of Prose

Summary (From the publisher):

This marvellous collection of fairy tales, some moral, some satirical, some bizarre, reflects the popularity and scope of this enduring and versatile genre. With tales written by figures as diverse as Charles Dickens and Ursula Le Guin, this anthology will appeal to the child which exists in every adult.

Original title: The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations
Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

The following works are contained within this one:
     Uncle David's Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies (1839) [Short Story]
      Author: Catherine Sinclair
     Feathertop (1846) [Short Story]
      Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
     King of the Golden River, the (1850) [Short Story]
      Author: John Ruskin
     Story of Fairyfoot, the (1856) [Short Story]
      Author: Frances Browne
     Light Princess, the (1864) [Short Story]
      Author: George MacDonald
     Magic Fishbone, the (1868) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Toy Princess, a (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary de Morgan
     New Mother, the (1882) [Short Story]
      Author: Lucy Lane Clifford
     Good Luck Is Better Than Gold (1882) [Short Story]
      Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing
     Griffin and the Minor Canon, the (1885) [Short Story]
      Author: Frank R. Stockton
     Apple of Contentment, the (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Howard Pyle
     Selfish Giant, the (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Rooted Lover, the (1894) [Short Story]
      Author: Laurence Housman
     Song of the Morrow, the (1894) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Reluctant Dragon, the (1898) [Short Story]
      Author: Kenneth Grahame
     Book of Beasts, the (1900) [Short Story]
      Author: Edith Nesbit
     Queen of Quok, the (1901) [Short Story]
      Author: L. Frank Baum
     Magic Shop, the (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: H. G. Wells
     Kith of the Elf- Folk, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: Lord Dunsany
     Story of Blixie Blimber and the Power of the Gold Buckskin Whincher, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Carl Sandburg
     Lovely Myfanwy, the (1925) [Short Story]
      Author: Walter de la Mare
     Troll, the (1935) [Short Story]
      Author: T.H. White
     Bluebeard's Daughter (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
     Chaser, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: John Collier
     Gertrude's Child (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Hughes
     Unicorn in the Garden, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: James Thurber
     King of the Elves (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Philip K. Dick
     In the Family (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Naomi Mitchison
     Jewbird, the (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Bernard Malamud
     Menaseh's Dream (1968) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
     Glass Mountain, the (1970) [Short Story]
      Author: Donald Barthelme
     Prince Amilec (1972) [Short Story]
      Author: Tanith Lee
     Petronella (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Jay Williams
     Man Who Had Seen the Rope Trick, the (1976) [Short Story]
      Author: Joan Aiken
     Courtship of Mr Lyon, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter
     River Maid, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Jane Yolen
     Princess Who Stood on Her Own Two Feet, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Jeanne Desy
     Wife's Story, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Porcelain Man, the (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Kennedy
     Old Man Potchikoo (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Louise Erdrich


Edition #1: The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales

The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Alison Lurie
  • "This collection isn't a book for children, but a book for readers who would like to be." Maria Warner, Times Literary Supplement
  • "[An] excellent anthology...I devoured it with childish voraciousness, reminiscent of those nights of late reading with a torch in the cave of one's bedclothes." Caroline Moore, The Times
  • "[a] witty and enterprising story selection...Ms Lurie truns surprise into a unifying principle. Each of these tales finds some way to turn a traditional fairy-tale formula inside out." New York Times
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Manifested in:

The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford & New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019282385X
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 455

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