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Queen's Mirror, the (2001) [Anthology]
by Bettina von Arnim Gisela von Arnim Sophie von Baudissin Louise Dittmar Hedwig Dohm Elisabeth Ebeling Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Agnes Franz Karoline von Günderrode Amalie von Helwig Ricarda Huch Ludovica Brentano Jordis Fanny Lewald Benedikte Naubert Marie von Olfers Amalie Schoppe Karoline Stahl Sophie Tieck-Bernhardi Marie Timme Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This anthology presents a variety of published and archival fairy tales from 1780 to 1900. These authors of these stories used fairy tales to explain their own lives, to teach children, to examine history, and to critique society and the status quo. Powerful and conflicted females are queens, girls on quests, mothers, daughters, magical wisewomen, and midwives to the fairies; they love, hate, murder, save children, fight tyranny, overcome cannibals, and rescue the working poor. Jeannine Blackwell's introduction places the tales in their historical, social, and critical context, and Shawn C. Jarvis's afterword presents a thematic analysis of the texts and approaches to reading them in conjunction with other European and American tales.

Edited and translated by Shawn C. Jarvis and Jeannine Blackwell


  • Introduction: The Historical Context of German Women's Fairy Tales by Jeannine Blackwell
  • Prologue: the Ghost Lady by Gisela von Arnim
  • The Tale of Fewei by Catherine the Great
  • Boadicea and Velleda by Ludovica Brentano Jordis
  • The Old Man in the Cave by Sophie Tieck Bernhardi von Knorring
  • The Giants' Forest [anonymous]
  • Temora by Karoline von Günderrode
  • The Queen's Son by Bettina von Arnim
  • The Symbols by Amalie von Helwig
  • The Rescued Princess by Anna von Haxthausen
  • The Godmothers by Karoline Stahl
  • The Kind and Diligent Housewife by Amalie Schoppe
  • Princess Rosalieb: A Fairy Tale by Agnes Franz
  • A Modern Fairy Tale by Fanny Lewald
  • Tale of the Monkeys by Louise Dittmar
  • The Doll Institute by Sophie von Baudissin
  • The Nasty Little Pea by Gisela von Arnim
  • About the Hamster by Gisela von Arnim
  • Little Princess by Marie von Olfers
  • The King's Child by Marie Timme
  • Black and White: A Fairy Tale by Elisabeth Ebeling
  • The Fragrance of Flowers by Hedwig Dohm
  • The Princess of Banalia by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • Snow White: Freely Adapted from the Grimms by Henrietta Kühne-Harkort
  • Furnica, or The Queen of the Ants by Elisabeth of Rumania
  • The Red Flower [anonymous]
  • Pack of Lies by Ricarda Huch
  • Epilogue: Wedding Day by Gisela von Arnim
  • Afterword: From the Cradle to the Grave: Reading These Tales by Shawn C. Jarvis

Original title: The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

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