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  • November 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97636-6
  • 1008 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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The Great Fairy Tale Tradition

From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm

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Jack Zipes (Editor, University of Minnesota)

 

The first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition is indispensable for students of fairy tales.

The tales—116 in all—are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre’s reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts.

"Criticism" includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, Benedetto Croce, Lewis Seifert, Patricia Hannon, Harry Velten, Siegfried Neumann, and Jack Zipes.

Brief biographies of the storytellers and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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    The Texts of the Great Fairy Tale Tradition

    CLEVER THIEVES

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Cassandrino the Thief
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Master Thief

    SWINDLED SWINDLERS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparaola, The Priest Scarpafico
    2. Brothers Grimm, Little Farmer

    INCESTUOUS FATHERS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Tebaldo
    2. Giambattista Basile, The Bear
    3. Charles Perrault, Donkey Skin
    4. Brothers Grimm, All Fur

    BEASTLY BORN HEROES

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Galeotto
    2. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, The Wild Boar
    3. Henriette Julie de Murat, The Pig King
    4. Brothers Grimm, Hans My Hedgehog

    THE WISHES OF FOOLS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Pietro the Fool
    2. Giambattista Basile, Peruonto
    3. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, The Dolphin
    4. Brothers Grimm, Simple Hans

    DANGEROUS SIRENS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Fortunio
    2. Jean de Mailly, Fortunio
    3. Brothers Grimm, The Nixie in the Pond

    DISGUISED HEROES

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Constanza/Constanzo
    2. Giambattista Basile, The Three Crowns
    3. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Belle-Belle or the Chevalier Fortuné
    4. Henriette Julie de Murat, The Savage

    ENVIOUS SISTERS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Ancilotto, King of Provino
    2. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Princess Belle-Etoile and Prince Cheri
    3. Eustache Le Noble, The Bird of Truth
    4. Antoine Galland, The Two Sisters Who Envied their Cadette
    5. Brothers Grimm, The Three Little Birds

    WILD MEN

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Guerrino and the Savage Man
    2. Jean de Mailly, Prince Guerini
    3. Friedmund von Arnim, Iron Hans
    4. Brothers Grimm, The Wild Man
    5. Brothers Grimm, Iron Hans

    COMPETITIVE BROTHERS

    1. Girolamo Morlini, Three Brothers Who Become Wealthy Wandering the World
    2. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Three Brothers
    3. Giambattista Basile, The Five Brothers
    4. Brothers Grimm, The Four Skillful Brothers

    TRIUMPHANT APPRENTICES

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Maestro Lattantio and his Apprentice Dionigi
    2. Eustache Le Noble, The Apprentice Magician
    3. Brothers Grimm, The Thief and his Master

    BROTHERLY LOVE

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Cesarino, the Dragon Slayer
    2. Giambattista Basile, The Merchant
    3. Brothers Grimm, The Two Brothers

    SHREWD CATS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, Constantino Fortunato
    2. Giambattista Basile, Cagliuso
    3. Charles Perrault, The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
    4. Brothers Grimm, Puss in Boots

    VIRTUOUS QUEENS

    1. Giovan Francesco Straparola, The Snake and the Maiden
    2. Jean de Mailly, Blanche-Belle

    MAGIC HELPERS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Ogre
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Magic Table, the Golden Donkey, and the Club in the Sack

    FOOLISH PEASANTS

    1. Giambattista Basile, Vardiello
    2. Brothers Grimm, Freddy and Katy

    THE REVENGE AND REWARD OF NEGLECTED DAUGHTERS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Cat Cenerentola
    2. Charles Perrault, Cinderella, or The Glass Slipper
    3. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Finette Cendron
    4. Brothers Grimm, Cinderella

    THE POWER OF LOVE

    1. Giambattista Basile, Petrosinella
    2. Charlotte-Rose de la Force, Persinette
    3. Friedrich Schulz, Rapunzel
    4. Brothers Grimm, Rapunzel

    TERRIBLE CURSES AND LUCKY PRINCES

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Dove
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Two Kings’ Children

    THE FATHER’S BETRAYAL

    1. Giovanni Fiorentino, Dionigia and the King of England
    2. Giambattista Basile, The Maiden Without Hands
    3. Brothers Grimm, The Maiden Without Hands

    THE ART OF GOOD CONDUCT

    1. Giambattista Basile, Sapia Liccarda
    2. Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier, The Discreet Princess, or The Adventures of Finette

    REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS FOR GOOD AND BAD GIRLS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Three Fairies
    2. Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier, The Enchantments of Eloquence, or The Effects of Sweetness
    3. Charles Perrault, The Fairies
    4. Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Aurore and Aimée
    5. Brothers Grimm, Mother Holle

    MAGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Three King Beasts
    2. Friedmund von Arnim, The Castle of the Golden Sun
    3. Brothers Grimm, The Crystal Ball

    THE FATE OF SPINNING

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Seven Bits of Bacon Rind
    2. Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier, Ricdin-Ricdon
    3. Brothers Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin
    4. Brothers Grimm, The Three Spinners
    5. Brothers Grimm, The Lazy Spinner

    GOOD AT HEART AND UGLY AS SIN

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Two Cakes
    2. Brothers Grimm, The White Bride and the Black Bride

    FAITHFUL SISTERS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Seven Doves
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Twelve Brothers

    FAITHFUL SERVANTS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Raven
    2. Brothers Grimm, Faithful Johannes

    THE TAMING OF SHREWS

    1. Giambattista Basile, Pride Punished
    2. Brothers Grimm, King Thrushbeard

    LUCKY BUMPKINS

    1. Giambattista Basile, The Goose
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Golden Goose

    THE FRUITFUL SLEEP

    1. Giambattista Basile , The Sun, the Moon, and Talia
    2. Charles Perrault, Sleeping Beauty
    3. Brothers Grimm, Brier Rose

    ABANDONED CHILDREN

    1. Giambattista Basile, Ninnillo and Nennella
    2. Charles Perrault, Little Thumbling
    3. Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel

    INCONVENIENT MARRIAGES

    1. Catherine Bernard, Riquet with the Tuft
    2. Charles Perrault, Riquest with the Tuft
    3. Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Spirituel and Astre

    BLOODTHIRSTY HUSBANDS

    1. Charles Perrault, Bluebeard
    2. Brothers Grimm, Bluebeard
    3. Brothers Grimm, Fitcher’s Bird
    4. Brothers Grimm, The Robber Bridegroom

    DANGEROUS WOLVES AND NA¦VE GIRLS

    1. Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood
    2. Brothers Grimm, Little Red Cap

    LOVE CONQUERS ALL

    1. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, The Orange Tree and the Bee
    2. Brothers Grimm, Okerlo

    COMPASSIONATE SISTERS AND UNGRATEFUL DEMONS

    1. Caroline Stahl, The Ungrateful Dwarf
    2. Brothers Grimm, Snow White and Rose Red

    THE REDEEMER

    1. Albert Ludwig Grimm, The Three Princes
    2. Brothers Grimm, The Queen Bee

    THE BEAST AS BRIDEGROOM

    1. Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, The Ram
    2. Jean Paul Bignon, Zeineb
    3. Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast
    4. Brothers Grimm, The Singing, Springing Lark

    Criticism

    1. Jack Zipes, The Cross-Cultural Connections and the Contamination of the Classical Fairy Tale
    2. W. G. Waters, [Essay from The Facetious Nights of Straparola]
    3. Benedetto Croce, [Essay from The Pentamerone of Giambattista Basile]
    4. Lewis Siefert, The Marvelous in Context: The Place of the Contes de Fées in Late Seventeenth-Century France
    5. Patricia Hannon, Corps cadavres: Heroes and Heroines in the Tales of Perrault
    6. Harry Velten, The Influence of Charles Perrault’s Contes de ma Mère L’Oie on German Folklore
    7. Siegfried Neumann, The Brothers Grimm as Collectors and Editors of German Folklore