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  • The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Editionby Jack Zipes

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 22.00

    The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95

    The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. This work shows that fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. more...

  • Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

    Routledge 2006; US$ 26.95

    Explores the question of why some fairy tales ''work'' and others don't, why the fairy tale is capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. This book looks at fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications. It contains the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales. more...

  • Victorian Fairy Talesby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    This is an irresistible and unique anthology of fairy tales written by some of the most notable writers of the Victorian period, including Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbitt. more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    As Jack Zipes convincingly shows in this classic work, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. How and why did certain authors try to influence children or social images of children? more...

  • The Irresistible Fairy Taleby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale... more...

  • Sticks and Stonesby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Don't Bet on the Princeby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Talesby Jack Zipes

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 21.95

    In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became... more...

  • Breaking the Magic Spellby Jack Zipes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2002; US$ 25.00

    This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy... more...