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The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales
by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth and Erika Eichenseer and Maria Tatar and Engelbert Suss


Overview - A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales--now for the first time in English

Move over, Cinderella: Make way for the Turnip Princess And for the "Cinderfellas" in these stories, which turn our understanding of gender in fairy tales on its head.  Read more...


 
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More About The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth; Erika Eichenseer; Maria Tatar; Engelbert Suss
 
 
 
Overview
A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales--now for the first time in English

Move over, Cinderella: Make way for the Turnip Princess And for the "Cinderfellas" in these stories, which turn our understanding of gender in fairy tales on its head.

With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales--the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen--becomes a quartet. In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schonwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schonwerth's work was lost--until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu-scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive. Now, for the first time, Schonwerth's lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143107422
  • ISBN-10: 0143107429
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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