Cinderella (1950) is an animated film by The Walt Disney Company in which a young girl abused by her stepmother and step-sisters is still able to go the ball and win her prince, with the help of a fairy godmother, … Read more
Andrew Lang (March 31, 1844 – July 20, 1912) was a prolific Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic but is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.
He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University … Read more
Giambattista Basile (died circa 1637) was the Conte di Torrone, a soldier and government official, who is known for publishing a collection of fairy tales, titled Lo cunto de li cunti (Neapolitan dialect for The Story of Stories), or Il … Read more
The Brothers Grimm (Gebrüder Grimm), Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, are well known for the collection of over two hundred German folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of Kinder- und Hausmärchen (“Children’s and Household Tales”) … Read more
Robert Browning (7th May, 1812 – 12th December, 1889) was an English poet and playwright.
He was born in Camberwell, Surrey, the only son of Robert and Sarah Wiedemann Browning. His father worked as a well-paid bank clerk and so … Read more
A VERY long time ago the town of Hamelin in Germany was invaded by bands of rats, the like of which had never been seen before nor will ever be again.
They were great black creatures that ran boldly in … Read more
In literature, Mother Goose (French: Ma Mère l’Oye) is the archtypical countrywoman, the teller of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
No specific writer has ever been identified with the name, the first known mention of which appears in an aside … Read more
Once upon a time, one Lucian the Greek was filled with a desire to see strange countries, and especially to discover whether there was any opposite shore to the ocean by which he lived.
So having purchased a vessel, he … Read more
Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning
With Some Account Of Dwellers In Fairyland
John Thackray Bunce
Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales
Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands
Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland : Stories From … Read more