Disney’s Cinderella Movie

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

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

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault (January 12, 1628 – May 16, 1703) was a French author.

Charles Perrault was born in Paris, France to a wealthy bourgeois family. He attended the best schools and studied law before embarking on a career in government   … Read more

Giambattista Basile

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

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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

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

The Pied Piper

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

Mother Goose

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

The Pumpkin Pirates

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

Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning

With Some Account Of Dwellers In Fairyland

by

John Thackray Bunce

London

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales

Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands

Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland : Stories From   … Read more

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