The Fir Tree

Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades,   ... Read more

About Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a traditional fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, an allegory of a young girl's sexual awakening that is often told to children, in spite of its barely covert eroticism. An influence for Grimm's Rapunzel was Petrosinella, written by   ... 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

Cinderella

Once upon a time, there lived a gentleman and his wife, who were the parents of a lovely little daughter. When this child was only nine years of age, her mother fell sick. Finding her death coming on, she called   ... 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

Rapunzel

There were once a man and a woman who had long in in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back   ... Read more

Fairy Tales

A fairy tale is a story, usually told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as: fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants and others. These stories often involve princes and princesses and normally have a happy ending.  The fairy   ... 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

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

Hansel and Gretel

Once upon a time, there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Gretel.  He had little enough to break or   ... Read more

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