Victorian Fairy Tales
Publish date: 2015-05-01
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
This was one of these books that really just wasn't for me. It features a nice introduction on fairy tales in the Victorian era, which was a good read and although I'm not particularly interested in the subject, I found it entertaining and interesting. Next is a string of fairy tales and frankly, I ...
I’m not sure what to make of this book. I didn’t like most tales in the first half. Each one was a slow read and often didactic. William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring was a farce and it had all the required archetypes: a couple of usurper kings, a poor misplaced prince, a good princess...
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. While a few of the tales collected here have appeared in other places more than once, this is varied collection of Victorian fairy tales. The collection includes at least a few that are feminist in nature, carrying on in a Victorian fashion the work o...