The Victorian Fairy Tale Book (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) (Paperback)

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From Robert Browning's The Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray's The Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahme's The Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one is an expression of the joy of living.

Accompanied by illustrations from the original editions of these works this collection will delight readers both young and old.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

About the Author

MICHAEL PATRICK HEARN is a scholar of children's books and their illustration. His many works include The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Books, and Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children's Book Illustration. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“A superb anthology. The keynote of the collection is pure enchantment.”
The Washington Post Book World
“The language is elegant and lush, shot through with starlight and rainbows.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A delight.”
—Madeleine L’Engle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375714559
ISBN-10: 0375714553
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2002
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library