Fairytale in the ancient world /
The first modern study of the ancient fairytale, it bridges a major gap between the study of the ancient world and the wider world of oral culture, and will be of immense value and interest to students of a wide variety of disciplines.
|Main Author:||Anderson, Graham.|
London ; New York :
Fairytale in the ancient world.
Table of Contents:
- Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The Cinderella story in antiquity; Snow White and related tales; Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast; The Obstacle Flight; The 'innocent slandered maid'; Butchering girls: Red Riding Hood and Bluebeard; Magicians and their allies; Between living and dead; Two Homeric tales: The Cyclops and Ares and Aphrodite; Some moral parables: The Pied Piper, The Three Wishes, Rumpelstiltskin, The Singing Bone; Fairytale into romance; Folktales and society: some reflections on ancient evidence; Conclusions.