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The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900 - Shawn C. Jarvis & Jeannine Blackwell

The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900 - Shawn C. Jarvis & Jeannine Blackwell

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This exciting and comprehensive anthology—the first anthology of German women's fairy tales in English—presents a variety of published and archival fairy tales from 1780 to 1900. These authors of these stories used fairy tales to explain their own lives, to teach children, to examine history, and to critique society and the status quo. Powerful and conflicted females are queens, girls on quests, mothers, daughters, magical wisewomen, and midwives to the fairies; they love, hate, murder, save children, fight tyranny, overcome cannibals, and rescue the working poor.

Jeannine Blackwell's introduction places the tales in their historical, social, and critical context, and Shawn C. Jarvis's afterword presents a thematic analysis of the texts and approaches to reading them in conjunction with other European and American tales.
 

Edited by Shawn C. Jarvis & Jeannine Blackwell. Paperback. 374 pages. Published by University of Nebraska Press, 2001.