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Fairy tale

Fairy tale

Teverson, Andrew

This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary form engages with the major ideological controversies that have shaped critical and creative approaches to fairy tales in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries demonstrates that the fairy tale is a highly metamorphic genre that has flourished in diverse media, including oral tradition, literature, film, and the visual arts

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Published London: Routledge, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Andrew Teverson
ISBN: 1134105703, 9781134105700
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: 167 pages
Series: The new critical idiom
Subject: Literature; Children's & teenage literature studies: general; Anthropology; Fairy tales History and criticism.; Literary theory
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780415616058


  1. Introduction
  2. 1. Definitions
  3. 2. The Establishment of a Literary Genre
  4. 3. Critical Methodologies
  5. 4. Fairy Tales and Ideology in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
  6. 5. An Adaptable Genre: Multi-Media Fairy Tale
  7. Conclusion

Author note

Andrew Teversonis Director of Studies for English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University London. He is author of Salman Rushdie(2007)