The classic fairy tales / [collected by] Iona and Peter Opie.

Author
Published
  • London : Granada 1980
Physical description
33 l pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 0586083359 (pbk)
Notes
  • Originally published: London : Oxford University Press, 1974.
  • '... texts of twenty-four of the best-known fairy tales as they were first printed in English or in their earliest surviving or prepotent text ...' - Preface.
  • Bibliography: pages 320-325.
  • Includes index.
  • Reproduction available: Microfiche. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 2001. 3 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm. (Opie collection of children's literature ; 040:089).
Contents
  • '... texts of twenty-four of the best-known fairy tales as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving or prepotent text ...' - Preface
Other names
Related item
  • Online version:: Opie, Iona Archibald. Classic fairy tales. London ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1974]
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0603/80013951-d.html
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0603/80013951-d.html
  • https://bac-lac.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1032867967
Genre
  • book jackets.
  • Bookplates - England - 1970-1988.
  • bookplates.
  • Children's books - England - 1974.
  • children's books.
  • Cloth case bindings - England - 1974.
  • Cloth case bindings.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Dust jackets - England - 1974.
  • Dust jackets.
  • Fairy tales - England - 1974.
  • Fairy tales.
  • Illustrated
  • Nonfiction.
  • Paperback.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • We have all been enchanted, thrilled, and even terrified by fairy tales, and no child is brought up without learning the story of Cinderella or Red Ridinghood. The most popular tales have long histories, in the course of which successive editors have not only shortened, bowdlerized, and sentimentalized them but also slanted them according to the demands of the time. In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Perrault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruikshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Greenaway, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler.
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University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library: Floor 6 398.21 Opi
University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library: Floor 6 398.21 Opi
University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library: Floor 6 TRC 398.2 Op3
Aberystwyth University Library: Hugh Owen: Level F GR550.O6
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 398.21 OPI
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 398.21 OPI
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 398.21 OPI
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 398.21 OPI
University of the Arts, London: Wimbledon College of Arts, Main collection 398.21 OPI
Bangor University Library: Contact the Main Library GR550 .O6 1992
Bangor University Library: Main Library PN6110.C4 O6
Birkbeck, University of London Library: Contact the Library 398.2 OPI
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library 398.21094 Opi TWO WEEK LOAN
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library 398.21094 Opi TWO WEEK LOAN
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library 398.21094 Opi TWO WEEK LOAN
University of Birmingham Libraries: Main Library, Collection GR550 .O6
Bishop Grosseteste University French equivalent / Équivalent français Online location
Bishop Grosseteste University: Main Collection - Standard Loan 398.2 OPI
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 302.82 OPI
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 302.82 OPI
University of Bristol Libraries Publisher description Online location
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library GR550 OPI 7 day loan: vacation loan
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library GR550 OPI 7 day loan: vacation loan
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library GR550 OPI 7 day loan: vacation loan
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library GR550 OPI 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: Lending Collection 75/5702
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms X.992/1548
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms X.908/43473
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.1993.b.10847
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2010.a.16366
Brunel University London Library: Shelves - floor 1 GR550.O65
Brunel University London Library: Shelves - floor 1 GR550.O65
Brunel University London Library: Shelves - floor 1 GR550.O65
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room 9000.b.5439
University of Cambridge Libraries: Homerton College Library: Children's Literature Collection 823 CLA
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order to West Room, access from within the Main Reading Room, First Floor, (order to Rare Books Reading Room if pre-1900), not borrowable Uc.7.6711
University of Cambridge Libraries: Education Faculty Library: Children's Fiction Collection OPIE
University of Cambridge Libraries: Homerton College Library: Children's Literature Collection 823 CLA Library holds 2 copies
University of Cambridge Libraries: English Faculty Library: Main Library M 41 OPI
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room 9460.b.156
University of Cambridge, King's College: King's College: Main Library WKC XE Opi
Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 2 week PZ8.OPI
Coventry University: Floor 2 753.513 OPI
University of Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone 767.8
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 4 398.21 OPI
University of East Anglia Library French equivalent / Équivalent français Online location
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 2: Main shelves - Normal loan PX 2000 OPI
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 2: Main shelves - Normal loan PX 2000 OPI
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 3: Main shelves - Normal loan GR550 OPI
University of Edinburgh Libraries: ECA Library - (STANDARD LOAN) - Level 0 GR550 Opi.
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Moray House Library - Children's Lending GR550 Opi.
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (STANDARD LOAN) - 2nd floor GR550 Opi.
Edinburgh Napier University: Merchiston Library: Main stock 398.2 OPI
University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library, Colchester campus PR 1309.F15
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 398.21 OPI
University of Exeter Library: St Luke's Campus Library 398.21 OPI
University of Exeter Library: St Luke's Campus Library 398.21 OPI
University of Glasgow Library: School Experience (Library Level 4) JNF 398.2 OPI
University of Hull: BJL 4th Floor GR 70 O6
University of Hull: BJL 4th Floor GR 70 O6
Imperial College London Library: Central Library: Level 2 398.21 OPI
Keele University: Campus Library GR550.07
Keele University: Campus Library GR550 .O7
LSE Library: Course collection books GR550
University of Leeds Library: Hillary Place Store. Contact University of Leeds Library Enquiries School of English Reference Library A-0.55 OPI
University of Leeds Library: Brotherton Library, West floor 2 K.M. Briggs Collection Stack OPI
University of Leeds Library: Edward Boyle Library, level 12 Education 398.4 OPI
Liverpool John Moores University: Aldham Robarts Library, Main Collection 398.2 OPI
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library GR550.O61 15
The London Library: London Library S. Folklore &c.
London Metropolitan University Library: Holloway Road Library 398.21094 CLA
London Metropolitan University Library: Holloway Road Library 398.21094 CLA
London Metropolitan University Library: Holloway Road Library 398.21094 CLA
London Metropolitan University Library: Holloway Road TP 398.21094 CLA
University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 2 398.2
Manchester Metropolitan University French equivalent / Équivalent français Online location
Manchester Metropolitan University: Special Collections All Saints 3rd floor, Children's collection - Reference 398.21094 OPI
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) W4.93.38
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) W4.75.20
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB5.209.101/5
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) HP1.81.3189
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru Publisher description Online location
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2008 MA 34885
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT PN 1009 O61
Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library, Special Collections: Burnett Collection (Reference) Burnett 1
Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library, Special Collections: Butler (Reference) Butler 398.21 OPI
Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library: Robinson Books Level 3 398.21094 OPI
Newman University: School Experience Resources 398.2 OPI Standard SER
Northumbria University Library: City Campus Library, Floor 3 398.21 OPI
University of Nottingham Libraries: DLRC Jubilee Campus
University of Nottingham Libraries: DLRC Jubilee Campus
Oxford Brookes University French equivalent / Équivalent français Online location
Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 398.2094 OPI
Oxford Brookes University: Harcourt Hill Library, Standard Loan 398.2094 OPI
Oxford Brookes University: Harcourt Hill Library, Standard Loan 398.2094 OPI
University of Oxford Libraries: St Anne's College Library: Hartland House 809.3 OPI:Cla
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library 2527 d.3233
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M92.D01544
University of Oxford Libraries: Corpus Christi College Library 398.2 Op
University of Oxford Libraries: English Faculty Library GR550 OPI 1974
University of Oxford Libraries: Somerville College Library 803 3
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library: Lower Gladstone Link Open Shelves (UBHU) 930 e.1440
University of Oxford Libraries: Harris Manchester College Library: Carpenter Library OA19.1 OPI
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library Opie Microfiche 040:089
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library Opie Z 242
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M09.G00208
University of Portsmouth: University Library, First Floor 398.2 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, First Floor 398.2 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, First Floor 398.2 Standard
Queen Margaret University Library: Main Stock 398.2 OPI
Queen Margaret University Library: Main Stock 398.2 OPI
Queen Mary University of London Library: Mile End Library PN6014 OPI (ORDINARY) ORDINARY
Queen Mary University of London Library: Mile End Library GR552 OPI (ORDINARY) ORDINARY
Queen's University Belfast: McClay Floor 2 PZ8.1
University of Reading Library: University Library: 2nd Floor 398.21-OPI
University of Reading Library: University Library: With Teaching Practice Collection on the 3rd Floor CHILDREN'S FICTION--OPI
University of Reading Library: University Library: With Teaching Practice Collection on the 3rd Floor CHILDREN'S FICTION--OPI
Robert Gordon University: Level 8 - Open Shelves 398.21094 OPI
Royal Holloway, University of London: Royal Holloway library Davison General Three Week 398.2108 OPI
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru: Book G 3.982
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library GR550.O7O7
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 398.21094 OPI
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 398.21094 OPI
Sheffield Hallam University Library: Adsetts Main Collection 398.2 OP (LEVEL 3)
Sheffield Hallam University Library: Adsetts Teach. Resources TP 828 Folktales OP (LEVEL 3)
University of Sheffield Library: Western Bank Library 3B 398.21 (O)
University of Sheffield Library: Royal Hallamshire Hospital Main sequence WS105 (O)
University of Strathclyde Library: Children's Books MLJ J 398.2 OPI
University of Surrey: Main Collection 398.2 OPI
University of Sussex Library Online location
Swansea University Libraries: Singleton Park Library : Main PN6530 >OPI
Tate Library (Tate Britain): Contact Tate Library, Tate Britain 8-34 OPI
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository HL-163-639
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PB- 31-530
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PB-292-686
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Lampeter Campus Library: Main Collection 398.21 OPI
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Y Fforwm: Main Collection 398.21 OPI
UCL Library Services: UCL Institute of Education Library FOLKTALES 398.24 OPI
UCL Library Services: Store. Visit UCL Library webpages to request access to items in Store FLS N 60 OPI
UCL Library Services: Store. Visit UCL Library webpages to request access to items in Store FLS N 60 OPI Large (FLS Office)
UCL Library Services: Store. Visit UCL Library webpages to request access to items in Store STORE 16-0916
University for the Creative Arts: Epsom Library 398.21 OPI
University for the Creative Arts: Canterbury Library 398.21 OPI
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries French equivalent / Équivalent français Online location
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: Blythe House Archive & Study Room 74.BB.45
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries Copy A
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: Blythe House Archive & Study Room B.EA.CLAF.OX.1974
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries Copy B
University of Warwick Library: Main Library PR 980.O6
University of Warwick Library: Main Library GR 550.O6
University of Warwick Library: Main Library GR 550.O6
University of Westminster: Regent Library, Books 398.21094
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Peggy Janiurek Collection Peggy Janiurek Collection

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