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The Island Of Happiness: Tales of Madame D'Aulnoy

Author: Jack Zipes, intro. and trans. Natalie Frank, illus.

The Island Of Happiness: Tales of Madame D'Aulnoy

Author: Jack Zipes, intro. and trans. Natalie Frank, illus.

$39.95 $12.98
Item #: D31813
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Princeton
ISBN: 9780691180243
Born in 1650 to an aristocratic but scandal-plagued Normandy family, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville (later Madame d'Aulnoy) penned whimsical contes des fees, coining the name "fairy tales." In such stories as "The White Cat," "Belle-Belle," and "The Green Serpent," we see such now-familiar tropes as beautiful women magically turned into animals and k... More
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Born in 1650 to an aristocratic but scandal-plagued Normandy family, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville (later Madame d'Aulnoy) penned whimsical contes des fees, coining the name "fairy tales." In such stories as "The White Cat," "Belle-Belle," and "The Green Serpent," we see such now-familiar tropes as beautiful women magically turned into animals and kings marrying brave peasant girls; most striking, however, is D'Aulnoy's pioneering feminism. A world authority on the genre, Jack Zipes translates these eight stories and introduces them, while Natalie Frank contributes dramatic paintings.


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