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  • Published: 25 April 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140137279
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

The Uses Of Enchantment


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Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses … magic forests and enchanted towers … little pigs and big bad wolves … Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years. But what do they really mean?
In this award-winning work of criticism, renowned psychoanalyst Dr Bruno Bettelheim presents a thought provoking and stimulating exploration of the best-known fairy stories. He reveals the true content of the stories and shows how children can use them to cope with their baffling emotions and anxieties.

  • Pub date: 25 April 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140137279
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

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