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  • Published: 15 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099552048
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Wonder Tales

Six Stories of Enchantment


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A unique and delightful collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries, edited and with an introduction by Marina Warner.

Marina Warner has gathered together a magical collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries. These are passionate, extraordinary, and occasionally proto-feminist retellings of classic fairy stories by women who ingeniously used the fairy tale genre to comment on their own times and experiences. The stories are all in superb new translations by celebrated writers, including A. S. Byatt, Gilbert Adair and John Ashbery. With a brilliant intorduction by Marina Warner, recognised as one of our greatest experts on myth and fairy tale.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099552048
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Marina Warner

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman, Fantastic Metamorphoses and Stranger Magic, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.

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