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1.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
by Rice Anne, A. N. Roquelaure



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3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure.

In the traditional folk tale "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive... Read more

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The Frog Prince : A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults
by Stephen Mitchell


Harmony Books
Hardcover - 176 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)

$12.60
$5.40

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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist September 1, 1999
Famed for his fine translations of the Hebrew scriptures and the German poet Rilke, Mitchell has lately turned to a unique combination of fiction and commentary. His second work, after Meetings with the Archangel (1998), in this mode retells a familiar fairy tale to emphasize its parablistic... Read more

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Change Me into Zeus' Daughter
by Barbara Robinette Moss, Michael Carey (Editor)


Mid-Prairie Books
Paperback
(September 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
The author, Barbara Robinette Moss BarbDuane@aol.com , October 8, 1999
My story is a universal survival story.
Many people have asked me if my story is a Southern story - and it is - but more than that, it is a universal survival story. This book is not just about my strength - it is about the strength of family and extended family. The strength that each of us carries in our souls. And also, the love we... Read more

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Silver Birch, Blood Moon
by Ellen Datlow(Introduction), Terri Windling (Introduction)


Avon/Eos
Paperback - 371 pages
(March 1999)

$10.80
$2.70

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4 out of 5 stars
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Forget about Andrew Lang--Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling argue that fairy tales are not the pastel fantasies of Victorian children's books but rather are drawn with primary passions: love, hate, greed, sacrifice, joy, and sorrow. Silver Birch, Blood Moon is their fifth anthology of original stories... Read more

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Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
by Ellen Datlow(Editor), Terri Windling (Editor)


Avon/Eos
Mass Market Paperback - 416 pages
(December 1996)

$5.59
$1.40

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4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
In this editorial team's third anthology of original short fantasies based on traditional fairy tales, the writing is consistently of very high quality. Indeed, so high that it constitutes justification for the book all by itself. Readers should skip the introduction, though, in which Datlow and... Read more

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Kissing the Witch : Old Tales in New Skins
by Emma Donoghue


Harpercollins Juvenile Books
Paperback - 240 pages
Reprint edition (May 1999)

$8.80
$2.20

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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At age 28 Emma Donoghue is already a marvel. The author of two critically acclaimed novels, a fascinating work of lesbian history, and a series of successful stage plays, Donoghue can apparently do anything. With Kissing the Witch, a collection of revisionist fairy tales, she has proven once again... Read more

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Happily Ever After : Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry
by Jack David Zipes


Routledge (now part of TAYFR)
Paperback - 144 pages
(March 1997)
$21.99
$17.59
$4.40

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2 out of 5 stars
Midwest Book Review
This isn't recommended for kids, but parents and adults will want to consider this book's theme: it covers fairy tales and their impact on children and adults. Zipes' history of storytelling and its changes between cultures provides an unusual perspective of how the fairy tale has affected and... Read more

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Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland
by W. B. Yeats(Editor)


Budget Book Service
Hardcover - 416 pages
Reprint edition (March 1998)


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4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
THE CLASSIC ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO IRELAND'S RICH FOLKLORE: WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS'S MAGICAL SELECTION OF TRADITIONAL IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES

Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland combines two books of Irish folklore collected and edited by William Butler Yeats -- Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish... Read more


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The Prisoner of Zenda/Rupert of Hentzau (Penguin Classics)
by Anthony Hope(Editor)


Penguin USA (paper)
Hardcover - 400 pages
(January 2000)

$5.56
$2.39

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5 out of 5 stars
d_mcknight, April 10, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Lawyers are good for something
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, a respected British Barrister, wrote two novels of incredible charm and appeal -- The Prisoner of Zenda, and its sequel, Rupert of Hentzau, in 1894 and 1898.

The novels created a genre. Rudolph Rassendyll, a distaff cousin of the rightful King of Ruritania, goes to that... Read more

 


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Peter and the Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev, et al


NBM Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover - 32 pages
(February 1998)

$11.16
$4.79

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5 out of 5 stars
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European comics artist Miguelanxo Prado describes his two life passions as "listening to and inventing stores, as well as painting." In this adaptation of the classic folk tale by Sergei Prokofiev, Prado combines these passions into a glorious work of art. The soft, shadowy colors give... Read more

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The Pokey Little Puppy's First Christmas
by Golden Books Little, Justine Korman-Fontes


Western Pub Co
Hardcover - 1 pages
Board edition (December 1995)
$2.29 + $2.85 special surcharge
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The #1 bestselling children's book character of all time -- The Poky Little Puppy -- celebrates his first Christmas in this very affordable hardcover gift edition. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

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The Gifts of the Child Christ : And Other Stories and Fairy Tales
by George MacDonald, Glenn Edward Sadler (Editor)


Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Paperback - 584 pages
Revised edition (May 1996)


$4.00

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5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
This new one-volume edition of The Gifts of he Child Christ gathers all the best shorter fairy tales and stories that George Macdonald wrote. Also included are the illustrations of MacDonald's stories by Arthur Hughes and others. Read more

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The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Boxed Set
by Anne Rice, A. N. Roquelaure


Plume Books
Paperback
(October 1991)
$38.85

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Anne Rice casts her lurid gaze upon the the traditional tale of "Sleeping Beauty" under the pen name of A.N. Roquelaure. Her re-telling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Reminiscent of the... Read more

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Antiques
by Sharon Gillenwater


Questar Pub
Paperback
(December 1995)




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5 out of 5 stars
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Dawn has finally met the love of ther life. But can he let go of the past? Will another woman's betrayal destroy Dawn's chance at happiness? Or can she and Grant find a love that truly endures?. Read more

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Once upon a Crime
by Edward Gorman(Editor), et al


Prime Crime
Paperback - 432 pages
Berkley pr edition (October 1999)

$11.16
$2.79

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , May 1, 1998
Most fairy tales are already so full of innocent victims, monstrous malefactors, and sudden violence that it doesn't take much of a push to send them over the edge into the realm of crime fiction, as in this overstuffed collection of 24 brand-new stories. Some of the authors go it straight, changing... Read more

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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde : The Selfish Giant and the Star Child
by P. Craig Russell, et al


NBM Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover - 2 pages
Vol 1 (September 1992)


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5 out of 5 stars
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While Oscar Wilde is best known as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, he was also a teller of fairy tales. After polishing his tales through private readings over the years, Wilde eventually published them in two collections between 1888 and 1891. Although... Read more

17.   Old Wives Tale (Wordsworth Collection)
by Bennett, Harold Bennett


NTC/Contemporary Publishing
Paperback
Reprint edition


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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With a New Introduction by Francine Prose
Commentary by Rebecca West, W. Somerset Maugham,
Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Henry James, and J. B. Priestley

"        [Arnold Bennett's] superb Old Wives' Tale, wandering from person to person and from scene to scene,... Read more

18.   William of Orange : The Silent Prince
by W. G. Van De Hulst, W. G., Jr Vandehulst


Inheritance Publications
Paperback
(June 1992)
$7.90 + $1.35 special surcharge
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19.   The Shawnee: Kohkumthena's Grandchildren
by Dark Rain Thom, James Alexander Thom (Illustrator)


Guild Press of Indiana
Hardcover
(December 1994)


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4 out of 5 stars
The author, Dark Rain Thom , ClanGeah@aol.com , June 6, 1999
availability, validity, catagory is history not fiction
Hello Reader friends and potential reader friends,

I am glad to have this opportunity to speak with you about this tender subject. This book IS IN PRINT, both in paperback and hardcover, There was a brief time the paperback was unavailable ...something like 2 weeks total, but this was several years... Read more


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Waking the World; Classic Tales of Women and the Heroic Feminine
by Allan B. Chinen, June Singer


Putnam Pub Group (Paper)
Paperback - 280 pages
(June 1997)


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In Waking The World: Classic Tales Of Women And The Heroic Feminine, A. B. Chinen has gathered twelve fairy tales from around the world (many forgotten like buried treasures) that are united by one common thread: a woman overcomes adversity and betrayal to transform her situation and the world.... Read more

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The Complete Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen


NTC/Contemporary Publishing
Paperback



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5 out of 5 stars
dave , April 9, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
A Treasure Trove of Classics.
It is a delight to have all of these wonderful tales in one volume. Filled with such classic works as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes", as well as many excellent less well known stories. Anderson artfully depicts situations that deliver a valuable moral as well... Read more

 


22.   Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest : Stories and Illustrations
by Alfred Avila, Kat Avila (Editor)


Arte Publico Pr
Paperback - 172 pages
(September 1994)

$7.96
$1.99

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deliciously gory folktales salvaged by Avila Read more

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Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland
by Thomas Crofton Croker, Francesca Diano (Introduction)


Dufour Editions
Paperback - 398 pages
Reprint edition (January 1999)

$12.76
$3.19

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The Wind in the Willows (The Wind in the Willows , Vol 1)
by Kenneth Grahame, et al


NBM Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover - 32 pages
Vol 1 Comic edition (December 1997)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you ever feel like falling into a beautiful comic-book story--in the same way one falls back into a warm field of grass--reach for Michel Plessix's lush adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows. The artwork is an aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. It's no wonder he received... Read more

25.   Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde : The Young King and Remarkable Rocket
by P. Craig Russell, et al


NBM Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover - 2 pages
Vol 2 (June 1994)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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While Oscar Wilde is best known as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, he was also a teller of fairy tales. After polishing his tales through private readings over the years, Wilde eventually published them in two collections between 1888 and 1891. Although... Read more

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