Grimm's Bad Girls and Bold Boys
The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales New edition
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Grimm's Bad Girls and Bold Boys by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Book DescriptionIn this book -- the first in more than fifty years to treat the entire body of Grimms' Tales -- Ruth B. Bottigheimer provides a thorough analysis of the stories' content, focusing in particular on the matter of gender. By combining a sociohistorical examination of the stories with close scrutiny of the language in which they are told, Bottigheimer reveals coherent patterns of motif, plot, and image and brings new insight into the moral and social vision of the collection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300043891
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic, Hardback (July 2014)
This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales.
Fairy Tales, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.
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