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This most romantic of fairy tales is found in many versions, and the story of the beautiful girl who falls into a long sleep, to be awakened by a lover, has been interpreted by some as an allegory of the spring revival of the earth after a long winter. Charles Seddon Evans, a schoolmaster turned publisher, retold the story specially for Arthur Rackham, who illustrated it with silhouette drawing as a companion volume to CINDERELLA, both first published in 1919 and now reissued in Everyman's Library.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857159202
ISBN-10: 1857159209
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 160mm x 7mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


US Kirkus Review » Graceful full-length versions of the favorite fairy tales, first published in 1919 and 1920 respectively but aging impressively well, with Rackham's lovely silhouette illustrations and full-color frontispieces. (Kirkus Reviews)

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