The Queen's Mirror Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900
- List Price: $35.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780803261815
- ISBN10: 0803261810
This exciting and comprehensive anthology -- the first anthology of German women's fairy tales in English -- presents a variety of published and archival fairy tales from 1780 to 1900. These authors of these stories used fairy tales to explain their own lives, to teach children, to examine history, and to critique society and the status quo. Powerful and conflicted females are queens, girls on quests, mothers, daughters, magical wisewomen, and midwives to the fairies; they love, hate, murder, save children, fight tyranny, overcome cannibals, and rescue the working poor.