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From The Beast To The Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers Paperback – 6 Oct 1995

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"Can itself evoke the sense of startled wonder that these tales first gave us" (Laurel Graeber New York Times)

"She is a terrific writer and an original scholar. This is a landmark book" (Victoria Glendinning Daily Telegraph)

"Just like the tale-tellers she celebrates...she's a weaver of enchantments, each sentence is like a silken knot charming you further into her web of meanings" (Michelle Roberts Independent on Sunday)

"Consistently enlightening...this is a brilliant work: wise, witty and as magisterially omniscient as any Sibylline oracle" (Nicholas Tucker New Statesman and Society)

"Open the book at almost any page and you will find something to fascinate you" (Noel Malcolm Guardian)

About the Author

Marina Warner is a novelist, historian and critic; her fiction includes Indigo ,The Lost Father (awarded a Common-wealth Writers' Prize), a collection of stories, The Mermaids in the Basement, and, more recently The Leto Bundle. Among her acclaimed works on myth, symbolism and fairy tales are Alone of All Her Sex, Joan of Arc, Monuments and Maidens (winner of the Fawcett Prize) and No Go the Bogeyman- Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (Winner of the Katherine Briggs Folklore Award). She has edited Wonder Tales, six French fairy stories, and in 1994 she gave the Reith Lectures on BBC radio, Managing Monsters- Six Myths of Our Time.

Marina Warner is currently a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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4.0 out of 5 starsNOT quick light reading. Very academic.
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3.0 out of 5 starsWell-written but difficult
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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother wonderful piece of research by Marina Warner
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