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Told Again: Old Tales Told Again

Told Again: Old Tales Told Again (Hardback, Revised edition)

By Mare, Walter de la
Introduction by Pullman, Philip
Illustrated by Watson, A. H.

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Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of a writer who used magical realism before the term had even been invented. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was one of the most celebrated writers of chil...dren's literature during the first half of the twentieth century--so much so that W. H. Auden edited a selection of his poems and British children could recite de la Mare's verses by heart. His abundant literary gifts can be savored once more in this new edition. With marvelous black and white illustrations by A. H. Watson, this volume includes a splendid introduction by Philip Pullman, the contemporary master of fantasy literature. The significance of the nineteen adapted classics in Told Again lies in de la Mare's poetic insights and graceful prose, which--as Pullman indicates in his introduction--soften and sweeten the originals, making these tales appropriate for younger readers. In The Four Brothers, the siblings allow the princess to choose her own husband rather than argue over her, and in Rapunzel, de la Mare discreetly leaves out details of the prince's tortured, blind search for his love. Familiar stories, such as Little Red Riding-Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Sleeping Beauty are also made new through de la Mare's expansive, descriptive, and lyrical prose. Pullman covers important details about de la Mare's life and captures the stylistic intention behind the rewriting of these wonderful favorites. Reviving the work of a writer who exemplified a romantic vision and imagination, Told Again is a remarkable retelling of fairy tales touched by mystery and magic.
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ISBN 9780691159218
Released AU 15 Oct 2014
Format Hardback, Revised edition
Language English (translated from: English)
Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales (part: 10)
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ISBN-13 9780691159218
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Oct 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Revised edition
Edition Revised edition
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Mare, Walter de la
Introduction by Pullman, Philip
Illustrated by Watson, A. H.
Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales (part: 10)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 823.912
Weight 369g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Fairy tales, Folklore, FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education