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The Fourth Pig

The Fourth Pig (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mitchison, Naomi
Introduction by Warner, Marina

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An enchanting collection that introduces the author and activist Naomi Mitchison to a new generation of readers The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads that reflect the hopes and forebodings of their era but al...so resonate with those of today. From a retelling of Hansel and Gretel to the experimental title story, a dark departure from The Three Little Pigs, this book is a testament to the talents of Naomi Mitchison (1897-1999), who was an irrepressible phenomenon-a prominent Scottish political activist as well as a prolific author. Mitchison's work, exemplified by the tales in this superb new edition, is stamped with her characteristic sharp wit, magical invention, and vivid political and social consciousness. Marina Warner, the celebrated scholar of myths and fairy tales and writer of fiction, provides an insightful introduction to Mitchison as a remarkable writer and personality.
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ISBN 9780691191447
Released AU 15 Jul 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780691191447
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mitchison, Naomi
Introduction by Warner, Marina
Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales (part: 1)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 823.912
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fairy tales
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade