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Folk and Fairy Tales

This guide lists books, databases, indexes and web resources that provide information on folk and fairy tales.

History and Criticism - Books in Buley Library

 American Folklore: An Encyclopedia

The Beanstalk and Beyond: Developing Critical Thinking Through Fairy Tales

Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale

Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination

A Companion to the Fairy Tale  

Critical and creative perspectives on fairy tales: an intertextual dialogue between fairy tale cholarship and postmodern retellings

Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

Encyclopedia of folk heroes

Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature

The Fairy-faith in Celtic Countries

Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice and the Fairy Tale Tradition 

The Fairy Tale: The Magic Mirror of Imagination

Fairy Tale Romance: the Grimms, Basile, and Perrault

Fairy Tales: A New History

Fairy tales and Feminism: New Approaches 

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization

Fairytale in the Ancient World

Fairy Tales From Before Fairy Tales: the Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies

Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder

Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook

Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art

The Forgotten Language; an Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths

From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

The Golden Key: A Study of the Fiction of George MacDonald

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Heavens Unearthed in Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales

The Irresistible Fairy Tale: the Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Marvelous Geometry Narrative and Metafiction in Modern Fairy Tale

The Metamorphosis of Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche, Beauty and the Beast, King Kong

The Mermaid in the Pond: An Erotic Fairy Tale for Adults

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales

Mixed Magic : Global-local Dialogues in Fairy Tales for Young Readers

Morphology of the Folktale

National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth Century England

Once upon a time in the contemporary world : modern vision of old stories

Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales

Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales: Origins and Contexts

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Popular Tales and Fictions; Their Migrations and Transformations

Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies

Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France  

Preserving the Spell : Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and its Afterlife in the Fairy Tale Tradition

Revisioning Red Riding Hood Around the World: an Anthology of International Tellings

Social Dreaming: Dickens and the Fairy Tale

The Teller's Tale: Lives of the Classic Fairy Tale Writers

Tree and Leaf

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood

Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

The Vanishing People: A Study of Traditional Fairy Tale Beliefs

Willa Cather and the Fairy Tale

Womenfolk and Fairy Tales

The World of Fairy Tales

The World of the Irish Wonder Tale: An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales