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Looks beyond the Freudian interpretation of fairy tales, to the tellers of tales and to the social and cultural contexts in which the tales are told. This volume considers tales through the centuries, from the ancient sibyl to 18th-century salonieres, from Disney to Angela Carter.
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. i> arina Warner is currently a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge.