Spells of Enchantment

The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture

Author Various
Translated by Jack Zipes
Paperback
$27.00 US
5.4"W x 8.4"H x 1.8"D  
On sale Dec 01, 1992 | 848 Pages | 978-0-14-012783-6
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
Spells of Enchantment brings together the best literary fairy tales ever written, arranged to provide a sense of the history and evolution of this ancient genre. Focusing on the work of the most gifted writers of the great Western literary movements from classical times to the present. Jack Zipes’s collection shows how some of literature’s most creative minds have tried their hand at mixing the magic ingredients of the fairy tale—and how the genre has been marvelously transformed according to each writer’s particular genius.

Including more than sixty tales by such master practitioners of the art as Perrault, Voltaire, Goethe, Hoffmann, Hawthorne, Wilde, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Calvino, Philip K. Dick, Robert Coover, and Angela Carter, this authoritative, original, and unique volume is sure to bewitch readers of all ages.
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various
INTRODUCTION
A NOTE ON THE TEXTS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

APULEIUS Cupid and Psyche (2nd century AD)
GESTA ROMANORUM Of Feminine Subtlety (c. 1300)
GIOVANNI STRAPAROLA The Pig Prince (1553)
GIAMBATTISTA BASILE The Merchant's Two Sons (1634)
MARIE-JEANNE L'HERITIER Ricdin-Ricdon (1696)
CHARLES PERRAULT Riquet with the Tuft (1697)
MARIE-CATHERINE D'AULNOY Green Serpent (1697)
CHARLOTTE-ROSE DE LA FORCE Parslinette (1697)
ANTOINE GALLAND Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Pari-Banou (1714)
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU The Queen Fantasque (1758)
VOLTAIRE The White Bull (1774)
JOHANN KARL AUGUST MUSAUS Libussa (1786)
CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND The Philosophers' Stone (1789)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE The Fairy Tale (1795)
LUDWIG TIECK Eckbert the Blond (1797)
WILHELM HEINRICH WACKENRODER A Wondrous Oriental Tale of a Naked Saint 1799)
NOVALIS Hyacinth and Roseblossom (1802)
E.T.A. HOFFMANN The Mines of Falun (1819)
T. CROFTON CROKER The Lady of Gollerus (1825)
WILHELM GRIMM Snow White and Rose Red (1837)
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY Bluebeard's Ghost (1843)
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Feathertop (1846)
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Shadow (1847)
GOTTFRIED KELLER Spiegel the Cat (1856)
THEODOR STORM Hinzelmeier (1857)
GEORGE MACDONALD The Day Boy and the Night Girl (1879)
FRANK STOCKTON The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885)
MARY DE MORGAN The Three Clever Kings (1888)
OSCAR WILDE The Fisherman and His Soul (1891)
HOWARD PYLE Where to Lay the Blame (1895)
HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL The Tale of the 672nd Night (1895)
LAURENCE HOUSMAN A Chinese Fairy-Tale (1898)
L. FRANK BAUM The Queen of Quok (1901)
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Dreams that Have No Moral (1902)
MARK TWAIN The Five Boons of Life (1902)
AUGUST STRINDBERG The Story of Jubal, Who Had No "I" (1903)
RAINER MARIA RILKE How Treason Came to Russia (1904)
CARL EWALD The Story of the Fairy Tale (1905)
ANATOLE FRANCE The Seven Wives of Bluebeard (1909)
MYNONA The Vegetational Fatherhood (1913)
LORD DUNSANY The Kith of the Elf-Folk (1916)
HERMANN HESSE The Forest Dweller (1917--18)
GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE Cinderella Continued, or the Rat and the Six Lizards (1919)
KURT SCHWITTERS The Three Wishes (1925)
FRANZ HESSEL The Seventh Dwarf (1926)
ALFRED DOBLIN The Fairy Tale about Technology (1935)
JAMES THURBER The Girl and the Wolf (1939)
GEORG KAISER The Fairy Tale of the King (1943)
ERICH KASTNER The Fairy Tale About Common Sense (1948)
INGEBORG BACHMANN The Smile of the Sphinx (1949)
HENRI POURRAT The Tale of the Singing Branch, the Bird of Truth, and the Water of Youth (1951)
PHILIP K. DICK The King of the Elves (1953)
ITALO CALVINO The Enchanted Palace (1956)
NAOMI MITCHISON Five Men and a Swan (1957)
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER Bluebeard's Daughter (1960)
CHRISTOPH MECKEL The Crow (1962)
STANISLAW LEM Prince Ferrix and the Princess Crystal (1967)
GUNTER KUNERT Sleeping Beauty (1972)
JANOSCH Hans My Hedgehog (1972)
ROBERT COOVER The Dead Queen (1973)
JANE YOLEN The Lady and the Merman (1976)
ROSEMARIE KUNZLER Rumpelstiltskin (1976)
MICHEL TOURNIER Tom Thumb Runs Away (1978)
ANGELA CARTER The Tiger's Bride (1979)
ROBIN McKINLEY The Princess and the Frog (1981)
TANITH LEE When the Clock Strikes (1983)
MICHAEL DE LARRABEITI Pichounetta and the Sergeant of Arles (1988)

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

About

Spells of Enchantment brings together the best literary fairy tales ever written, arranged to provide a sense of the history and evolution of this ancient genre. Focusing on the work of the most gifted writers of the great Western literary movements from classical times to the present. Jack Zipes’s collection shows how some of literature’s most creative minds have tried their hand at mixing the magic ingredients of the fairy tale—and how the genre has been marvelously transformed according to each writer’s particular genius.

Including more than sixty tales by such master practitioners of the art as Perrault, Voltaire, Goethe, Hoffmann, Hawthorne, Wilde, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Calvino, Philip K. Dick, Robert Coover, and Angela Carter, this authoritative, original, and unique volume is sure to bewitch readers of all ages.

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
A NOTE ON THE TEXTS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

APULEIUS Cupid and Psyche (2nd century AD)
GESTA ROMANORUM Of Feminine Subtlety (c. 1300)
GIOVANNI STRAPAROLA The Pig Prince (1553)
GIAMBATTISTA BASILE The Merchant's Two Sons (1634)
MARIE-JEANNE L'HERITIER Ricdin-Ricdon (1696)
CHARLES PERRAULT Riquet with the Tuft (1697)
MARIE-CATHERINE D'AULNOY Green Serpent (1697)
CHARLOTTE-ROSE DE LA FORCE Parslinette (1697)
ANTOINE GALLAND Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Pari-Banou (1714)
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU The Queen Fantasque (1758)
VOLTAIRE The White Bull (1774)
JOHANN KARL AUGUST MUSAUS Libussa (1786)
CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND The Philosophers' Stone (1789)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE The Fairy Tale (1795)
LUDWIG TIECK Eckbert the Blond (1797)
WILHELM HEINRICH WACKENRODER A Wondrous Oriental Tale of a Naked Saint 1799)
NOVALIS Hyacinth and Roseblossom (1802)
E.T.A. HOFFMANN The Mines of Falun (1819)
T. CROFTON CROKER The Lady of Gollerus (1825)
WILHELM GRIMM Snow White and Rose Red (1837)
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY Bluebeard's Ghost (1843)
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Feathertop (1846)
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Shadow (1847)
GOTTFRIED KELLER Spiegel the Cat (1856)
THEODOR STORM Hinzelmeier (1857)
GEORGE MACDONALD The Day Boy and the Night Girl (1879)
FRANK STOCKTON The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885)
MARY DE MORGAN The Three Clever Kings (1888)
OSCAR WILDE The Fisherman and His Soul (1891)
HOWARD PYLE Where to Lay the Blame (1895)
HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL The Tale of the 672nd Night (1895)
LAURENCE HOUSMAN A Chinese Fairy-Tale (1898)
L. FRANK BAUM The Queen of Quok (1901)
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Dreams that Have No Moral (1902)
MARK TWAIN The Five Boons of Life (1902)
AUGUST STRINDBERG The Story of Jubal, Who Had No "I" (1903)
RAINER MARIA RILKE How Treason Came to Russia (1904)
CARL EWALD The Story of the Fairy Tale (1905)
ANATOLE FRANCE The Seven Wives of Bluebeard (1909)
MYNONA The Vegetational Fatherhood (1913)
LORD DUNSANY The Kith of the Elf-Folk (1916)
HERMANN HESSE The Forest Dweller (1917--18)
GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE Cinderella Continued, or the Rat and the Six Lizards (1919)
KURT SCHWITTERS The Three Wishes (1925)
FRANZ HESSEL The Seventh Dwarf (1926)
ALFRED DOBLIN The Fairy Tale about Technology (1935)
JAMES THURBER The Girl and the Wolf (1939)
GEORG KAISER The Fairy Tale of the King (1943)
ERICH KASTNER The Fairy Tale About Common Sense (1948)
INGEBORG BACHMANN The Smile of the Sphinx (1949)
HENRI POURRAT The Tale of the Singing Branch, the Bird of Truth, and the Water of Youth (1951)
PHILIP K. DICK The King of the Elves (1953)
ITALO CALVINO The Enchanted Palace (1956)
NAOMI MITCHISON Five Men and a Swan (1957)
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER Bluebeard's Daughter (1960)
CHRISTOPH MECKEL The Crow (1962)
STANISLAW LEM Prince Ferrix and the Princess Crystal (1967)
GUNTER KUNERT Sleeping Beauty (1972)
JANOSCH Hans My Hedgehog (1972)
ROBERT COOVER The Dead Queen (1973)
JANE YOLEN The Lady and the Merman (1976)
ROSEMARIE KUNZLER Rumpelstiltskin (1976)
MICHEL TOURNIER Tom Thumb Runs Away (1978)
ANGELA CARTER The Tiger's Bride (1979)
ROBIN McKINLEY The Princess and the Frog (1981)
TANITH LEE When the Clock Strikes (1983)
MICHAEL DE LARRABEITI Pichounetta and the Sergeant of Arles (1988)

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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